Lapu-Lapu PESO exec eyes another job fair in November

Sept. 16 job fair: 229 jobseekers HOTS; 4,500 job applicants participated in event

By: Futch Anthony Inso - Multimedia Correspondent - CDN Digital | September 18,2022 - 09:00 AM
 Lapu-Lapu PESO exec eyes another job fair in November. In photo is an applicant being interviewed during the PESO Lapu-Lapu-The Outlet Job Fair on Friday, September 16, 2022. | Futch Anthony Inso

An applicant is interviewed during the PESO Lapu-Lapu-The Outlet Job Fair on Friday, September 16, 2022. | Futch Anthony Inso

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City government plans to hold another job fair this November this year after the success of the PESO Lapu-Lapu The Outlet Job Fair on Sept. 16 where 229 jobseekers were hired on the spot (HOTS).

Kim Francisco, head of Public Employment Service Office (PESO) of Lapu-Lapu City, said that aside from those 229 HOTS applicants, most of the applicants would also undergo further screening and final interviews with the participating companies.

Francisco said that there 3,000 job vacancies from different companies available during the job fair.

He also said that they recorded 4,500 applicants during the job fair.

Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan, who attended the program opening the job fair, expressed his gratitude to their partners and the companies that participated in the event.

“Kutob sa among mahimo. Mao nay saad namo ninyo isip among campaign promise nga gusto namo nga ang matag pamilya moasenso ug molambo ang ilang panginabuhi,” said Chan, who welcomed the holding of the job fair.

(As much as we can do. That is what we promised as a campaign promise that we want every family will live better and their livelihood will  prosper.)

He also cited Rep. Cindi Chan (Lapu-Lapu lone district) and other city officials for their support in the activity.

Francisco, for his part, also thanked the jobseekers who participated in the event.

“So, we’re so very happy nga grabe kahugyaw ang reception sa mga jobseekers nato, unya full support ang Aboitiz ug city government nato sa atong job fair karong adlawa,” he said.

(So we’re so very happy that we have a lively reception to our jobseekers, and the full support of Aboitiz and the city government of the job fair this day.)

“Especially also sa atong Department of Labor and Employment regional office seven nga from day 1, naghatag gyud sila nato ug guidance on how we go about sa atong job fair,” Francisco said.

(Especially also to our Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office 7 that from Day 1, they gave us guidance on how we go about our job fair.)

He also hoped that the relaxed implementation of the health and safety protocols would bring back the vibrance of the city’s economy and would give opportunities to those who would be looking for jobs.

He also said that the planned job fair this November would be held around the time when the city would celebrate the feast day of the city’s patroness, Nuestra Señora de Virgen dela Regla or the Our Virgin of the Rule.

The feast day of the Our Virgin of the Rule is celebrated every Nov. 21.

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