130 job applicants hired on the spot during DOLE job fair

More than 130 individuals landed a job after being hired on the spot (HOTS) during the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan (TNK) program held yesterday at the Quezon City Hall.

According to DOLE Bureau of Local Employment Director Dominique Tutay, some of those that were hired-on-the-spot will start their jobs today.

“There were reports that there were those hired-on-the-spot and that they will start reporting for work tomorrow. We are happy about that,” Tutay said.

“We have 51 participating employers today and most of the job vacancies for overseas particularly in Australia, New Zealand, Qatar and UAE,” she added.

DOLE also disclosed that among the 133 HOTS, 64 are males, while 69 are females.

Meanwhile, there are 1,594 local- and overseas-based near-hire applicants who will still need to undergo additional interview or submit more requirements.

The TNK has more than 16,000 job openings with 4,156 for local and 12,000 for overseas. Among the top vacancies for local employment include staff/specialist, finishing mason, cashier, merchandiser, sales clerk, pharmaceutical assistant, carwash helper, sales associate professional, warehouse staff and tile setter.

For overseas deployment the top 10 vacancies were maintenance fitter, fitter general manufacturer (Australia); scaffolder (New Zealand); carpenter (New Zealand); production worker (Taiwan); waitress/ground steward (Qatar); staff nurse (Qatar); electrical technician (UAE); engineers (Bahrain); salesman/saleslady (Qatar) and laborer (UAE).

For those who weren’t able to get hired for this TNK, Tutay assured that there will be another job fair happening soon. He also advised jobseekers to visit PhilJobnet website to be updated about job fairs.

The DOLE job fair was held in celebration of the 32nd anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution.