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500 job applicants hired-on-the-spot at BPSU Jobs Fair

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  • Mhike R. C.
  • 7 years ago

CITY OF BALANGA, BataanAround 500 jobseekers were reportedly hired-on-the-spot (HOTS) at the Bataan Peninsula State University’s (BPSUs) recently-concluded Jobs Fair, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reported Saturday.

The HOTS were among 1,129 jobseekers that flocked and participated at BPSU’s Annual Jobs Fair held at the school’s main campus in Balanga City.

DOLE-Regional Director Atty. Ana Dione reported to Labor Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz that that the HOTS accounted for a 52 percent placement rate of 959 qualified applicants. “We are pleased to inform you of the successful turnout of BPSU’s Annual Jobs Fair where we recorded a 52 percent placement rate on HOTS achieving 37 percentage points above the Department’s 15 percent placement rate target,” Dione told 1Bataan.com.

Dione also noted in her report to Baldoz that quite a number of BPSU graduates or members of its alumni were part of the HOTS. “Though the jobs fair was also opened to outsiders, it’s also good to know that a good percentage of the HOTS are from the school’s pool of graduates and alumni. I laud the initiatives of BPSU in providing employment opportunities the easy and inexpensive way, for its students and its nearby community by holding a jobs fair like this,” Dione said. BPSU’s annual jobs fair was facilitated in partnership with the DOLE Bataan Field Office and different Public Employment Service Offices (PESOs) in Bataan.

Some 22,969 job vacancies for local and overseas employment were offered by 66 local companies and 6 private recruitment agencies during the fair. Job vacancies offered for local and overseas jobs include fast food crew, mall merchandisers, tourism-related staff, factory workers, production workers, and skilled workers.

Participating firms include Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP), Sutherland, Ginebra San Miguel, Crown Royal Hotel, Lavista Inland Resort, and Gerry’s Grill Restaurant. Other participating firms include Rural Bank of Limay, Pan Resort and Events Place, Prulife U.K, Epson Precision Phils., Maxim De Humania, EEI Corp., Momcares, DND Government Arsenal, Charven Pokphand Foods Phils. Corp., BJB Grove Inc., Macboo Ind’l Park Prod. Corp., and AMPC Center of Excellence.

The Social Security System, Technical Education and Skills Development, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, Department of Trade and Industry, and Pag-IBIG Fund provided pre-employment services to jobseekers.

BPSU officials present to oversee the jobs fair include President Gregorio Rodis PhD, Campus Director Perla Estrella PhD, PESO School-based Placement Officer/Coordinator Hazel Ilaya, and other BPSU officials. DOLE-Bataan Field Office head Leilani Reynoso, along with Bataan PESO Managers Imelda Gonzalez, Melchor Cui, Ben Ruben Cruz, Noriel Dacion, and Hector Lintag, were also present.

Anchored on the theme “Juan for Work, Work for Juan,” the fair aims to assist graduates and graduating students from local communities to find gainful employment. Aside from this, it is also a pre-labor day activity coordinated with the DOLE in line with the 114th Labor Day Celebration with the theme “Kinabukasan Sigurado sa Disenteng Trabaho.”

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