A total of 1,911 jobseekers found employment on June 12, Independence Day.
In a report to Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, Bureau of Local Employment Director Dominique Tutay said 16,648 applicants trooped to the Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan (TNK) job and business fair sites mounted jointly by the labor and trade departments across the country in celebration of the 120th Declaration of Philippine Independence.
Of this number, 3,659 were ‘near-hires’, on top of the 1,911 who were hired on the spot, Tutay said, citing the same BLE report.
One of those who immediately found employment was 20-year old Christina, who was hired as a promo specialist by Fineco Management.
“Nagpapasalamat po ako na natanggap agad kasi kailangan ko po talaga magtrabaho para sa anak ko,”
Most of the hired-on-the-spot applicants were for the positions of service crew, production machine operator, office clerk, call center/customer service representative, cashier, enumerator, accounting staff/officer, production worker/factory worker, sales clerk/salesman, and car washer.
Meanwhile, ‘near hires’ are job applicants who may be considered as hired but need to submit additional or lacking requirements or may need to attend further interviews or tests.
They may be hired or placed depending on the outcome of their interview and compliance of pre-employment requirements of the hiring company.
The TNK fair gathered 635 participating employers (511 local and 124 overseas) which brought with them 122,263 local and overseas jobs across the country.
Meanwhile, a total of 7,774 job vacancies were offered by the government mostly in the PNP, AFP, NAVY, and BJMP.
The top local jobs offered were for the positions of Production Machine Operator, Officer and Enlisted Personnel (AFP,PNP,NAVY,BJMP), Construction Worker/Laborer, Customer Service Representative, Mason (Rough/Finishing), Production Worker/Factory Worker, Carpenter (Rough/Finishing), Company Driver, Service Crew, and Retail and Sales Agent.
On the other hand, the top overseas vacancies were for service worker/hotel worker, nurse, engineer, general labor/technician, labor worker, forecourt (petrol filler), butcher (supermarket), sales personnel, hospital worker, and carpenter.
On June 15, Independence Day TNK job and business fairs were also held at the Provincial Covered Court, Catbalogan City, Samar and at the Provincial Capitol Training Center, Provincial Capitol Bldg., Butuan City.