CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar, Jun 16 (PIA) - Most applicants seek for local hiring inspite of the many job vacancies for overseas jobs during the job fair initiated by the city government of Catbalogan for its 10th Charter Day.
The job fair offered a total of 3,075 job vacancies with 1,075 hiring from 15 local employers and 2,000 overseas job vacancies from 7 overseas recruitment agencies.
Vice Mayor Art Sherwin Gabon said in his message that this is one of the objectives of the city government to help improve the economy by offering employment to the people of Catbalogan.
Job applicants Mark Anthony Orsal and Camille de Guiua were the first two applicants hired on the spot, they were given recognition by the local government.
Aaron, 25 of Catbalogan who is a BS-IT graduate said he worked at a call center in Manila but cannot adjust with the wee hours so he decided to return home and apply at Palawan Pawnshop.
Prince Hypermart, Catbalogan Water District, LBC, the Philippine Army, and SAMICO also got long lines for job applicants. (ajc/nbq/PIA8-Samar with reports from Pam Carcellar)