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13 job applicants hired on the spot during DOLE’s job fair

Cebu City, Philippines. At least thirteen (13) job applicants were hired on the spot during the December 8 “Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan: A Blended Jobs and Business Fairs of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-7), shared Regional Director, Atty. Marion S. Sevilla.

All applicants hired on the spot or HOTs in DOLE parlance, were hired by a leading apparel manufacturer of world-renowned sportswear and outdoor wear brand based at the Mactan Export Processing Zone (MEPZ) in Lapulapu City.

Said HOTS are mostly production workers, quality controllers, industrial engineers, building engineers and sewing mechanics.

The number of HOTS could still potentially increase considering that there are around twenty-nine (29) nearly-hired applicants tallied during the job fair.

Near hires are jobseekers who are considered hired but would still need to submit additional or lacking requirements, or may need to attend further interviews or tests.

DOLE 7 will be closely monitoring the status of the “near hires” within the month for local employment and within ninety (90) days for overseas employment.

Applicants, who will successfully get through the additional tests and interviews will potentially add the number of HOTS in a few days.

Director Sevilla thanked the DOLE’s major partners who helped make the conduct of the event last 8 December a success: (1) SM Supermalls headed by Mr. Van V. Aberia for the free venue of the limited face-to-face job fair; (2) Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) headed by Regional Director Frederick DC. Amores; and (3) PESO Cebu City headed by PESO Manager Sheila May P. Daluz with the support of Hon. Mayor Michael L. Rama.

The conduct of the “Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan: A Blended Jobs and Business Fairs was part of the celebration of DOLE’s 88th Founding Anniversary.




For more information on this report, you may contact LuchelSenarloTaniza, Regional Labor Communication Officer by sending an email at

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