Employment authorities organizing the Jobs Fair August 24 scored 19.07% placement and hiring rate for the day-long jobs matching activity held at the Bohol Cultural Center.
According to a post event report, Bohol Employment Placement Office (BEPO) through its officer in charge Maria Vilma Yorong said, of the 409 individuals who registered to the jobs fair, 78 of them were either hired on the spot or placed.
Also, of the 401 registered job applicants, 356 were qualified, BEPOS shared.
A total of 7 establishments who participated were seeking for the right worker for their job local vacancies, while 6 establishments joined to fill in the need for workers for overseas posts, she added.
The jobs fair, TESDA’s Cua said, opened for construction related skills and information communication and technology as well as tourism establishment related services, TESDA’s Rosemarie Bañol earlier announced at the Kapihan sa PIA.
The jobs fair, coincided with the Technical-Vocational Week, which Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) took the lead role in commemorating, according to Marichu Cua, TESDA information officer.
That same activity generated 1863 job vacancies where 477 were for local placement while 1,386 job vacancies were for overseas placement.
Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Information Officer Liezl Pizaña also pointed out that of the 409 applicants from morning to the closing hour, 181 of them were women.
But while that is so, as to the hiring rate, 60 of the 78 Hired of the Spot (HOTS) were also women who were directly hired to man the vacant slots at the Mitsumi microchip assembly lines in Danao City, Cebu.
Initially, TESDA said the jobs fair was intended to help their training graduates land a decent job.
TESDA keeps a 50% hiring rate policy for graduates of their accredited training institutions or they could not get training allocations for the coming school year.
But even with the, the country’s technical education authority still admits that holding bridging fairs like the Jobs Fair, could help their graduates pick the establishments that is right for their obtained tech-voc skills. (rahc/PIA-7/Bohol)