Philippine’s Leading online job portal JobStreet is going hyperlocal as it launches its dedicated microsite for Cebu, Iloilo, and Davao as well as its upcoming virtual career fair this May 1-3 with the selected Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Regional Offices to boost the job market in provinces like Cebu, Iloilo, and Davao.
With this new initiative, job seekers can now browse thousands of jobs available in their locality through the respective microsites. Aside from that, they can also learn from work-life guides and advice from JobStreet’s career hub which will be written in their local dialect.
“Many Filipinos recently returned to their provinces because of layoffs or the new work from home arrangements and this caused a shift in the labor market. We’ve also observed that candidates from major provinces have increased their activities in terms of platform website visits, which is why we really targeted to promote local employment and provide them valuable support in their career through their own dialect,” said JobStreet Philippines Country Manager Philip Gioca.
The microsite for Cebu offers opportunities from the top industries namely Call Center/IT- Enabled Services/BPO (12.5%), Manufacturing/Production (7.6%), Healthcare/ Medical (6.5%), Education (5.5%), and Construction/Building/Engineering (5.2%). The average salary reported in Cebu is Php 31,487.
Candidates from Davao can apply for jobs with an average salary of Php 28,500 as top industries continue hiring such as Call Center/IT-Enabled Services/BPO (8.7%), Healthcare/Medical (7.8%), Education (7.2%), Food & Beverage/Catering/Restaurant (5.6%), and Retail/Merchandise (5.3%).
Iloilo microsite offer jobs with an average salary of Php 27,370. Top industries include Healthcare/Medical (13.6%), Call Center/IT-Enabled Services/BPO (9.2%), Education (8.3%), Construction/Building/Engineering (5.6%), and Food & Beverage/Catering/Restaurant (5.3%).
As of this year, JobStreet has earned13% growth in average platform visits from Cebu, 56% from Davao, and 44% in Iloilo. Hirers from these provinces as of March 2021 has also grown as Central Visayas is now at 9% from a sharp decline in 2020. Western Visayas recently jumped to 44% increase in job openings, while Davao Region is also recovering with 26% job postings this year.
To intensively accommodate queries from their respective areas, JobStreet is also establishing a local team for each province, a good way for focus and faster transactions.
Labor Day Virtual Career Fair
Following the success of the recent Virtual Career Fair, JobStreet partners with selected DOLE regions to launch another one with over 100 companies from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao offering thousands of jobs nationwide. This time digitally! They will have a chance to experience live chats, on-the-spot interviews with HR representatives, and companies’ virtual booths. In addition, DOLE Regional Offices will accommodate concerns and questions from candidates via chat in the platform.
Jobseekers are also encouraged to join the online raffle on May 1, 5pm as JobStreet goes live on its official Facebook Page on the first day of the fair. “We appreciate DOLE and the participating regions for trusting to partner with JobStreet in this initiative. We’re hoping that the Virtual Career Fair would be able to reach out to more jobseekers across the country who are looking for opportunities at this time,” shared Gioca.
The Virtual Career Fair is now open for pre-registration through http://bit.ly/JobStreetDOLEVCF.
Provincial microsites are also accessible via http://bit.ly/JobStreetIloilo, http://bit.ly/JobStreetCebu, and http://bit.ly/JobStreetDavao.