An early morning rain failed to discourage job applicants’ desire in trying their luck at last Sunday’s overseas job fair held at the social hall of the Capitol. Almost 3,000 college graduates, undergraduates and job seekers queued in the Capitol.
The Public Employment Service Office record showed that there are 20,820 job vacancies available from various job agencies to be filled up for 14,574 men and 6,246 for women. However, of the 3,026 pre-registrants, there were 2,874 of them who braved the interviews conducted by 33 licensed agencies.
There were 31 fortunate applicants considered hired on the spot, which consist of 24 men and seven (7) women. Also, there were 2,758 listed for final interview by different agencies. The recruitment ended up at six p.m.
Other government agencies that participated in the affair were the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Phil-Health Insurance, Social Security System (SSS) and the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). Many of the applicants also took advantage of their chances for whatever purpose they needed in the said agencies. Ramon Gallardo