Filipinos unemployed by COVID-19 pandemic, causing many companirs to either re-trench or shutdown, can now apply for 10,000 government job vacancies. Big Tito tells you more.
JobStreet, the leading online job portal in the Philippines, amplifies its commitment to provide jobs that matter to Filipinos as it launches the first ever Online Career Fair on September 14 to 18 in partnership with Civil Service Commission (CSC).
With millions of Filipinos losing their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, JobStreet and Civil Service Commission offer employment opportunities in the public sector by bringing jobseekers and hiring government agencies together in the virtual job fair.
JobStreet opens its platform for this year’s Online Career Fair, offering more than 10,000 government job positions from 700 participating agencies in all the regions. Among the available posts, 28% are from Calabarzon and Mimaropa, 18% are from Central Visayas, and 15% are from Region Western Visayas.
The top the available job roles in the Online Career Fair are Deputy Register of Deeds, Admin Officer, Attorney, Accountant, Procurement Officer, among others.
According to JobStreet’s latest job report as of August 2020, over half (60%) of all job candidates in the Philippines were impacted by the COVID-19 in which 17% were permanently retrenched and 43% found themselves temporarily not working.
Employees who are retrenched are the ones who were not working full time and who had been in organizations with less than 500 employees.
The report also shows the hardest hit industries which are tourism and travel; food and beverage; hospitality and catering; architecture, building, and construction; and the education sectors.
About 98% of hirers have implemented HR changes in response to COVID-19, in which 74% required their employees to work from home, and 55% had a negative impact on the workforce by freezing the number of new hires and temporarily or permanently laying off staff.
“It’s always been JobStreet’s advocacy to provide every Filipino jobs that matter to them, and it’s an honor that the Civil Service Commission trusted us to be a part of this initiative to help employees rebuild their career during this difficult time,” said JobStreet Country Manager Philip Gioca.
Interested applicants can register to the virtual job fair by creating and downloading the Personal Data Sheet through the Online Career Fair microsite, upload it to their JobStreet profile as resume, and bookmark the website for easy reference.
“To our Filipino jobseekers, especially those who have been displaced due to the pandemic, we encourage you to join the Online Career Fair and find livelihood opportunities in the public sector,” said CSC Commissioner Atty. Aileen Lourdes Lizada.
To learn more about the Online Career Fair, visit onlinejobfair.jobstreet.com.ph.
What is JobStreet.com?
JobStreet.com is a leading online job board presently covering the employment markets in Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Vietnam. JobStreet.com currently services over 230,000 corporate hirers and over 15 million jobseekers in its database.