IT’S an early Christmas gift for 94 job seekers from Davao City and nearby provinces that were hired-on-spot (HOT) during the 82nd DOLE (Department of Labor and Employment) at the Abreeza Mall last Tuesday.

DOLE 11 regional director lawyer Joffrey Suyao told EDGE Davao in a text message that majority of those hired were for local employment totaling to 72, with 39 of them are females and 33 males.

Suyao also said that 22 job applicants were hired by some participating companies for overseas employment, of which 13 were male and 9 were female.

With the 94 hires out of 409 qualified registered applicants, the DOLE 11 surpassed its 15 percent target in this year’s annual anniversary job fair.

The DOLE 11 recorded a total of 638 registered applicants in the one-day job fair.

Participating companies for both local and overseas employment had interviewed a total of 1,781 applicants which are majority for local jobs.

Aside from the one-day event, the DOLE 11 has conducted a mini-job fair and per-registration event five days prior.

Earlier, Suyao said DOLE’s anniversary fair give chance of employment to October graduates and to those who are still fishing for better jobs.

A total of 21,091 job vacancies locally and abroad will be made available in this year’s anniversary job fair, according to Suyao.
This year’s anniversary job fair was participated by a total of 37 employers, of which 52 were local and 21 were overseas,” he said.

Of the 21, 091 total job vacancies posted in the 82nd DOLE anniversary Job Fair, majority or a total of 16,201 were for overseas employment while only 4, 890 were local.

The top ten job openings abroad are nurses, engineers, electricians, cooks, service crew, mechanic, welders, cashiers, drivers, and all-around beauticians.

Meanwhile, most vacancies for local employment are call center agents, accounting staff, engineers, IT specialist, cashiers, sales associates, factory workers, machine operator, and promo merchandisers.

Last year’s anniversary job fair was participated by an estimate of more than 2,500 job applicants.

EDGE Davao