The Philippines’ Civil Service Commission (CSC) is teaming up with online job portal JobStreet to fill in the 24,000 available positions in different government agencies. The JobStreet Virtual Career Fair, the second time the public and private sectors are partnering, is scheduled for Sept. 20-24.
According to The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), around 90,000 workers were affected by the recent Enhanced Community Quarantine. Because of this, employees now prioritize job security over attractive compensation in terms of employment opportunities, based on JobStreet’s Global Talent Survey.
“At the beginning of the pandemic, millions of Filipinos lost their jobs or were underemployed,” said Philip Gioca, country manager, JobStreet Philippines. “We are hoping that this partnership with the Civil Service Commission will allow us to help them get jobs while we are still navigating the new employment and working landscape.”
The virtual job fair will see 160 government agencies nationwide participating hoping to fill in vacant positions in various specializations. According to JobStreet, the government sector is one of the top employers in JobStreet, “hence viewed as a more secure career option by Filipino workers at this time.”
Central Visayas, Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon) and MIMAROPA (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, and Palawan), Eastern Visayas, Zamboanga, and Cordillera Administrative Region are the top locations for the said government jobs.
Register for the Virtual Career Fair.
To further help jobseekers with their job hunting, JobStreet spiced up its platform with a new feature called Career Tool. It features tools that will make it easier for applicants to finetune their resume, come up with impressive cover letter, and create a roadmap of their career development. Career Tool will also help applicants practice the interview process providing potential questions and recording.
The widely used feature, according to Ryan Tordesillas, senior sales manager, JobStreet, is the Salary Calculator which enables applicants if the job offer is worth taking.
“We’re very excited to introduce the Career Tool to our candidates and be of great help with their online job hunting. JobStreet is doing its best to support jobseekers more than ever and we hope that through this simple initiative, we can make their career journey a little bit more manageable and productive,” Tordesillas said.
Check out the Career Tools.
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