Hallo Hallo Job (HHJ) in collaboration with The Philippine Daily Inquirer urged jobseekers, including fresh graduates to take advantage of the hundreds of job vacancies offered during the two-day employment event last October 17 and 18 at Trinoma Mall, Quezon City.
Applicants flocked at the activity area despite the nationwide transport strike, to try their luck in applying for the career opportunities of 28 companies present at the venue; employers from different sectors interview, preselect and hire on the spot the qualified workers.
As a general process in applying for HHJ, individuals will be required to register at HHJ website and will proceed to an initial interview.
Human Resource representative Mabel Perez together with the Marketing team came to conduct an on-the-spot screening with the applicants. HHJ Director Nicon Fameronag also delivered a short yet inspiring speech to formally start the event.
Mr. Famenorag believes that the government is not the generator of jobs, it is always the private sectors. He also stressed that job fairs are very important, “ang inyong karera sa buhay starts here, dito po nag-uumpisa sa mga job fairs.”
Currently, approximately 2.6 million people in the Philippines are unemployed and half of them are educated graduates. According to him, the reason behind this problem is because of the lack of experience of the applicants; so he appealed to these individuals to grab every opportunity that comes along.
“Hindi po kayo magkakaroon ng experience kung hindi kayo naghahanap ng work, so whether it is a short-term or long-term job, grab the first job that comes to you because that’s where you can gain experience,” he concluded.
Job Market is Inquirer's annual recruitment event aiming to be an avenue “where good jobseekers and good jobs meet.”
Positive turnout always greets HHJ with its team-up with Inquirer’s Career Expo. This has been the company’s fourth participation in the event. The first was a campus job fair at STI College in Sta. Rosa, Laguna; other two were conducted at SM Megamall and the recent fair at Quezon City Hall.