by: SR Pasaporte
The Davao City PESO in cooperation with Rotaract Club of Davao City held a successful job fair at NCCC Mall VP last March 15, 2023. The event featured 53 companies, with 45 offering local job vacancies and 8 offering overseas positions. The available job vacancies totaled 5,343, with 3,543 local jobs and 1,800 overseas positions.
The job fair was a hit among job seekers in the region, attracting 782 applicants eager to find employment that suited their skills and qualifications. Of the total applicants, 313 were male and 469 were female. Many of them came well-prepared, with resumes and cover letters in hand, ready to impress the company representatives.
As the event unfolded, several job seekers were offered employment on the spot. In total, 33 applicants were hired immediately, with 16 males and 17 females. The companies were impressed with the professionalism and preparedness the applicants showed. Aside from the on-the-spot hirings, many job seekers were asked to return for further interviews. In total, 405 applicants were selected for further screening and interviews indicating a promising future for these applicants.
The PESO Davao and Rotaract Job Fair provided an excellent opportunity for job seekers and employers to meet and discuss potential employment opportunities. The event showcased the commitment of the organizations to drive economic growth and provide employment opportunities to the residents of Davao.
In conclusion, the job fair was a massive success as it provided a venue for job seekers to showcase their skills and qualifications, as well as to learn about the different job opportunities available in the region and provided job seekers with a platform to explore career options and connect with potential employers. It demonstrated the region’s commitment to driving economic growth by providing employment opportunities for its residents. With more events like this, the future looks bright for job seekers in Davao and the surrounding regions.