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Pangasinenses vie for 6,566 jobs

San Fernando City, La Union — A total of 6,566 job vacancies here and abroad were made available by 52 recruitment agencies for job applicants in the recent 2014 La Union Mega Jobs Fair held in this city, authorities bared yesterday.

The job fair drew 1,561 applicants for 4,659 job vacancies made available by 19 recruitment agencies for overseas employment and 1,907 vacancies for local employment.

Out of the total number of jobseekers assessed, 537 were found to be qualified for the vacant positions while 469 have been scheduled for further interview. Thirty-three applicants were lucky to land a job on-the-spot.

The Provincial Government of La Union (PGLU), through the Public Employment Service Office (PESO), the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), and the Philippine Overseas Employment and Administration (POEA) declared the job fair held at the Union Christian College (UCC) covered court a success.