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Jobs Fair yields hundred new jobs

By SAMMY CANDIDO (PIA Eastern Samar)
November 16, 2007

BORONGAN CITY, Eastern Samar  –  In line with the celebration of 42nd Founding anniversary of the Province of Eastern Samar, the Provincial Government of Eastern Samar sponsored a “Jobs Fair” on November 6-8, 2007 which fast tracked the meeting of job seekers and employers/overseas recruitment agencies in only one venue at a specific date.

Here, job seekers and employers met and agencies processed and prepared the documents needed by the applicants. Specifically National Statistics Office (NSO) served 13 clients for marriage contract and 104 clients for Birth Certificates, while 88 clients were served by National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) for new and renewal of NBI clearance; 81 clients were served by Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) for new and renewal of passport.

Two private recruiting agencies participated in the fair. The Mothers Way Manpower Special Overseas Agency recruited 59 clients and Pacific Herenian International Manpower Agency recruited 72 clients from different Jobs List during the three-day Jobs Fair.

Upon the completion other requirements, the jobs seekers will undergo rigid six months training, after that they will take TESDA Assessment Test. Once they pass the test, the recruitment agency will finally decide. Applicants were required to bring their bio-data, one 2x2 picture, certificate of employment, diploma/transcript of records and authenticated birth certificate.

Other agencies which participated in the fair were: DOLE, TESDA and POEA.

The Jobs Fair recently conducted was the 4th one already since 2004, where a total of 11 Jobs Fair were held in the municipalities of Dolores, Guiuan, Salcedo and Borongan.

The fair opened to all unemployed, skilled and unskilled workers, fresh college graduates, graduates of training institutions, displaced workers and employees seeking advancement, where they selected vacancies suited to their qualifications, also employers interviewed and hired on the spot the qualified workers.