60k jobseekers on Labor Day online job fair

The labor department’s online job fair drew 60,795 jobseekers nationwide while 300 of them were assured of immediate employment on May 1, Labor Day. Screencap from DOLE's Virtual Career Fair 2021

QUEZON CITY (PR)  — The labor department’s online job fair drew 60,795 jobseekers nationwide while 300 of them were assured of immediate employment on May 1, Labor Day.    


In a report from the Bureau of Local Employment, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said that of the total job seekers who registered, 13,651 of them were qualified for the different job vacancies.

Of those who qualified, 296 job seekers were hired on the spot, he added.


Meanwhile, 3,884 were near-hires or those who were considered hired, but still need to submit additional or lacking requirements, or may need to undergo further interviews or exams to fully qualify for the job.

Also, 217 jobseekers were referred to the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority for further skills training or re-tooling, 224 were referred to the DOLE’s Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns for livelihood training, and 138 were referred to the Department of Trade and Industry for business inquiries and concerns. 


Bello said that these are only initial figures as reports come in from the DOLE Regional Offices. 
Conducted in 16 regions, the online job fairs were participated by 665 employers which brought over 50,000 local and overseas jobs from industries such as manufacturing, health, business process outsourcing, textile, and construction. (ALDM-DOLE/PRESS RELEASE)
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