More than 75K jobs up for grabs on Jobstreet’s virtual career fair

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MORE than 75,000 job vacancies will be offered to the public during the upcoming Virtual Career Fair organized by Jobstreet Phillippines in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry from June 13 to 17, 2022.

These jobs are composed of remote, provincial, and entry-level jobs.

Kim Martin Viray, country head for marketing of Jobstreet Philippines, said 44 companies will be offering work-from-home (WFH) or hybrid roles during the career fair, and over 24,000 jobs on Jobstreet. These top WFH jobs include an encoder, engineer, office staff, virtual assistant, accountant, architect, information technology, and non-voice roles.

Moreover, 120 companies from Luzon-based job vacancies will be promoted during the career fair, and over 53,000 Luzon-based jobs on Jobstreet. These are for roles like teacher, administrative assistant, administrative officer, system developer, medical staff and sales.

Sixty-eight companies from Visayas and Mindanao will also be joining the virtual career fair and over 15,500 jobs on Jobstreet are available for Visayas and Mindanao jobseekers for roles like customer service representative, sales, teacher, engineer, administrative assistant and system developer.

Meanwhile, 109 companies will be offering entry-level jobs for fresh graduates and over 58,500 entry-level jobs posted on Jobstreet. These are for positions like customer service representative, administrative assistant, sales, office staff and information technology.

Jobseekers only need to pre-register for the event, update their Jobstreet profile, secure a stable internet connection, and have a strong and winning attitude for them to land jobs during the virtual career fair, said Viray.

Empowering Filipinos

“The goal of the virtual career fair this year is to empower the Filipino workforce to find the freedom and flexibility to choose the career path that fits their new life priorities,” said Philip Gioca, Jobstreet Philippines country head, during the virtual press briefing Wednesday, June 1, 2022.

Gioca said from the “great resignation” experienced in the last two years because of the pandemic, the labor environment now sees a shift to a “great reshuffle” which means that employees now consider their place in the organization, home, purpose, lifestyle, personal relationships, mental, financial, and material well-being.

But he noted that unlike what the “great resignation” anticipated, people are not resigning and remaining unemployed to introspect on their lives for an extended period.

“This means that millions of people have their jobs in search of “more fulfilling” roles that provide the flexibility they are looking for,” said Gioca.

About 4.6 million Filipino workers quit their jobs over the pandemic period or a 176 percent increase in voluntary resignation across all industries. Most of these working-class planning to move jobs come from Generation Z (those born from 1997 to 2012) and the millennial age group or those born from 1981 to 1996.

Gioca also noted that more than 50 percent of Filipino jobseekers would refuse to work for employers that do not meet their beliefs. He said morals and convictions matter more than ever before.

53% prefer WFH setup

Sixty-seven percent of Filipino employees have chosen to prioritize their health and well-being overwork than before the pandemic. Fifty-three percent of employees would prefer keeping a remote work setup even if it entails an additional 10 hours of extra work per week. In addition, 41 percent would accept a lower salary as long as they can move to a more affordable location.

“Many of the workers now question themselves if their jobs are really worth it? Worth the long commute; worth the small space just to get to work on time; and if returning to their old job setup is worth the stress. Plus, they now assess whether they share the same values with that of the company they are working for,” said Gioca.

He pointed out that no childcare, fear of Covid-19, time with family, new career goals, low wages, long commutes, inflexible hours and values changed are some of the reasons workers are quitting or are open to a career move.

But while these challengeemployers, Gioca said the “great reshuffle” also brings opportunities to both job seekers and hirers.

For employers, they could reevaluate the structure and goals of teams within the company; invest in team skills; focus on retention; focus on mental health; and guard against burnout.

For jobseekers, such a new phenomenon also allows them to upgrade their current skills; network with their colleagues; take advantage of career fairs; join webinars and training programs.

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