Claver, Surigao del Norte – Anchored on the thrust of providing gainful employment opportunities, a job fair was facilitated by the Department of Labor and Employment-Surigao del Norte Provincial Office last February 20, 2019. Together with the Local Government Unit of Claver PESO-Office, the job fair was held at the 3rd Floor of the New Municipal Building of LGU Claver with 225 registered applicants.

As primarily a mining town in Caraga, a total of 12 participating establishments, 7 in local and 5 overseas recruitment agencies participated the said event. Out of the 225 registered applicants, 111 stood out as qualified applicants.

“We are looking for those applicants who will standout during interviews. We hope that through this job fair, we can hire as many applicants as possible” said one of the participating employers.

The activity posted 77 Hired on the Spot (HOTS), a manifestation of success and is above the target of 15%. It was an achievement to both jobseekers and employers, benefiting from job opportunities and human resources.

“This job fair initiated by PESO and DOLE is a big help because it saves time and resources since employment opportunities are made closer for us here”, said one of the local job applicants.

 “Our office initiated this activity in Claver to engage jobseekers for the new career & employment opportunities offered by our local and overseas partners. This is one of the important services we can offer to them” said Junrey Escobal, LGU Claver PESO Manager.