SEVENTY eight applicants in Negros Occidental were hired-on-the-spot during the Kalayaan Day Job Fair held at the District North Point Ayala Mall in Talisay City Friday.

A total of 834 applicants sought employment with 24 local companies and eight overseas recruitment agencies.

The Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) Region 6 organized the jobs fair with its partner agencies to provide work opportunities to thousands of job seekers from Bacolod City and Negros Occidental.

Aside from providing job opportunities, employers and employees, as well as house helpers having labor-related concerns were catered by members of the Dole Western Visayas Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) through a help assistance desk set up simultaneous with the career fair.(EPN)