MANILA–Close to 6,000 job applicants were hired on the spot (HOTS) during the simultaneous job fairs held nationwide in commemoration of 115th Labor Day on Monday, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said.
DOLE preliminary data showed that a total of 5,495 individuals were able to land a job in the different job fairs in 17 regions. Of this number, 5,014 were employed in local companies while 416 were hired for overseas employment.
The HOTS represents 12.4 percent of the 44,319 qualified applicants who went to the one-day job fairs.
A total of 38,478 people applied for local jobs while 5,841 jobseekers sought to be employed abroad.
The DOLE also reported that a total of 62,065 individuals registered in the job fairs in 17 regions.
The National Capital Region (NCR) posted the highest number of applicants with 18,962 followed by Region 3 (Central Luzon), 7,464.
The DOLE has offered over 200,000 local, overseas and government jobs at the 2017 Labor Day activities, with the theme ‘Matatag na Kabuhayan at Trabaho tungo sa Progresibong Pagbabago.’
A total of 1,138 employers participated in the 54 Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan (TNK) job and business fair sites all over the country on Monday.