Govt to offer 2,452 vacancies via job fair

Over 2,400 vacancies will be available during a weeklong online job fair by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) starting September 14.

The CSC said it was able to secure 2,452 available positions from 249 national government agencies, local government units, government-owned and -controlled corporations and state universities and colleges for its “Government Online Career Fair.”

The CSC “highly encourages” applicants from the following sectors to apply: persons with disabilities (PWD); members of indigenous communities; and, those from any sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (Sogie).

It noted that first-time applicants will be entitled to a waiver of fees and charges in the issuance or authentication of a copy of Certificate of Eligibility (COE) under the First Time Job Seekers Act.

There were only 729 vacancies for the event as of August 31; but this increased after the CSC extended the registration for participating government offices.

The CSC said in a statement on Sunday job seekers are required to go to https://onlinejobfair.jobstreet.com.ph and type in their e-mail address, then fill out the CSC Form  100 or the Personal Data Sheet (PDS) from there.

“The PDS will be automatically attached to the account once created,” it added.

The jobs fair, which will run until September 18, was organized for the 120th anniversary of Philippine Civil Service.

“The [jobs fair] seeks to promote easy access to employment opportunities in the public sector by bringing job seekers and hiring government agencies together in a virtual job fair,” the CSC said. “This is also held to help Filipinos rendered jobless by the Covid-19 [novel coronavirus disease] pandemic.”

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