Baguio City, Benguet – Twenty two (22) Job seekers were Hired On The Spot (HOTS) during the Labor Day Face-to-Face Job and Business Fair held at the Baguio Convention Center yesterday, May 01, 2022. The Job Fair resumed its usual Face-to-Face arrangement after being postponed from 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 22 successful HOTS employees will be starting their new careers in their respective local workplaces within the region, after hurdling through the one-day hiring process. Service-related industries such as business process outsourcing/BPOs and frontline hotel/tourism services topped the list of the employers who hired on the spot.

The one-day job fair showcased 34 participating private local and overseas employers including one from the local government, opening a total 10,432 vacancies.

21 local participating companies offered 4,717 jobs, while 12 participating companies promoted 5,712 jobs abroad. As an active employment co-partner, the Local Government of Baguio also tendered 3 vacancies to job-hopefuls in the public sector.

A total of 1,574 job applicants, who either pre-registered or registered on the day itself, attended the event. 1,034 applicants vied for local hiring, while 540 pursued employment abroad. Male and female applicants numbered 791 and 783 respectively.

555 applicants were qualified for local jobs, while 306 were qualified for overseas work, meaning they meet the minimum requirements for the vacancies they applied for.

The 762 near-hires are jobseekers who were considered hired but need to submit additional or lacking requirements, or may need to attend further interviews or tests.

As part of the One Stop Shop Service, 24 applicants were referred to TESDA to upskill their competencies. 4 applicants, on the other hand, were referred to the Department of Trade and Industry for business opportunities.

The Labor Day Job Fair also highlighted the merchandise of livelihood projects which were assisted by DOLE or DTI, while TESDA put up a wellness center which provided free basic health, relaxation, and grooming services.

To all the newly hired employees, the Department of Labor and Employment hopes all the best in your career.

END//Daryll Ponard