19 Grade 12 grads hired in Kalinga job fair

Sun.Star Baguio - - TOP STORIES - Larry Lopez/ PIA - CAR

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga -- Nine­teen job seek­ers be­long­ing to the first-batch of Grade 12 grad­u­ates in the prov­ince were hired in a job fair.

Lour­des Canseco of the Depart­ment of La­bor and Em­ploy­ment (DOLE) pro­vin­cial of­fice said the 19 were among the 64 qual­i­fied job ap­pli­cants screened by lo­cal em­ploy­ers.

The ac­tiv­ity spon­sored by DOLE, Depart­ment of Trade and In­dus­try (DTI), Depart­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion (DepEd) and Tabuk City Pub­lic Em­ploy­ment Ser­vice Of­fice (PESO) was in­tended for Grade-12 grad­u­ates, who opt to be em­ployed right af­ter grad­u­a­tion from se­nior high school. There were 150 grad­u­ates who ap­plied.

Among the part­ner-em­ploy­ers in­clude Jol­libee, Pan­dayan Book­shop, Cen­tro Mall, K-Serviko, Ru­ral Bank of Tabuk City, Bliss Mas­sage and Re­li­able Con­struc­tion.

Em­ploy­ers opened 130 jobs slots for sales as­sis­tant, cashier, clerk, pro­duc­tion crew, ser­vice crew, car­pen­try, ma­sonry, welders, painters, elec­tri­cian and ther­a­pist.

Based on the ap­proved min­i­mum wage in Tabuk City, em­ploy­ers should of­fer salary not be less than the daily ba­sic pay of P275 plus P15 cost of liv­ing al­lowance.

As per DepEd’s se­nior high cur­ricu­lum, Grade12 grad­u­ates who com­pleted tech­ni­cal-vo­ca­tional strand are el­i­gi­ble for em­ploy­ment.

Tabuk City PESO Loyda Saboy is con­sid­er­ing hold­ing job fairs im­me­di­ately af­ter grad­u­a­tion to ac­com­mo­date more ap­pli­cants.

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