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704 HOTS for local and overseas employment during 2013 Kalayaan Jobs Fair in Baguio City
BAGUIO CITY- A total of 3,572 registered applicants for both local and overseas employment lined up to meet potential employers at the University of the Cordilleras during the 2013 Kalayaan Jobs Fair. Of the thousands applicants who tried their luck, there were 704 were Hired-on-the-Spot (HOTS) for local and overseas employment and will soon start their new careers as they are one step closer to fulfill their dreams.

Director Henry John S. Jalbuena revealed that a total of 626 HOTS for local employment comprising 278 males and 348 females while the HOTS for overseas employment totaled to 78. Forty one (41) were males and 37 are females.

Based on the report submitted, the HOTS came from the 2,662 qualified applicants. Referred for interview were 1,934 applicants for local employment and 728 for overseas job opportunities. Ninety eight (98) were deemed as near hires but were first referred to the Technical Education and Skills Development Administration (TESDA) for training. A total of 1,637 applicants are for further interview (FFI) broken down into 1,211 applicants for local employment and 426 for overseas employment.

Further, Director Jalbuena recognized the active participation and cooperation of DOLE partner agencies, the Management of the University of the Cordilleras, POEA-CAR headed by Director Delfina Camarillo, the City Government of Baguio headed by the Honorable Baguio City Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan, the Public Employment and Services Office (PESO), ABS-CBN and the participating companies, employers and Licensed Recruitment Agencies for their continued support.

(Patrick Rillorta - LEO II)

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