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4,500 Hired in Iloilo City Charter Day Job Fair

4,500 Hired in Iloilo City Charter Day Job Fair: Around 4,500 Ilonggos were hired on the spot during the 85th Charter Day Job Fair 2022 held at Robinsons Place Iloilo on August 26, 2022. Gabriel Umadhay, Public Employment Services Office (PESO) – Iloilo City head, said that the activity was the “biggest job fair” in the metropolis. The event was open for jobseekers looking for local and overseas opportunities. Related: Most Secure Jobs in PH According to JobStreet

The event held at the mall’s fountain area gathered more than 5,000 applicants who flocked to the venue from 9am to 4pm. A total of 4,472 were hired on the spot and qualified. It was participated in by 108 companies and agencies.

“We have over 2,000+ vacancies offered by 20 Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) firms, 76 local companies, and 12 overseas agencies,” said Umadhay. He also revealed that his office is almost hitting the target of 25,000 employees as of August 2022.

“That is an improvement to the economic activities that we are having. That means that people will no longer depend on dole-outs. Rather, they are now empowered to celebrate their milestones because they have the economic capacities,” he added.

The job fair is also one of the best examples of shared governance where public and private entities are coming together in making sure that everybody is part of the success, he added.

Mayor Jerry P. Treñas was happy with the results of the job fair that gave livelihood opportunities for the Ilonggos: “Nalipay gid ako nga madamu sa aton mga utod ang nahatagan sang opurtunidad kag trabaho pina-agi sa aton Job Fair. Wala untat ang pagserbisyo sang Peso- Iloilo City para aton mga kasimanwa,”said Treñas.

Iloilo City, JobStreet Philippines teams up to reinforce local employment. City Government of Iloilo and leading online job portal JobStreet have recently sealed their partnership that seeks to support local employment in the city as it approaches the next normal.

The virtual ceremonial signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was graced by Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas and JobStreet Philippines Country Manager Philip Gioca. The partnership will run for the next three years in cooperation with Iloilo Public Employment Service Office.

Under this partnership, Iloilo City-based hirers are entitled to free job posting credits per month on JobStreet. This effort allows employers to expand their recruitment to thousands of quality talents within the platform. In addition, candidates and hirers can conveniently access recruitment and career resources written in Ilonggo with topics such as employee retention, building a team, workplace productivity, among others.

“The partnership we forged today will help our small businesses thrive with the free [job posting], allowing them to recover from the losses by ensuring that they have the right employees to build their businesses,” shared Mayor Treñas during the ceremonial MOA signing.

“The digitalization of employment services is in line with our dream to level up Iloilo City— [providing] an online platform that is accessible and established will give better confidence for jobseekers to work in Iloilo City. In addition, the technology will also help our career programs to bridge education to employment and, in effect, lessen underemployment,” he added.

“It’s an honor that the City Government of Iloilo through Mayor Treñas has trusted us in this initiative. We look forward to this collaboration and hope that assist the city as we restart the economy,” said Gioca.

About JobStreet by SEEK. JobStreet is the leading employment platform in Southeast Asia, helping people live more fulfilling and productive working lives and helping organizations succeed. It is a subsidiary of SEEK, a diverse group of companies comprised of a strong portfolio of online employment, educational, commercial, and volunteer businesses. SEEK is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and has a strong presence across the APAC region, including six Asian markets – Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand – through the JobStreet and JobsDB brands. SEEK attracts over 500 million visits a year in Asia.

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