On-the-stop hiring reaches over 6,000 on May 1 job fairs

MANILA-- A total of 6,302 jobseekers were Hired-On-The-Spot (HOTS) during the nationwide Labor Day job fairs on Monday, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) disclosed.

Data from the Bureau of Local Employment (BLE) show the Labor Day job fairs this year registered a 9.5 percent HOTS rate.

The Bureau said a total of 66,425 applicants registered on the job fairs held in 17 regions.

"The nationwide job fair has given employment opportunities to a total of 6,302 applicants, who were hired-on-the-spot, by participating employers," said DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III.

The data revealed that Metro Manila had the most number of HOTS at 2,498,followed by Northern Mindanao at 827, and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) at 738.

The National Capital Region (NCR) also had the highest number of applicants with 18,962, followed by Central Visayas with 10,765, and Central Luzon with 7,464.

The BLE said there were a total of 32,782 job seekers that were considered as 'near hires' while about 48,702 applicants passed the initial screening step.

A total of 54,468 job interviews were also conducted last May 1 nationwide, it said.

The job fairs were simultaneously conducted in 54 sites and offered a total of 230,000 job vacancies from participating employers numbering to 1,200.

Source: Philippines News Agency