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General Santos City – A total of 72 lucky job seekers were Hired on the Spot (HOTS) in the just concluded 2018 Labor Day Trabaho Negosyo at Kabuhayan (TNK) Job and Business Fairs held at SM City General Santos which is 380% higher compared with last year’s hiring.


A total of 1,425 registered job applicants tried their luck in finding a job and are still hopeful to be placed after submitting their applications to different participating companies.


DOLE 12 Regional Director Sisinio B. Cano, CESO IV expressed his gratitude to all local and overseas companies who participated in the major job fair conducted in this venue.


“We are overwhelmed with the support of our partners in ensuring that our workforce in the region will have the opportunity to land a stable job,” RD Cano said.


RD Cano also thanked all TNK partner-agencies for assisting their target clients today in the DOLE Clinic and One-Stop-Shop for pre-documentation services.


In an update, a total of 56 job seekers/ clients were catered by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-12 through their Negosyo Center Desk, Diskuwento Caravan and Business orientations in coordination with Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA-12).


Technical Education and Skills  Development Authority (TESDA) -12 served 18 clients on Skills Training on Bartending and Table Skirting.  Job seekers were also treated with free massage and nail care.


In partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-12 employment assistance to 109 4Ps and Expanded Students Grant-in–Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation (ESGP-PA) grantees was also provided.
















Arvie Almase, 38 years old, a father of two and and electrician said the Job fair helped him find a greener pasture after he was hired as electrician by Malalag Fishing with higher salary.


“Naninguha gyud ko nga makakita ug bag-ong trabaho kay minimum ra akong madawat sa ginatrabahuhan nako karon, mudawat ko ug P350.00 sa bag-o nako nga kompanya,” Almase said 


(I was determined to look for a new opportunity since I am being paid in minimum wage, my new company will pay me P350.00 and this will be of great help to my family.)


Almase added that the Labor Day Job Fair is a big help to those who need jobs and for those who want to find new opportunities.


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