A total of 2,818 jobseekers were hired on the spot during the nationwide job and business fairs of the Department of Labor and Employment last Independence Day.
The Labor department said that 21,722 applicants trooped to the 22 “Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan” job and business fair sites across the country last Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the number of “near-hire” applicants was 9,327.
Near hire applicants are those who need to submit additional requirements or may need to attend further interviews or tests.
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III expressed his gratitude to employers who participated in the event.
“I thank the 560 participating employers, which offered 68,893 local and overseas jobs, for taking part in the nationwide job fair,” said Bello.
“It’s a testament to their commitment to the continuing efforts of our government to give our Filipinos decent and productive jobs,” he added. (Analou de Vera)