It's too big to miss the biggest career break with the no.1 jobsite in the country, Jobstreet. Happening on August 12 and 13 at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City, the JobGantic Career Fair 2011 will be offering a total of 158,600 job vacancies in various fields of specializations from over 250 local and overseas recruitment firms and employers. Pre-registration for the said event had reached to over 45,000, surpassing the 40,000 target number of jobseekers.
Yoda Buyco, JobStreet.com’s marketing director says, “JobStreet.com is known to have the most number of employers including the top ones in the country. Hence, jobseekers can expect thousands of local jobs at the event. But in an internal study conducted by our Company, we found out the 25% or 850,000 of our total number of jobseekers (3.5M) opt in to (apply) for overseas jobs. This is the reason why we have clearly ensured that we are going to have our overseas recruitment client-firms with us.”
JobGantic Career Fair offers a good mix of employers and recruitment firms with 75% or 188 participating companies hiring for local employment while 25% or 62 others are for overseas employment. Of the mentioned 158,600 jobs that will be available at the event, 64% are for local employment and the remaining 36% are for jobs abroad.
As the event estimates more than 40, 000 jobseekers to attend the job fair, Jobstreet.com innovates a way to give these jobseekers an easier way gain entrance the career fair without the hassles of long and endless lines. Jobseekers are encouraged to pre-register at www.jobstreet.com to get a faster lane voucher. This voucher ensures the jobseeker immunity from long lines that hinders them from getting the most out of the career fair.
Meanwhile, a closer look at the demographics of the pre-registered jobseekers reflect that 49% of them are coming from the National Capital Region followed by those from the rest of Luzon at 41%. Based on work experience metrics, 45% of those who wish to try their luck at the fair are those with one to four years of work experience; 20% are those who are currently holding supervisor level or with five years or more work experience; and 17% are fresh grads and those with less than one year work experience.
Finally, JobGantic Career Fair has also invited some government agencies to provide jobseeker service assistance to include the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Social Security System (SSS), Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), and Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (TESDA). The inclusion of these agencies will better help the jobseekers land their dream jobs, whether here or abroad, and will also give the assurance of non-fraud transactions.