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Bicol job fair applicants set to get hired on the spot

By Connie Calipay

LEGAZPI CITY --- The Department of Labor and Employment in Bicol (DOLE-5) is expecting about 300 jobseekers or at least 15 percent of 2,000 applicants who preregistered will be hired on the spot during the Labor Day job fair held at the Ayala Malls here on Monday.

DOLE-5 Regional Director Ma. Zenaida A. Angara-Campita, in an interview with local reporters, said the expectation was based on the good grades and quality of performance indicated in the job seekers preregistration documents.

HIRED. Ailyn B. Bañares, 22, of Bacacay, Albay is among the job seekers who got hired on the spot during the Labor Day job fair at the Ayala Malls in Legazpi City on Monday (May 1, 2023). DOLE-Bicol Regional Director Ma. Zenaida A. Angara-Campita said she expected more applicants would be hired on the spot. (Photo from DOLE-Bicol's Facebook page / Earl Marc Mari Ordan)

"Nakita naman namin na sila ay marurunong, and maganda ang kanilang mga credentials. I hope na na mamakakuha sila ng trabaho this time. Tinitingnan din naman, hindi namin sila kakalimutan, pag na-profile na namin sila, mahanapan pa sila ng angkop na trabaho para sa kanila. This will not end in Labor Day. Patuloy namin imo-monitor ung paghahanap nila ng trabaho (We have seen that they are smart and their credentials are good. I hope that they will get a job this time. We will also look into it, we will not forget them, once we have profiled them we will find a suitable job for to them. This will not end on Labor Day. We will continue to monitor their job search)," Campita said.

Some 14,000 vacancies are available at the job fair, she noted.

Campita also said the event dubbed "Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan" is one way of helping not only those who are looking for employment but also those seeking better opportunities.

She said as part of the event, some 20,617 beneficiaries are set to receive PHP95 million worth of livelihood assistance from the DOLE and Technical Education Skills Development Authority in Bicol (TESDA-5).

Nine beneficiaries will receive livelihood kits under the DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP) for nail care services, dressmaking, beauty care, hair and make-up, street food vending and cooked viand vending.

There will also be awarding of Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) wages to some 20, 496 beneficiaries. (PNA)


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