By the UPDO-MIS Staff
Posted on July 4, 2016
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) launched a nationwide activity entitled the Kalayan 2016 Job Fair in celebration of the 118th Independence of the Country. The DOLE - Region 02 Office and the DOLE Provincial Field Office of the Cagayan spearheaded the activity here in Cagayan. The DOLE partnered with the Provincial Government of Cagayan, the City Government of Tuguegarao, and the Cagayan State University to conduct the said Job Fair last June 12, 2016. The Job Fair echoed the need of the country for freedom, not only on self-determination, but also freedom from poverty through employment. As agreed by the 4 proponents of the project, the activity was conduct the activity at the Cagayan State University – Andrews Campus Gymnasium.
During the activity, the DOLE came in full force to assist in facilitating the Job Fair. The Opening program was attended by the University representative and current Public Employment Service Office (PESO) Manager, DR. EDITHA S. PAGULAYAN, CSU PESO Alternate, MR. LEON MILAN EMMANUEL L. ROMANO, DOLE Assistant Regional Director, MR. ELPIDIO ATAL, DOLE Cagayan Field Office Head, MR. ELMER LUMAUAN, A representative from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), the PESO of the Province of Cagayan, and other employees from both CSU and DOLE. A total of 31 employers attended the activity, and more than 500 positions were available.
The work force of the University was composed of the staff from the Office of Student Services and Welfare and the Guidance Office, and student leaders from the Andrews Campus Student Government (headed by Mr. Christian Morco – student governor elect). Aside from assisting in facilitating during the event, the University also provided for the tarpaulins for the event, and fixed the logistics needed during the job fair proper. In addition, the University also advertised the event through various forms of media (radio, facebook) and coordinated with Touch Mobile (TM) for additional advertising materials.
The total number of Job seekers who successfully registered were 426, out of which, 87 registered applicants were Hired on the Spot (HOTS). According to the DOLE, 20% of the total registered applicants have to be hired on the spot to consider a job fair success. Since there were 87 registered applicants hired or 20.42% got HOTS, the Job Fair is considered successful.