JOBSEEKERS can land a job from the comforts of their own homes at Jobstreet’s upcoming Virtual Career Fair, happening on Sept. 20 to 24, with over 24,000 government job vacancies nationwide.
Bringing jobseekers and hiring government agencies together, the initiative is led by leading online job portal JobStreet and the Civil Service Commission (CSC) to boost the morale of Filipino candidates and provide a hope of stability.
Applicants can explore a wide selection of government roles, including but not limited to administration assistant, administration officer, teacher, clerk, medical officer, nurse and engineer, among others.
The five-day event has more than 160 agencies participating across the country, such as the Department of Education, National Economic and Development Authority (Neda), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and more. In addition, candidates can also check out job openings by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, Bureau of Fire Protection and other local agencies.
Furthermore, jobseekers can do live chats directly with employers and watch JobStreet’s Facebook Live shows while applying for open positions on the platform.
Interested candidates can register by visiting this site http://jobstreet.com.ph/vcf-9 or scanning the QR code as shown in the photos, then sign up using their email. During the registration process, candidates will be asked to create, download and upload the Personal Data Sheet on their JobStreet profile to proceed.
In case one has yet to create his JobStreet profile, he can have one in just a few clicks. All one has to do is visit its website at jobstreet.com.ph, click the sign-up button and fill in his basic information and preferences for job matching purposes. Next, one has to fill in his highest qualification and latest work experience to start creating his JobStreet profile. One should click on “Complete” to be prompted to validate his email address as the last step.
“Here in JobStreet, we truly understand how challenging the pandemic is to our workforce. Many have been retrenched or are underemployed. As a career partner, we’re committed to helping them find jobs that matter, and we hope that the Virtual Career Fair would be an avenue for our candidates to rebuild their careers and find hope amid adversities,” shared Gioca.
Recently, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported that the unemployment rate went down to 6.9 percent in July, equivalent to 3.07 million people, which is the lowest rate since the pandemic. However, the study shows that most jobseekers have given up on finding jobs.
With this, JobStreet and CSC are making this year’s Virtual Career Fair bigger and productive. Their first Government Virtual Career Fair in 2020 offered over 10,000 job vacancies and garnered a total of five million site visits.
Provincial job posts on the rise
Despite the disruption to the workforce brought by the Covid-19 pandemic, JobStreet reveals that there has been an increase in job postings from hirers in major provinces in the second quarter of 2021 versus the same quarter in 2020.
According to JobStreet’s database, as of Q2 2021, job postings in Davao Region rose by 167 percent, while Central Visayas grew by 94 percent and the Western Visayas at 72 percent. These collectively occupy more than 23,000 available jobs on the platform.
The increase in the number of job vacancies in the provinces highlights that there are many opportunities for Filipinos, especially those who returned home from Metro Manila due to the pandemic or are Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who were retrenched by their foreign employers.
Based on the same report, JobStreet shares that some of the top hiring industries in Davao, Central Visayas and Western Visayas are call center/IT-enabled services/BPO, government/defense, education, computer/information technology (software) and manufacturing/production, among others.
“With the spike of job posts that we observed on the platform in the last quarter, we can say that employers even in provinces have adapted to and are starting to recover from the pandemic. We hope this continues to normalize so we can provide opportunities for our candidates,” said JobStreet country manager Philip Gioca.
For more information and to register to the Virtual Career Fair, one can visit this site: http://jobstreet.com.ph/vcf-9.
One can also check out JobStreet’s Official Facebook page to get updates on job vacancies and virtual events. SPONSORED CONTENT