The night job market, not your traditional job search

THERE is good news at the job-seeking front.

Now on its fourth year, the provincial government has brought not only career opportunities closer to employment seekers through job fairs conducted in almost every municipality, cities and towns in the provinces but has taken the traditional job search to a whole new level through its night job market.

During the celebration of the 117th Labor Day, some 455 jobseekers in Pangasinan didn’t have to brave the scorching heat of the sun and humidity while applying for a career during daytime because local and overseas employment were made available for them during a night job market conducted by the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) in Lingayen town in collaboration with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Region 1.

The night job market was again one of the province’s activities in line with the celebration of Labor Day and Pista’y Dayat (Sea Festival) for applicants who could not avail of the regular jobs fair.

Aside from job opportunities, free food, water and even free overnight accommodation were also provided to job applicants coming from far-flung areas.

Bernadette May Mamitag, head of DOLE-Western Pangasinan, said the night job market offered a total of 5,654 vacancies with 4,709 jobs for local and 945 vacancies for abroad.

Mamitag said the night jobs fair started at 3 p.m. and ended at 11 p.m. 

In 2016, Pangasinan became the first province in the Philippines to hold a night jobs fair during the celebration of Labor Day. 

During the night job market, services from Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority and the Professional Regulation Commission were also provided. (PIA-Pangasinan)

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