PGIN launches paperless job fair

LAOAG CITY – In line with Governor Imee R. Marcos’ “Task Force Trabaho”, a program addressing unemployment in Ilocos Norte, the provincial government with the Jobs Data Base Philippines (JobsDB) as partner conducted the first ever paperless job fair in the province on April 29-30, 2014 at the Ilocos Norte Centennial Arena, here.

Nicole Rudio, Head of the Provincial Public Employment Service Office (PESO), said the job fair was held to help Ilocano jobseekers especially the fresh graduates find jobs.

“The summer job fair served as an answer to fresh graduates who are seeking jobs. We brought them closer to various job opportunities locally, in Manila and overseas with the help of JobsDB Philippines site,” Rudio said.

Jobs DB Philippines is the leading job portal with major positions in Asia and provides job seekers the best opportunities for employment in big companies.

Rudio said that the partnership made the processing of applications and management of the applicants easier. “They (applicants) didn’t need to bring resume. They pre-registered online. Only interviews were done at the site,” she added.

Before the two-day jobs fair, Rudio has encouraged all the interested applicants to pre-register at by clicking the Ilocos Norte Summer Job Fair 2014 banner to speed up transaction and to avoid long queues at the venue.

In addition, applicants who did not have access to the internet were still accommodated at the job fair.

“There was no deadline for the registration, it was open until the main event. However, if they did not have internet access, they just brought the soft copy of their resumes and registered on site since we have put up computers for registration,” Rudio added.

More than 60 employers locally and overseas participated and offered job positions such as call center agents, sales manager, service crews and overseas workers.

Meanwhile, Sheryll F. Tiburcio, country manager of Jobs DB Philippines, said she is proud to bring to reality the thrust of the government to provide jobs to every Ilocanos.

Rudio said Tiburcio is returning the favor to her fellow Ilocanos, especially the Ilocanos through offering job opportunities in the province.

Governor Imee Marcos said that the said event, as well as Jobs DB, helped boost the provincial economy by providing job information and assistance to employers in one office or website. (Vivian Lee Jade Alvarez, Johnsen Jett Asuncion, MMSU Interns, PGIN-CMO)