60,000 job vacancies available on job search website—DOLE
MANILA, Philippines—There are 60,000 job vacancies waiting to be filled up by new college graduates at the country’s official job search website, according to Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.
Baldoz said on Tuesday that new graduates should visit the Phil-Jobnet website where one could find over 60,000 vacancies “posted online at any given time” and where they could register for future employment opportunities.
“The Phil-Jobnet is an automated online job and applicant matching system available, on a 24/7 basis in the Internet which aims to fast-track job seekers’ search for jobs and employers search for manpower,” Baldoz said in a statement.
She said the website functions as a labor market information (LMI) system supervised by the Bureau of Local Employment.
Its distinct feature includes interactive links that allow job seekers to post their skills and employers to search for services. It has also links to private job search portals, such as jobstreet.com and JobsDB.com, according to Baldoz.
Registered applicants can also advertise themselves, update their personal information, and view job matches. Most importantly, they could gain access to job vacancies, apply online, and query job opportunities, she added.
Baldoz urged employers to post their vacancies on the site “because it’s free. “
“While private job portals charge employers for every vacancy they post, the Phil-Jobnet does not,” she said.
For the period March 29 to April 5, 2011, Baldoz said the top 20 “hot jobs” posted in the website for the local labor market included call center agents (with 300 vacancies); bus drivers (150); merchandisers (106); technical and commercial sales representatives (73); facilitators (60); medical representatives (60); accounting clerks (60); professional tutors (53); promo salespersons (50).
Also in demand were accounting staff (50); occupational therapists (60); sewers (60); human resource management assistants (44); computer systems developers (40); technical support staff (40); delivery drivers (40); janitors (35); and documentation staff (34).
Overseas “hot jobs” included domestic helpers (220); caregivers (100); food servers (80); engineering managers (60); carpenter (50); medical specialists (50); welders (50) and plumbers (35).
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