BPO jobs are the most in demand at Iloilo job fair
Business process outsourcing jobs were among the most in demand during Iloilo City’s Labor Day job fair held at Robinsons Place Jaro. According to Niezel Anen Sabrido, labor relations focal person of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Region 6, most jobseekers applied for vacancies in the BPO industry such as technical support and customer service representatives. Other vacancies that were most in demand included service crew for hotel and accommodation, as well as registered nurses. Almost 40,000 job vacancies were available during the job fair, 34,000 of which are based overseas, while 6,000 are available locally. Overseas openings included registered nurses, carpenters, farmers, masons, drivers, engineers, teachers, waiters, and welders. Local vacancies included accountants, auditors, accounting staff, bookkeepers, cashiers, and civil engineers. More than 2,000 jobseekers attended the job fair, 1,488 of whom had already pre-registered. Sabrido said 65 applicants were hired on the spot by local companies.