Mega Job Fair gives instant jobs to 67 Aklanons
Venus G. Villanueva
Kalibo, Aklan (16 June) -- Sixty-seven Aklanons got hired on the spot during last month’s Mega Job Fair here held by the Provincial Government of Aklan through the Public Employment Service Office, the Congressional District Office, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration and the Department of Labor and Employment.
In his report aired over a local radio station here, Aklan Governor Carlito S. Marquez said a total of 67 qualified Aklanons were hired on the spot. Of this figure, 35 were hired for local jobs, while 32 were hired for overseas jobs.
The job fair was attended by 21 employers or representatives of agencies offering overseas jobs. On the other hand, 28 employers came to offer local jobs to Aklanons.
Ten thousand (10,000) job vacancies for both local and overseas jobs were up for applicants during the job fair.
A total of 1,202 applicants registered during the job fair, with 1,048 qualifying.
Those who were not hired on the spot, but found qualified, were told to be contacted later by the agencies. (PIA) [top]