4,507 jobs up for grabs in Kalayaan Fair
Some four thousand five hundred local jobs are up for grabs during the conduct of the Kalayaan jobs fair on Independence Day, June 12, 2023, in separate venues in the city.
At SM City Baguio, there will be around 3,023 jobs offered by some 27 participating companies which will be available for the interested job seekers wanting to have gainful employment.
On the other hand, some 1,984 jobs offered by some 33 participating local companies are also available for the job seekers at the Porta Vaga mall during the one-day jobs fair organized by the cordillera office of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-CAR) and the City Public Employment Services Office (PESO).
Aside from the said jobs fair that will be available in the 2 malls in the city, there will also be livelihood fairs that will be conducted for interested applicants wanting to avail of the assistance from the concerned government agencies to help in paving the way for businesses to recover from the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to the impacted industries.
DOLE-CAR and PESO officials expressed hope that there will be an increase in the number of applicants who will be hired on the spot compared to those who were hired on the spot during the Labor Day jobs fair held last May 1, 2023 at the Baguio Convention Center.
DOLE-CAR assistant regional director Emerito Narag disclosed that there were only 51 out of the 846 jobseekers who were hired on the spot during the Labor Day jobs fair.
Further, he added that there were some 106 jobseekers who were nearly hired on the spot while 611 applicants were considered to be qualified for the positions that they applied for.
For her part, PESO Baguio head Romelda Frances Escan֮o called on the jobseekers to ensure that they will be early in the site of the job fairs apart from ensuring that they are prim and proper and bring with them multiple copies of their documents to ensure speedy transactions with the companies they intend to apply for the available work offered during the jobs fair. – Dexter A. See