179 lo­cals hired in Baguio's lat­est job fair

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TO­TAL of 179 res­i­dents were hired on the spot in the lat­est job fair con­ducted dur­ing Baguio's Char­ter Day An­niver­sary.

Mayor Mauri­cio Do­mo­gan said ma­jor­ity of the new hires were taken in by lo­cal com­pa­nies, while three passed the tight screen­ing for over­seas em­ploy­ment.

Baguio City's la­bor and em­ploy­ment of­fi­cer Romelda Es­caño said 28 lo­cal com­pa­nies and 12 over­seas man­power agen­cies joined the job fair last Sept. 29, as part of the month-long cel­e­bra­tion of the city's 109th year.

"The to­tal num­ber of reg­is­trants is 1,207. The place­ment rate is 17.09 per­cent, which is equiv­a­lent to 179 qual­i­fied in­di­vid­u­als hired on the spot," Es­caño said, adding 99 of the suc­cess­ful job­seek­ers were fe­male.

"Ba­si­cally, the jobs fair that we had was again suc­cess­ful. For a job fair to be con­sid­ered suc­cess­ful or ef­fec­tive, it must have over 15 per­cent of the ap­pli­cants hired dur­ing the ac­tiv­ity. So far, from the job fairs that the city had staged, we have been able to not only meet but beat the tar­get," she added.

A to­tal of 17,232 job va­can­cies were of­fered in the lat­est job fair.

Do­mo­gan con­grat­u­lated those hired and at the same time, en­cour­aged those who were not for­tu­nate enough to con­tinue seek­ing em­ploy­ment, as jobs abound in Baguio from both gov­ern­ment and pri­vate of­fices.

"The lo­cal gov­ern­ment of Baguio will con­tinue to tie up with var­i­ous pri­vate and pub­lic com­pa­nies to help our con­stituents seek­ing em­ploy­ment," Do­mo­gan as­sured.

The job fair was or­ga­nized by the city gov­ern­ment in part­ner­ship with the Depart­ment of La­bor and Em­ploy­ment in Cordillera.

Baguio reg­u­larly con­ducts ma­jor job fairs, at least twice a year--on La­bor Day in May and dur­ing the Baguio Char­ter Day An­niver­sary in Septem­ber.

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