SOME 81 applicants were hired on the spot (HOTS) after braving the strong morning rain to join the hundreds of job seekers at the 2018 Kalayaan Day Jobs fair.
Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) - Cordillera OIC regional director Exequiel Ronie Guzman said of the 720 jobseekers, 81 were HOTS, 509 were near hire applicants for local employment while 148 were near hires for various overseas jobs.
“Near hire applicants are those who need to process prerequisite documents like certification needed to complete the hiring process and final interview of top management or the near hire applicant needs to submit additional documents to be officially hired by the company,” Guzman said.
The job fair and livelihood fair were held at the Sky Zone of the Porta Vaga Mall along Upper Session Road where a total 5,953 job vacancies were offered by 17 companies, including 1,300 local jobs and 4,653 for job placement overseas.
Aside from employment facilitation, the job fair at the UB Gym also featured one-stop-shop for government services. A booth in celebration of the World Day Against Child Labor (WDACL) where brochures on the Philippine Program of Child Labor (PPACL) and 2018 WDACL were given to the public. (PR)