Some 2,264 job applicants made it to the Overseas Job Fair held at the social hall of the Capitol on March 17 this year. The female job seekers outnumbered the males who reached 906 compared to 1,358 lady applicants. Present to cater their respective needed works were 28 representatives from various companies.
Those fortunate ones who were considered Hired on the Spot (HOTS) were composed of 54 females and 36 males, while another 1,638 applicants were scheduled for final interview by their respective future employer (agency). Moreover, 339 applicants were considered for further vacancies while another 203 job seekers failed to land a position due to lack of necessary documents to support their application letter.
Earlier in the day, Acting Gov. Agnes A. Magpale visited the social hall and in her short message expressed her full support in the activity of the participating licensed agencies and applicants. There were several national government agencies that assisted and helped other individuals in their respective needs. Personnel from the National Bureau of Investigation, PHILHEALTH, SSS, Department of Foreign Affairs and Pag-Ibig Mutual Fund anwered queries about clearances from the NBI as well as loans and medical assistance from representatives of SSS and PHILHEALTH.
The next job fair will be on May 1 and job seekers are expected to try their luck on that date with the local companies. Prospective applicants are advised to register early at the PESO Capitol with their credentials ready.