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Over a thousand jobs in Region 8 available in Virtual Career Fair over Labor Day weekend

At least 1,269 positions were opened for pandemic-affected job seekers in Eastern Visayas this Labor Day.

According to Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Regional Director Henry John Jalbuena, 20 employers in Region 8 have been participating in the three-day online job fair organized by the Department in collaboration with JobStreet, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

DOLE released the link to the Virtual Career Fair last month. Online registration started on April 22.

Electricians, pilots, salesmen, merchandisers, management trainees, coaches, spa therapists, cashiers, riders, and marketing assistants are among the work openings for Eastern Visayans this May 1 to 3, 2021.

Nurses, beauticians, heavy machinery technicians, chefs, factory employees, dressmakers, and computer operators are among the overseas occupations available.

Those seeking jobs in Samar, Leyte, and Biliran can access the region’s Virtual Career Fair through the following link:

Landing page of Virtual Career Fair on JobStreet’s website

Jalbuena invited interested job seekers, especially those who had lost their jobs due to the pandemic, to participate in this virtual job fair. “I highly encourage our job seekers to join the online job fair and get the chance to be employed. We will be doing it online due to the pandemic, but I hope you will all maximize the benefits of the event”, he said.

Pre-registration is required. Anyone with a personal device, including a smart phone, can look for jobs in the site as long as they have an internet connection.

Nationwide digital job fair

On the first day alone, employers throughout the country that participated in the job fair received 58,000 applications.

The total number of hired-on-the-spot (HOTS) staff hit 238. A total of 3,141 were considered near-hires or applicants who may be recruited but must provide extra or missing qualifications or requirements, or may undergo further interviews or examinations.

A total of 665 employers joined the fair offering a total of 52,461 job openings with 44,724 local jobs and 7,737 oversees job opportunities.

WN Jobs Portal

Meanwhile, job hunters looking for work in Region 8 should also visit the WN Jobs Portal, which is the most comprehensive and updated source of job opportunities in Samar, Leyte, and Biliran. Job hunters can access all private employment and government job opportunities in Region 8 through the following link:

The WN Jobs Portal is accessible beyond the Virtual Career Fair and accessible any time throughout the day.

To receive daily job alerts, join the Facebook group Eastern Visayas Job Hiring.