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Baguio City - The Department of Labor and Employment – Cordillera Administrative Region (DOLE-CAR) recorded seven hundred thirty eight (738) jobseekers who were immediately Hired On The Spot (HOTS) during the conduct of the 2017 Labor Day Job Fair at the Baguio Convention Center (BCC).

“A total of two thousand eight hundred eleven (2,811) job applicants registered during the job fair, of which one thousand six hundred seventy five (1,675) were males and one thousand one hundred thirty six (1,136) were females. Of those who qualified for the interviews, 738 of them were hired-on-the-spot (HOTS)” said DOLE CAR Regional Director Exequiel Ronie A. Guzman.

This translates to twenty three percent (23 %) HOTS success rate, RD Guzman said, citing the report of Labor and Employment Officer III Julienne Fortunato, 2017 Labor Day Job Fair Head secretariat.

RD Guzman added that the 738 HOTS are composed of 720 local job applicants and 18 overseas job applicants.

Of the 738 local HOTS, 340 are male and 380 are female; while of the 18 overseas HOTS, 4 are males and 14 are females.

Guzman further said that 33 local companies and 15 overseas recruitment agencies participated in the job fair, bringing with them 1,916 local job vacancies and 20,000 plus overseas job vacancies or an overall 20,916 job vacancies. The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) also joined the Labor Day Job Fair to recruit fresh graduates and job seekers to join their agencies.

Joining the 2017 Labor Day Celebration are Baguio City Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan, OWWA-CAR Regional Director Evelyn Laranang, DTI Regional Director Myrna Pablo, Atty. Majelin Simon of POEA-CAR, PESO Baguio Manager Jose Atanacio, DPWH-CAR Assistant Regional Director Alexander C. Castañeda, DOLE-CAR Assistant Regional Director Teodoro Delson, DOLE Mt. Province Head Samuel Lasdacan, DOLE-Baguio Benguet Field Office head Apollo Luspian and DTI –CAR Assistant Regional Director Freda Gawisan and the staff of participating government agencies.

Aside from the City Government of Baguio and the PESO Baguio, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Civil Service Commission (CSC), Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Phil Health, Pag Ibig, Social Security System (SSS), Government Service Insurance System (GSIS),  Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Philippine National Police-Baguio City Police Office (PNP-BCPO), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO), Employees Compensation Commission (ECC), Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC), National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Regional Tripartite and Wage Productivity Board (RTWPB-CAR), Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) also participated in the job fair. The private partners during the Labor Day Job Fair are ABS-CBN Porta Vaga Mall, Abanao Square, City Center Hotel and the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), who provided free overseas calls to Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) Families.

Eight (8) DOLE-CAR assisted Livelihood Associations participated in the livelihood fair, while other fair goers availed of counseling from the participating government agencies and the Government Program, Services and Advocacy Booth which also featured Information materials on Association of South East Asian nations (ASEAN), a 2017 Labor Day Celebration Photo Booth with a life size replica of  His Excellency President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, as well as massage, haircut and make up services, and free international calls courtesy of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT).

END/Patrick T Rillorta with reports from Julienne L Fortunato

Dir.Exequiel Guzman
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