DAVAO City–The Kalayaan jobs-fair here yielded a total of 2,000 applicants as of midday on Independence Day.
Joseph Vingno, Labor and Employment Officer III of the Labor and Employment XI, said a partial 168 applicants have filed their application for overseas employment while another partial 629 applicants submitted their documents for local employment.
He said young applicants comprise the large number due to the surge of fresh college graduates this year.
Lawyer Jeoffrey Suyao, director of the Department of Labor and Employment XI, said the application process and interview had been going on since June 5 with the participation of management representatives from various firms which join the jobs-fair.
He said a total of 97 employers have participated in this year’s Kalayaan jobs-fair bringing with them 15,113 jobs for local and overseas employment.
Suyao assured that a one-stop-shop by government agencies will be set up to assist in facilitating the pre-employment requirements.
“The Social Security System, Pag-ibig, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, National Bureau of Investigation, Department of Foreign Affairs and the National Statistics Office will be there to assist,” he said.
Suyao said that for local employment, the business process outsourcing needs a thousand employees.
He said jobs are also available like sales marketing assistants, supervisors, drivers, accounting staff, on-line tutors, engineers, cashiers and merchandisers.
Suyao said overseas jobs include engineers, skilled-workers, chefs, marketing assistants, staff- nurses, cashiers and domestic workers.
Meantime, Major Rosa Maria Christina Manuel, public affairs officer of the Eastern Mindanao Command said the military also conducts an interactive display showcasing the gallantry and involvement of the men and women in the Armed Forces at the Abreeza Mall. WITH PIA REPORT