Sun.Star Davao

39 hired on the spot during Labor Day job fair


AT least 39 individual­s were hired on the spot during the Labor Day Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan (TNK) Job and Business Fair last April 29 and May 1, 2022 in Davao Region.

Based on the latest update from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) - Davao as of May 1, there were a total of 27 applicants hired on the spot (HOTS) for local openings in Davao and Tagum City combined, while 12 from Panabo City on April 29.

The HOTS applicants were part of 1,040 qualified applicants at the Davao and Tagum City venues of the TNK Fair. They were scheduled for a face-to-face interview and screening with the employers present however, regional employment focal of DOLE-Davao Martin Ayala said not all qualified applicants have shown up for their interviews.

“We’re expecting good numbers sana, ang presumptio­n kasi na-shortlist na sila ng mga employers... but nasa mga 15 percent pa ang mga HOTS. Ang turn out din, siguro they are not yet familiar with this method, so lahat ng mga na-text namin na shortlist, hindi lahat nakapunta pa. Nakita namin sa list na may mga ilan na wala pa (Hopefully we will have good numbers because employers have already shortliste­d some applicants but so far, only 15 percent have been hired on the spot. Maybe some are also not familiar with this method so some of those who are shortliste­d have not yet made it to their interviews),” Ayala told SunStar Davao.

Aside from the HOTS applicants, 296 in Davao and Tagum City are near hire. Of this, 272 have qualified for local openings while 24 have qualified for overseas openings.

One of the applicants at the Davao City venue, radiologic technologi­st Bobet Dela Cruz, has qualified for an overseas opening in Japan after his first interview.

“Ok daw ako sa experience kaso lack lang ako sa Japanese language. Kailangan pa nako mag schooling og three months kay July pa man daw ilang final interview so kailangan daw nako i-catch up ang schooling sa Japanese (They said I have good experience but I can’t speak Japanese language. They suggested I undergo Japanese language schooling for three months before the final interview in July),” Dela Cruz said.

Fatima, an applicant hoping to secure a position as an accounting staff, shared she was scheduled for interviews with five employers.

“So far sa along gipang applyan is wala sila’y on the spot nga hire, through text lang kay i-exam pa, paghuman exam naa pa final interview (So far the companies I have applied are not hiring on the spot. They will inform via text message since the applicants still have to take an exam and final interview),” she said.

Mao nang magsakit gyud ang akong buot nga ingnon lang ko ni Enchong nga wala koy gibuhat.

REP. CLAUDINE DIANA BAUTISTALI­M Drivers United for Mass Progress and Equal Rights– Philippine­s Taxi Drivers Associatio­n

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