The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) XI has recorded a total of 105 hired on the spot (HOTS) during the 2016 Kabuhayan Job Fair held on October 7 and 8, 2016 at NCCC Mall.

Out of the total HOTS 84 are for local employment and 24 for overseas.

The job fair which was done in partnership with the Office of Congressman Karlo B. Nograles offered more than 8,000 job vacancies from 56 participating local and overseas employers.

The recent job fair has gathered a total of 1,293 job seekers wherein 767 applicants qualified and 2,284 were interviewed.

Top five jobs for local employment include call center agents, automotive technicians, sales clerk, and drivers while top five jobs for overseas employment include nursing staff, lab technicians, waiters/waitresses, heavy equipment driver, and sales clerk.

During the opening program, DOLE XI Director Joffrey M. Suyao thanked the employers who participated in the event. Also present during the opening were Overseas Workers Welfare Administration Director Eduardo E. Bellido, Congressman Karlo B. Nograles and Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) Representative Jericho B. Nograles.

Moreover, with the thrust of Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III of reducing ENDO in the country, employer participants for this year’s Kabuhayan Job fair were only those with certificate of compliance to the General Labor Standards.

Kriztja Marae G. Labrador/LCO-DOLEXI