Butuan City – A resounding successwith 220 Hierd-on-the-Spot (HOTS) out of 383 job vacancies! This is how it turned out during the Butuan City SM Group of Companies Job Fair held in Butan City lobby last June 22. With the partnership of DOLE Agusan del Norte and LGU Butuan City, the job fair had 12 participating employers, with 749 registrants, 701 of which moved on for interview and 156 considered near hire or for future interview.

Mr. Keith C. Duran, DOLE-Agusan del Norte Provincial Head, was thankful to SM for coordinating with DOLE and PESO for their search of applicants in Butuan City.

“Ever since SM Butuan started receiving applicants these past few months, I had a good impression with today’s job fair because the participating employers hired a great number of applicants in Butuan including myself,” said one of the applicants who were hired on the spot as Customer Service Assistant of SM Appliance Center.

“Caraga has a good quality of applicants,” said Ms. Ma. Ruby T. Sano, Regional HR Manager.

As part of DOLE’s employment promotion and employment facilitation, a total of 26 job fairs will be held this year. 2 of which will be held in Butuan City alone.

MONNA LYRA O. ALBIA