More than 24,000 government job vacancies nationwide will be offered to jobseekers as the leading online job portal JobStreet hosts its Virtual Career Fair in partnership with the Civil Service Commission (CSC) happening on September 20 to 24.
This is in line with the platform’s continued commitment to provide jobs that matter during these increasingly unpredictable times, empowering candidates that were affected by the pandemic and the recent strict implementation of community quarantine.
Over 160 government agencies are participating in the Virtual Career Fair, offering various specializations such as Security/Armed Forces/Protective Services, Education Clerical/Administrative Support, General Work (Housekeeper, Driver, Dispatch, Messenger, etc), Healthcare (Nurse, Medical Support, Assistant), among others.
Central Visayas, CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon) and MIMAROPA (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, and Palawan), Eastern Visayas, Western Visayas, Zamboanga, Cordillera Administrative Region, and Davao Region are some of the locations where the said government jobs are available.
According to The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), around 90,000 workers were affected by the recent Enhanced Community Quarantine. They have either permanently lost their jobs or are under flexible work arrangements.
Based on JobStreet’s Global Talent Survey, many jobseekers are now prioritizing job security over financial compensation due to the unpredictability of the COVID-19 crisis. Furthermore, the government sector is one of the top employers in JobStreet, hence viewed as a more secure career option by Filipino workers at this time.
With this, JobStreet and CSC offer employment opportunities in the public sector by bringing jobseekers and hiring government agencies together in the virtual career fair.
“It has always been JobStreet’s advocacy to provide every Filipino with jobs that matter, and it’s an honor that the Civil Service Commission has trusted us once again to be a part of this initiative to help candidates rebuild themselves and find an opportunity to be of service to our nation,” shared JobStreet Philippines Country Manager Philip Gioca.
The joint initiative is also in commemoration of the CSC’s 121st Philippine Civil Service Anniversary.
“The Virtual Career Fair has become the safe alternative to search for jobs in the midst of a pandemic. This online event is made possible by JobStreet Philippines, who has been our partner for many years now. The CSC and JobStreet are committed to bringing our jobseekers and government HR officers an enjoyable, productive, and helpful online job fair,” shared CSC Commissioner Aileen Lourdes Lizada.
To apply for job vacancies in the Virtual Career Fair, you will only need to register using your JobStreet profile. But if you do not have an online profile yet, you can sign-up in a few minutes!
Just visit jobstreet.com.ph, click the sign-up button, fill in your basic information and preferences for job matching purposes. Afterwards, fill in your highest qualification and latest work experience to start creating your JobStreet profile. Click on ‘Complete’ and you will be prompted to validate your email address next.
Lastly, during the registration process, candidates are required to create, download, and upload the Personal Data Sheet on your JobStreet profile to proceed to the Virtual Career Fair.
“For candidates who are looking for opportunities right now, we highly encourage you to register and take advantage of this nationwide Virtual Career Fair in partnership with CSC. You only need to prepare and update your resume, rehearse online interviews, and click ‘apply’ on the positions that best suit your passion and goals,” added Gioca.
Applicants during the virtual career fair will also get to explore the platform’s live chat feature and Facebook Live events as well as the chance to be interviewed on-the-spot.
For a better jobseeking experience and to help you make the right career choices, candidates can also explore Career Tools, JobStreet’s newest platform feature that offers an Interview Practice Tool, Resume Templates, Cover Letter Templates, a Career Development Planner, and a Salary Calculator.
For more information and to register to the Virtual Career Fair, visit http://jobstreet.com.ph/vcf-9.