03/23/2017 Hallo Hallo Job supports PhilStar's drive to bring down unemployment rate through Career Guide

Hallo Hallo Job together with other private companies from various industries joined forces anew to help the Philippine Star, the one of the country's leading newspapers, fulfill its mission to lower the unemployment rate, and strengthen the Filipino workforce during the third leg of the Career Guide Job Fair 2017 held on March 21-22 at Robinsons Place Manila.

The company was represented by HHI Marketing Head Shiela Vidanes, HR Manager Ma. Lucia Cielito Camayang, HR Officer Jing Dalisay, and few officers from Hallo Hallo Job, Marketing Team, and Human Resources, who conducted on-site initial screening to the applicants. They offered several open positions under its Legal, Accounting, and Sales departments, and service staff posts for Cool Japan Shop and Tsukumo Ramen.

This month's Career Guide Job Fair kicked-off with the traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony which was facilitated by STAR CLASSIFinder manager Arlyn Servanez, PESO-Manila City Officer Miguel Alonzo, President and CEO U-Rate.it Adrian Cherrington, former DOLE Undersecretary, Hallo Hallo Job Director Nicon Fameronag, and other officials from Robinsons Place Manila.

Career Guide's role in reducing unemployment rate

During his opening remarks, HHJ Director Nicon Fameronag emphasized the significance of Career Guide, in its effort to help minimize the increasing unemployment rate in the country. He mentioned that the unemployment rate in the country by the end of January 2017, as per the Labor Force Survey, has reached three million, and almost 860, 000 of the official count are women, who are also well-qualified of performing tasks in the workplace.

According to Director Fameronag, the employers in Career Guide have the capacity to know the preferences, work behavior, and career plans of the participants through U-Rate.it, an online survey platform. With this, the organizers can now look for employers that correspond to needs and qualifications of the applicants.

On the other hand, Eloisa Magtibay, an active jobseeker who attended the job fair, shared that companies should also offer positions that match the applicants' educational background.“Yung iba kasi high school graduate lang, siguro mga waitress, service crew gano'n, 'yung mga kaya nila, para rin sa mga bago [fresh graduates].” n addition, according to JR Latoga, also an applicant, he hopes that companies in the job fair would open more sales and office staff positions for those who were not able able to finish their college degrees.

Hallo Hallo Job commits itself to continue supporting the PhilStar's mission to provide endless possibilities and strengthen the Filipino labor force in the next editions of the job fair.

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