DAGUPAN CITY – Some 200 jobseekers took part in the mini-job fair held by the city’s Public Employment and Services Office (PESO) and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) at the city museum on February 14, Valentine’s Day.

At least seven job providers composed of six local companies and one overseas company  interviewed  and conducted on-the-spot job hiring for jobs here and abroad.

In the same occasion, the Pangasinan Association of Private Technical-Vocational Institutions also provided skills demonstration and offered vocational scholarships for those interested.

The holding of a mini-job fair on Valentine’s Day is a yearly activity of PESO Dagupan since 2016.

Meanwhile, other jobseekers and fresh graduates may still be able to participate in PESO’s next Mega Job Fair, which will be held in conjunction with the annual celebration of the Bangus Festival in April.

Some 20 job providers composed of five overseas and 15 local companies are expected to provide work to some 700 to 1000 jobseekers in the city.

Aside from regularly holding job fairs, PESO Dagupan also offers job search assistance for those looking for work that could  match their skills.

Alan Dexter Meneses, the city’s focal person for Recruitment and Placement, said that PESO has a new system that boosts accuracy and ensures skills matching for job seekers.

“Jobseekers can come to our office anytime on weekdays. Once they get registered into the system, they will be automatically referred to job opportunities that match their skills, ” said Meneses. (Verdelle De Vera/CIO)