Over 400 job seekers flock gov’t job fair in Iloilo City

JOBS FAIR More than 400 jobseekers flock to the first ever ‘Government Job Fair’ conducted by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) in Western Visayas. Around 200-300 vacant positions were available, majority of them are plantilla or permanent positions. (Photo from DSWD-6 Facebook Page)

More than 400 jobseekers flocked to the first ever ‘Government Job Fair’ conducted by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) in Western Visayas.

The two-day job fair, which opened Friday afternoon, offers around 200-300 vacant positions from the 16 participating regional line agencies according to Leo Jamorin, Chief Human Resource Specialist CSC 6’s Public Assistance and Liaison Division in n interview Saturday.

Ninety-five percent of the vacant positions are plantilla or permanent positions and the remaining are contract of service and job order positions, Jamorin said.

Held at SM City Iloilo, the job fair was among the highlights of the 118th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary here.

“We want to provide transparent and open job vacancies from the government agencies because most people are not aware of the job posting of the government,” he said,

“This is another way of providing opportunity to those who are interested to become public servants because last year we already started to publish vacant positions in the various government agencies through our website (csc.gov.ph),” he added.

Jobseekers are only given until today to apply for the vacant positions. The more than 400 jobseekers recorded is as of 2:00 p.m.

“Government agencies will accept applications until the closing time of the mall which is 9:00 p.m,” Jamorin said.

Among the participating agencies in the two-day job fair are the Bureau of Internal Revenue, the Department of Education , the Department of Social Welfare and Development, the Department of Labor and Employment , and the National Commission for Indigenous People, among others.

Jamorin said that more than 100 vacant positions are under the DepEd and most of these are positions for teachers.

Since the government is following a procedure in the hiring of personnel, Jamorin said that applicants should expect that no one will be hired-on-the spot and follow-up interviews will be conducted after the job fair.

“The job fair is more on accepting the applications of the jobseekers and evaluating them,” he said.

Jamorin noted that the job fair has “very positive” response so far from the jobseekers.

“We hoped that we will be able to conduct another government job fair to give chance to more jobseekers,” he said.

Meantime, Jamorin also noted the successful conduct of the “Government Express at the Mall” last September 3-6.

He said that about 21 agencies joined the event, “bringing the frontline service closer to the public.” (PNA)

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