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The Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office No. 3 yesterday reported that 20 job applicants were hired on the spot (HOTS) at the job fair held during the 42nd Foundation Day of San Jose, Nueva Ecija.
Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz, citing a report by Regional Director Leopoldo De Jesus, said that 18 of the hired-on-the-spot applicants were for local jobs, while the two were for overseas employment. The job fair was held at the Pag-Asa Sports Complex, Brgy F.E. Marcos, San Jose City.
A total of 543 job applicants registered in the DOLE’s national manpower skills registry system (NMRS) during the said jobs fair, which was supervised by Genaro Dizon, together with San Jose City PESO Manager Zenaida Barangan.
De Jesus said that the large influx of unemployed and underemployed jobseekers was attributed to the city government’s declaration of a special non-working day during the celebration. About 1,000 job vacancies were offered by 14 local companies and six agencies for overseas placement.
The agencies for overseas employment which joined the jobs fair were France Asia, Eyequest, Global Expertise, Sunway, Placewell and E-GMP International. The participating local companies included SM, Robinsons, GM Bank, Digitel, Sutherland, Hyundai, Gracious Shepherd, Wheeltek Motor Sales Corporation, Kasapi, Kabalikat, Red Dragon, Advance Credit Corporation, NCO, and FTC Leasing and Finance Corporation.
The celebration also highlighted the release of checks representing the 40-percent-counterpart share of the DOLE for student beneficiaries who rendered summer jobs for the city government and other private companies under the DOLE’s Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES).
The DOLE Nueva Ecija Field Office released a total of 103 checks for the SPES beneficiaries. The SPES is a regular program of the DOLE to empower poor, but deserving students to finish their schooling which will enable them to have sustainable jobs in the future.