Phil-Jobnet: 130,290 job vacancies available

As the month of June fast approaches, the, the country’s premier job search portal, says that there are 130,290 job vacancies available for jobseekers.

“This is good news especially for parents who have children to support and to the new graduates who now have their turn in supporting their siblings’ education,” Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz said.

As of May 29, 2013, the listed the top twenty jobs, which have the highest number of vacancies. With 11,971 vacancies, salesman tops the list followed by call center agent, 8,888; service crew, 8,757; technical support staff, 6,458; production workers/factory worker, 5,180; sales clerk, 5,003; cashier, 4,708; production machine operator, 2,823; customer service assistant, 2,718; office clerk, 1,969; janitor, 1,863; merchandiser, 1,718; security guard, 1,418; production technician, 1,369; sales officer, 1,300; head waiter, 1,234; promo girl, 1,228; janitress, 1,216; and promo salesperson, 1,146.

“There are a number of vacant jobs in the country which remains unfilled for a period of time because recruiters are having a hard time getting applicants with the set of skills and competencies that matches the requirements of the job,” Baldoz said.

Because of this, the labor chief advised students to consider the current market demands for jobs in choosing a college course.

She also advised jobseekers who want to upgrade their skills and qualifications to take a technical-vocational course related to their craft in from the Technical Education and Skills Development Administration’s (TESDA) network of 4,500 technical education and skills development (TESD) providers nationwide.

TESDA offers training for skills required by the sectors of heating, ventilation, and airconditioning, electronics, agriculture and fishery, processed food and beverages, tourism, health and other community development services, information and communications technology, maritime, garments, footwear and leather goods, furniture and fixtures, and utilities.

After acquiring various skills and competencies, a trainee will be issued a National Certificate (NC) or Certificate of Competency (COC) as soon as he/she passes the required assessment and certification through accredited assessors in accredited assessment centers.

“National Certificate, or NC, is issued after the candidate demonstrated competence in all units of competency that comprised a Qualification while Certificate of Competency, or COC, is issued to a person who have satisfactorily demonstrated competence on a particular or cluster of units of competency,” Baldoz said.

Aside from obtaining the required skills and qualifications of a particular job, Baldoz reminded the job applicants to create their accounts at the website for an easier online job application, which will definitely help them save time, money, and effort.

Press release from the Department of Labor and Employment