CAPIZ, Philippines – Department of Labor and Employment Capiz Field Office, headed by OIC, Ma. Cecilia S. Acebuque approved five (5) clearances to conduct Job Fairs in March to different areas in Capiz.

Thirty-two participating employers eyed to hire applicants on the spot in the five job fairs offering 5,840 vacancies, 4,000 of which are for overseas employment.

The first job fair was initiated by the Municipality of Jamindan, Capiz headed by the town mayor, Mac Artur L. Valdemar with Ma. Emilyn Sweetie L. Protacio, PESO Manager. This was followed by a job fair held at Capiz State University (CapSU) Sigma Campus on March 19, 2019 led by Campus Administrator Dr. Annalie G. Campos and facilitated by LGU Sigma PESO Manager Ma. Davida Macabebe. The job fair was conducted to give CapSU graduates employment opportunities.

On the same day, the Department of Education (DepEd) Capiz Division headed by Schools Division Superintendent Roel Bermejo, in cooperation with the Capiz Provincial Government headed by Gov. Antonio A. Del Rosario and thru the facilitation of the Provincial PESO Manager and President of Capiz PESO Association John Leo Marco D. Beldia also held a job fair at the Robinson’s Place Activity Area, Roxas City. The job fair targeted Senior High graduates who do not intend to pursue college but would rather look for employment that will match their skills.

Another job fair was also set on March 21, 2019 at the Cuartero National High School Auditorium, initiated by the Municipality of Cuartero headed by their Mayor Tito F. Mayo thru the facilitation of the LGU’s PESO Manager Ma. Imelda Martinez – Cedullo. The last job fair for the month will be on March 25, 2019 at the CPC covered gym, Arnaldo Blvd., Roxas City initiated by the Colegio de la Purisima Concepcion headed by Rt. Rev. Msgr. Cyril B. Villanueva in cooperation with LGU Roxas City led by City Mayor Angel Alan B. Celino and thru the facilitation of the LGU’s PESO Manager Milagros I. Barquin.

Among the industries which participated in the aforesaid job fairs, the retail industry and BPO sector have the greatest number of vacancies solicited for local employment while for overseas employment, nurses and technicians registered the highest number of vacancies.

The job fairs conducted adhere to the “Trabaho, Negosyo at Kabuhayan (TNK)” and Business Fairs concept to provide job seekers a complete package of employment facilitation services.

PESOs also invited different government agencies for a “one-stop-shop” pre-employment documentation services to ensure full assistance is given to both the jobseekers and general public attending the activity.