The Provincial Government of Ilocos Sur thru the Provincial Public Employment and Services Office (PESO) in cooperation with Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), and PTV Ylocos hosted the 1st ONE Ilocos Sur Job Fair and One-Stop Shop at the Provincial Farmers Livelihood and Development Center on 25 August 2022.

Aimed at providing employment opportunities for the job seekers of Ilocos Sur and help them process documentary requirements, the said activity gathered national, local agencies and business establishments in the province.

There were 36 hiring local agencies and eight One-Stop-Shop National agencies participated in the said event, while a total of 2,239 number of job vacancies.

“I would like to thank all the participating agencies, employers and hopeful applicants who are one with us in our pursuit of improving the economic situation of Ilocos Sur,” a part of Governor Jerry Singson’s message.

He also mentioned that the job fair and one-stop- shop is a great opportunity to uplift the quality of life of the job seekers.

There were 10 applicants who were HOTS (Hired On The Spot) and 212 individuals who were near hired to the said program which DOLE will work in close monitoring for its eventual hiring. Job Applicants who flocked in the area were 648.

Also present during the Job Fair were SPM Ronnie Rapanut, SPM Third Ranches, SPM Art Oandasan, DOLE – Ilocos Sur Field Office Head Ms. Charity Ubilas, TESDA Ilocos Sur, Provincial Director Mr. Joel Pilotin, Provincial Administrator Marlon Tagorda, and Provincial PESO Manager Ms. Mary Madelaine Salvador.