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On the spot! 130 applicants get job from Iloilo jobs fair

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At least 130 jobseekers from Iloilo will soon have work after they were hired on the spot at the Provincial Employment Services Office’s job fair last Dec. 7 and 8.

PESO-Iloilo head Francisco Heler said they held the job fair in malls, supermarkets, pharmacy, food stalls, Business Process Outsourcing and even overseas posts.

Heler said some 2,346 participated in the job expo. He added 779 were pre-registered while the others were walk-in applicants.

For this year, he said they made the job fair more convenient to Persons with Disabilities.

At least seven PWD applicants got jobs in Business Process Outsourcing; banks; and food service. Last year, the PESO job fair had 14 PWD applicants.

The PESO noted many applicants availed of the free rides to the job fair, offered by 17 towns in the province.

Among the towns that offered the “libreng sakay” were Alimodian, Anilao, Badiangan, Barotac Viejo, Barotac Nuevo, Bingawan, Cabatuan, Dumangas, Igbaras, Janiuay, Lambunao, Leon, Maasin, Pavia, San Rafael, Tigbauan, and Zarraga.

Meanwhile, Heler noted one of the applicants this year is a probationer under the Department of Justice’s Parole and Probation Office.

Another job fair is scheduled for the first week of June 2019.