A continuous monitoring of the result of the 2016 Labor Day Job Fair will be conducted by the Department of Labor and Employment until the end of August 2016 where aside from the 5,565 hired on the spot, another 26,750 applicants were registered as ‘near hires.’


‘Near hires’ are job applicants  who were considered hired but needs to submit additional or lacking requirements, or may need to attend further interviews or tests.


In her report to Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz, Bureau of Local Employment Director Dominique R. Tutay said 26, 750 applicants were monitored as near hire applicants.


“These job applicants may be hired or placed depending on the outcome of their interview and compliance of pre-employment requirements of the hiring company,” said Director Tutay.


Of the total number of near hire applicants, DOLE Regional Offices reported 489, or 1.83 percent hired or placed job applicants.  Four hundred fifty-four of them were registered for local employment and 35 will be off for overseas deployment.


Among the top ten occupations for local employment were Office clerk – 61; Production Machine Operator – 46; Sales Clerk – 36; Cashier – 24; Customer Service Representative – 22; Administrative Assistant – 19; Production/Factory Worker – 16; Service Crew – 15; Utility man – 15; Call Center Agent – 14; Checker – 12; Information Technology Staff -12.


From the top ten occupations, there were 292 out of 454 filled up vacancies which comprise 64 percent of the total locally hired applicants.


The list of occupations filled up for overseas deployment were Professional Nurse – 8; Cashier – 7; Company Driver – 6; Data Encoder – 3; Household Service Worker – 3; and one each for Mechanical Engineer, Receptionist, Secretary, Service Crew, SMAW Welder 1, Teacher, Waiter, and Welder positions.


According to Director Tutay, the participating local employers are required to submit placement report 30 days after the conduct of job fair and 90 days for participating licensed recruitment agencies.


DOLE has line-up a yearlong job fairs in all regions in the country. This third quarter, the schedule of job fairs to be conducted or coordinated by DOLE Regional Offices.


For the month of July, the Job Fairs Scheduled are the following:


2 July – LGU Diffun, Municipal Social Hall, Diffun, Quirino; 25 July – LGU Aglipay, Municipal Lobby, Aglipay, Quirino.


7 July – PESO Calamba Job Fair, Calamba City Hall; PESO Cabuyao City Laguna Job Fair – Covered Court, Barangay Gulod, Cabuyao City, Laguna; 14 July – PESO Calamba Job Fair, Calamba City Hall; 15 July – PESO Los Banos Job Fair, Bambang, Los Banos, Laguna; 21 July – PESO Calamba Job Fair, Calamba City Hall; 28 July – PESO Calamba Job Fair, Calamba City, Laguna; 29 July – PESO Los Banos, Gabaldon Hall, Los Banos, Laguna.


13 July – DOLE XIII SARFO/PESO Mini Job Fair, Municipal Gymnasium, Malungon, Sarangani Province; 18 July – T’nalak Job Fair, Protech Center, City of Koronadal; 29 July – Job Fair at New City Hall, Koronadal City.


7 July – Job Fair at Robinson’s Place, Butuan City, JC Aquino Avenue, Butuan City.

For the month of August, the scheduled Job Fairs are the following:


1 August – Job Fair at Butuan City Hall Lobby, JP Rosales Ave., Butuan City; 4 AUGUST – PESO Calamba Job Fair, Calamba City, Laguna; 6 August 216 – PESO Cabuyao City Laguna Job Fair; Covered Court, Brgy. Marinig, Cabuyao City, Laguna; 11 August – PESO Calamba Job Fair, Calamba City Hall; 12 August – PESO Los Banos Laguna Job Fair, Tadlak, Los Banos, Laguna; 18 August – PESO Laguna Job Fair, Calamba City Hall; 18-19 August – Job Fair at Provincial PESO Office, Patin-Ay, Agusan Del Sur; 22 August – Job Fair at LGU Tago, Surigao del Sur; 25 August – Sultan Kudarat State University Job Fair, SKSU Campus, BO. 2, EJC Montilla; LGU Arakan Job Fair. ABC Hall, Municipal Hall Compound; Poblacion, Arakan; 26 August – Mini Job Fair at New City Hall, Koronadal City; PESO Los Banos Laguna Job Fair, PESO Gabaldon; PESO Calamba Job fair, Calamba City Hall.


For the final month of the third quarter, the following are the job fair schedules:


3 September – Job Fair at Gaisano Grand Mall, Polomolok; 11 September – Job Fair at the Municipal Hall of Banga, South Cotabato; 22 September – Job Fair at Municipal Lobby, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur; Job Fair at Nasipit Municipal Hall, Agusan del Norte; 26 September – Job Fair at Municipal Lobby, Trento Agusan del Sur; 30 September 2016 – Mini Job fair, New Koronadal Hall, Koronadal City.




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