Job fair in Ifugao set on Sept. 14
by Dan B. Codamon
LAGAWE, Ifugao (8 September) -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) through the urgent request of Governor Teddy Baguilat Jr. has scheduled another provincial job fair on September 14 at the Lagawe Central School open gymnasium here to defuse congestion of job applicants at the Provincial Capitol.
According to David Damoyan of DOLE, Baguilat had already contacted several local and overseas employers to come to the province and disseminate the people their human resources needs and vacancies which they can apply.
The provincial government has been bothered with the continuous horde of job applicants asking for employment in the province which it cannot provide as the job vacancies in the government are very limited.
The Governor really wanted to hire as many people as can be especially the young professionals and other workers to solve the unemployment problem but the jobs available are not enough.
The invitation to the local and overseas employers was followed-up by the DOLE and according to their information, there are 10 local and 10 overseas employers who promised their presence and help the job applicants.
Information and announcement about the scheduled job fair were already circulated to the different municipalities inviting interested applicants.
Representatives of the Bank of Philippine Island, Allied Bank and Megaworld Corporation are among the local employers who will be present during the occasion.
For overseas employment, Australia is in need of skilled workers and professionals, Taiwan of factory workers, Saudi Arabia of professionals, nurses, pharmacists and domestic helpers while the United States also of nurses.
Among the jobs available as announced and whose qualifications and requirements will be discussed during the job fair include 500 call center agents, medical transcriptionists, account clerks, tellers, loan clerks, marketing associates, engineers, real estate associates and consultants for local employment.
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration will help in the information regarding the overseas hiring and other activities such as job and skill matching and other pertinent matters will be taken up in the job fair.
On the spot hiring can also be done by the local employers if the applicants possess the qualifications and will only be required to accomplish certain paper requirements.
There are no placement fees to be charged on the overseas employment application the DOLE also announced. (PIA Ifugao) [top]