13,760 hired on the spot in DOLE 2012 Labor Day job and livelihood fairs


Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday said 13,760 workers were hired on the spot (HOTS) in its simultaneous nationwide job and livelihood fairs on last May 1.
“The number of applicants who got hired represented over 19 percent of the total 64,916 applicants who have qualified,” said Baldoz.
There were 95,263 applicants who registered for the one-day employment facilitation activity held as one of the DOLE’s celebratory events for Labor Day, 79,093 applicants have been interviewed.
Baldoz said the number of HOTS may still increase as there are DOLE regional offices, which have not completed their submission of reports because they extended their job fairs to another day.
These are DOLE Regional Offices Nos. 3, 11, 12, CARAGA, and CAR.
The Labor and Employment Chief also emphasized the 2012 Labor Day Job and Livelihood Fairs did not offer any vacancy for low-skilled workers, such as domestic helpers.
Some of the positions filled up during the job fairs included the following: marketing officer, sales clerk, welder, promodizer, HR assistant, office staff, welder, IT specialist officer, sales assistant, waiter, IT sales specialist, technicians, warehouse man, computer technicians, HR staff, stockman, visual merchandiser, store supervisor, graphic artist, mechanical engineer, document controller, and store manager.
Region 10 had topped the list of five regions with the highest number of HOTS, with 2,583; followed by Region IV-A, with 2,033 HOTS; CAR, 1,532 HOTS; and Region 6, 1,344.
In the NCR, there are 1,347 HOTS represented by those hired in the World Trade Center venue. Not included are the 1,331 HOTS from the SM Job Fairs, which formed part of the celebration.
The nation celebrated 2012 Labor Day on the theme, “Pagtutulungan. Pagbabago. Disenteng Trabaho,” emphasizing the enhanced tripartite approach of the DOLE in labor governance and the reforms it has been pursuing to attain decent work.
Baldoz said job seekers who were not able to land a job at the fair should not worry because all the job vacancies offered are still to be found online at the Phil-JobNet, the official government portal for job search and job matching.
“Normally it takes time–several days, or weeks–for a jobseeker to apply and land a job successfully. For a jobseeker to be hired on-the-spot, in just a day or less, and for an employer to get their skilled manpower in the same period, translates to less inconvenience,
and therefore, more productive results,” she said.
The DOLE 2012 Labor Day Celebration was supported by DOLE partners, namely, Asia Brewery Inc.; Banco De Oro; Centrex Corporation; Cobra Energy Drink; Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry Inc.; Globe Telecom; Golden Arches Development Corporation; Max’s Chicken; PESO Association of Metro Manila; PALSCON; San Miguel Corporation; SM Supermalls; Suyen Corporation; and Sykes Asia Inc., with the Philippine Star, Philippine Daily Inquirer; Business Mirror; and Manila Bulletin as media partners.