Some 646 of the 903 job applicants including those who are victims of the super typhoon Yolanda might be started working this month in various companies after they tried their luck in the local job fair conducted at the Capitol social hall recently.
The Public Employment Service Office (PESO Capitol) had asked 35 firms to participate in the local job fair last Sunday Dec. 1 and 33 of them had joined with their respective representatives. Several government agencies such as the Phil-Health Insurance, Social Security System, National Statistics Office and the National Bureau of Investigation which offices have been involved with regards to job requirements also participated in the affair.
At the end of the day, out of 903 participants who were interviewed, 109 were fortunate to be hired on the spot (HOTS) which composed of 67 females and 42 males including three Yolanda victims who were given priorities while 537 of them with 67 typhoon victims were considered for final interview by several companies. Some 199 applicants however, were also considered for further vacancies.
There were 117 applicants who lacked the necessary documents and 41 of them are not qualified for the positions they applied for. The last job fair this year was in coordination with the Department of Labor and Employment DOLE and the Cebu Association of PESO Managers CAPESOM. Ramon Gallardo