Industry Research : More Jobs Await BPO Workers
Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said there are more jobs that await Filipino job seekers with call-center agents topping the list of vacancies.
Statistics obtained from the Phil-JobNet, an online-based job opportunity web site of the Department of Labor and Employment, showed that there are semi-skilled workers who were applying as factory and production workers.
Baldoz said there were only 21,187 job applicants who registered online during the second quarter. The number, she said is not enough to fill in the number of job openings at 70,511 posted by both foreign and local companies.
"These vacancies cut across the professional, technical, skilled and semi-skilled occupations. It is unfortunate, however, that there are only very few applicants registering with the Phil-Jobnet where these vacancies were posted," she said.
Phil-Jobnet also showed that there are 11,833 opening for call-center agents.
But the highest number of applicants, with 1,622 are factory and production workers.
Baldoz noted that while job vacancies are mostly for males, with 16,272, there were more female job seekers at 11,762 and male applicants who registered online only reached 9,424.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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Published: Monday, September 10, 2012