A total of 168 individuals were hired-on-the-spot (hots) during the local jobs fair held at the Capitol Social Hall on Labor Day.
The Public Employment Services Office (PESO) has been holding a jobs fair in the Capitol every May 1, in honor of the working sector in the country.
Labor Employment Officer III Julius Chua, who is the officer in-charge for PESO’s outplacement program for local and overseas displaced workers, said a total of 983 applicants were registered during the whole day activity, which was participated in by 41 companies.
“Sa applicants wa ta nag-expect makaabot ta’g total registered nga 983 kay nag-advance screening mi last January 28 gamay ra ang ni-apply. Mao’ng wa ta mag-expect nga naabot hapit libo,” said Chua.
Of the 168 individuals who were immediately hired, 53 were males, while 115 were females.
The participating companies include Aboitiz Construction Group of Co., Ace Hardware Philippines Inc., Asian Marine Transport Corp., Bench, Beneluxe Trading Corp., Bo’s Coffee Inc., Brutus Food System Inc., Carlos A. Gothong Lines Inc., Cebu Doctor’s University Hospital, Cebu Mitsumi Inc., among others.
Chua said all the companies that the Capitol PESO invited confirmed their participation for the jobs fair.
He said there were 477 qualified applicants who almost got hired, but they still have to undergo a final interview and an employer’s approval.
Chua said the activity went well.
“Katong wala na-hired-on-the-spot, mo visit sila anytime sa PESO sa Capitol kay magpost man ta sa bulletin boards og hiring from other companies. Anytime (moanhi sila) labi na katong wa kaapil or wa ni-qualify sa job fair ari lang sa PESO Capitol,” he said.
On May 4, PESO will assist a local and overseas jobs fair to be held in Balamban covered court and a local jobs fair in Moalboal gym.