201 out of 3,000 hired in DOLE job fair Print
Friday, 05 May 2017 12:03

A total of 201 out of more than 3,000 job seekers who went to two venues for the DOLE job fair got hired on the spot.

The number represents less than 10% of the total number of applicants who trooped to the Western Mindanao State University and the KCC Mall during last Monday’s Labor Day observance.

Most of the successful job seekers were hired for office work.

Meanwhile, another 358 job seekers are still completing documents prior to being hired by companies.

Out of the 358 near hires, a total of 318 were hired by local companies while 40 were hired for overseas employment.

The Labor office offered a total of 40,055 jobs during the recently-held Job Fair.

Of the 40,055 jobs that were made available, 37,247 positions are for overseas employment while 2,808 are for local employment.

There were 20 local private companies and government agencies that participated in the job fair.  They were joined by 21 recruitment agencies that set up shop in the two venues to screen and hire applicants.  (RGAAGO)