Batac: 81 hired on-the-spot in Ilocos Norte job fair


81 Ilokano job seekers were hired on-the-spot during the “Naruay a Panggedan” Job Fair of the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN), organized by its Provincial Public Employment Service Office (PESO), held at Robinsons Mall Expansion Activity Area, San Nicolas, on April 15.

The said activity is part of the Provincial PESO’s Employment Facilitation Strategy which aims to fast-track the meeting of its local jobseekers and the participating employers and overseas recruitment agencies in one venue to reduce cost, time, and effort on the part of applicants.

Nine (9) national government agencies and 38 local companies participated in the activity, opening a total of 5,713 vacancies.

“Ito po ay tuloy-tuloy na programa at efforts ng PGIN para talagang i-connect ang ating mga job seekers at mga employers, kasi syempre gusto po natin, ang bawat kakailian natin ay may trabaho at talagang may quality job para tuloy-tuloy po ang commerce at progreso sa ating probinsiya,” Governor Matthew Marcos Manotoc said during the job fair.

He also thanked the event’s partner employers and companies for their participation and encouraged them to hire on-the-spot job seekers.

“PESO has various job opportunities accessible in the province. Aside from job fairs, we also offer Livelihood Training Programs, Special Program for the Employment of Students, Government Internship Program and Work Readiness Program for our fresh graduates,” Mrs. Anne Marie Lizette B. Atuan, Officer-in-Charge of PESO remarked.

For the convenience of job seekers, Mrs. Atuan said applicants may pre-register at and learn more about the job opportunities available in the province and abroad.

The one-day job fair also featured the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) Mobile Caravan, which provided overseas workers with legal assistance and “Balik Manggagawa” document processing.

Ilocos Region’s employment rate is at 94.1%, according to the latest data from the Philippine Statistics Authority-Region I. (Mariell J. Pahinag)

(Source: Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte)

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