Land a job from the comforts of your home at Jobstreet’s upcoming Virtual Career Fair, happening on September 20 to 24, with over 24,000 government job vacancies nationwide.
Bringing jobseekers and hiring government agencies together, the initiative is led by leading online job portal JobStreet and the Civil Service Commission (CSC) to boost the morale of Filipino candidates and provide a hope of stability.
Applicants can explore a wide selection of government roles, including but not limited to Administration Assistant, Administration Officer, Teacher, Clerk, Medical Officer, Nurse, Engineer, among others.
The five-day event has more than 160 agencies participating across the country, such as the Department of Education (DepEd), National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and more. In addition, candidates can also check out job openings by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), and other local agencies.
Furthermore, jobseekers can do live chats directly with employers and watch JobStreet’s Facebook Live shows while applying for open positions on the platform.
Interested candidates can register by visiting http://jobstreet.com.ph/vcf-9 or scan the QR code as shown, then sign-up using your email. During the registration process, candidates will be asked to create, download, and upload the Personal Data Sheet on their JobStreet profile to proceed.
In case you have yet to create your JobStreet profile, you can have one in just a few clicks. Visit jobstreet.com.ph, click the sign-up button, fill in your basic information and preferences for job matching purposes. Next, fill in your highest qualification and latest work experience to start creating your JobStreet profile. Click on ‘Complete’ and you will be prompted to validate your email address as your last step.
“Here in JobStreet, we truly understand how challenging the pandemic is to our workforce. Many have been retrenched or are underemployed. As a career partner, we’re committed to helping them find jobs that matter, and we hope that the Virtual Career Fair would be an avenue for our candidates to rebuild their careers and find hope amidst adversities,” shared Gioca.
Recently, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported that the unemployment rate went down to 6.9% in July, equivalent to 3.07 million people, which is the lowest rate since the pandemic. However, the study shows that most jobseekers have given up in finding jobs.
With this, JobStreet and CSC are making this year’s Virtual Career Fair bigger and productive. Their first Government Virtual Career Fair in 2020 offered over 10,000 job vacancies and garnered a total of five million site visits.
Provincial job posts on the rise
Despite the disruption to the workforce brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, JobStreet, reveals that there has been an increase in job postings from hirers in major provinces in the second quarter of this year versus the same quarter in the last year.
According to JobStreet’s database, as of Q2 2021, job postings in Davao Region rose by 167%, while Central Visayas grew by 94% and the Western Visayas at 72%, which collectively occupies more than 23,000 available jobs in the platform.
The increase in the number of job vacancies in the provinces highlights that there are many opportunities for Filipinos, especially those who returned home from Metro Manila due to the pandemic or are Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) that were retrenched by their foreign employers.
Based on the same report, JobStreet shares that some of the top hiring industries in Davao, Central Visayas, and Western Visayas are Call Center/IT-Enabled Services/BPO, Government/Defense, Education, Computer/Information Technology (Software), Manufacturing/Production, among others.
“With the spike of job posts that we observed in the platform in the last quarter, we can say that employers even in provinces have adapted and are starting to recover from the pandemic. We hope this continues to normalize so we can provide opportunities for our candidates,” said JobStreet Country Manager Philip Gioca.
For more information and to register to the Virtual Career Fair, visit http://jobstreet.com.ph/vcf-9.
Check out as well JobStreet’s Official Facebook page to get updates on job vacancies and virtual events.