JOB portal Jobstreet has amplified its services to provide jobs that matter to Filipinos as it unveils its first Online Career Fair on Sept. 14 to 18 in partnership with the Civil Service Commission (CSC).
With millions of Filipinos losing their jobs due to the Covid-19 pandemic, JobStreet and CSC offer employment opportunities in the public sector by bringing jobseekers and hiring government agencies together in the virtual job fair.
JobStreet’s Online Career Fair is offering more than 10,000 government job positions from 700 participating agencies in all the regions. Among the available posts, 28 percent are from Calabarzon and Mimaropa, 18 percent are from Central Visayas and 15 percent are from Western Visayas.
Available job roles in the Online Career Fair are deputy register of deeds, admin officer, attorney, accountant and procurement officer, among others.
According to JobStreet’s latest job report as of August 2020, over half or 60 percent of all job candidates in the Philippines were impacted by the Covid-19 in which 17 percent were permanently retrenched and 43 percent found themselves temporarily not working.
Employees who were retrenched were the ones who were not working full time and who had been in organizations with less than 500 employees.
The report also showed the hardest hit industries, which are tourism and travel, food and beverage, hospitality, catering, architecture, building and construction and the education sectors.
About 98 percent of hirers had implemented human resource changes in response to Covid-19, in which 74 percent had required their employees to work from home, and 55 percent had a negative impact on the workforce by freezing the number of new hires and temporarily or permanently laying off staff.
“It’s always been JobStreet’s advocacy to provide every Filipino jobs that matter to them, and it’s an honor that the CSC trusted us to be a part of this initiative to help employees rebuild their career during this difficult time,” said JobStreet country manager Philip Gioca.
Interested applicants can register to the virtual job fair by creating and downloading the personal data sheet through the Online Career Fair microsite, uploading it to their JobStreet profile as resume and bookmarking the website for easy reference.
“To our Filipino jobseekers, especially those who have been displaced due to the pandemic, we encourage you to join the Online Career Fair and find livelihood opportunities in the public sector,” said CSC commissioner Aileen Lourdes Lizada. / PR