Twenty-seven lucky job applicants from Tacurong City were hired on the spot in the Job Fair joined by ten employers for local employment and one recruitment agency for overseas employment during the city’s patronal fiesta.
The Job Fair, one of the activities of the 64th anniversary celebration of the city’s patron saint Nuestra Señora dela Candelaria, was organized by the parish church in coordination with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Sultan Kudarat Field Office and the city government through its Public Employment Service Office (PESO).
                Armed with their resume and credentials, 105 flocked to the church compound on January 30 to match their qualifications to 204 various job vacancies posted by the participating employers. 

                Twenty-one year old Jomar Gabato, a part-time disc jockey of a local radio station in the city, got the nod of Sutherland Global Services, a Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company based in Davao City. His impressive interview gave him the chance to be hired on the spot.
Of the 105 job applicants, 95 qualified for the positions they applied for. Meanwhile, The 27 HOTS (DOLE’s acronym for those Hired On The Spot) constituted 28 percent of the total number of qualified applicants.
                Participating employers said that those who qualified have big chances of being hired provided they present other documents required.
Aside from Sutherland Global Services, other employers that have HOTS were KCC Mall of Marbel, Tacurong Fit Mart, and Nonstop Overseas Employment Corporation. Other participating employers included Talakudong Foods Corporation (Jollibee), Kimsan Plaza, Swana Mercantile, Kenram Industrial Development, Inc. or KIDI, Yakult, Delinanas, and COSEDA Security Agency.
Fr. Armand Dice, parish priest of Tacurong, said he was happy with the turnout of the job hiring and that the church will continue working with DOLE and the city government in this kind of endeavor.
A part from the Job Fair, DOLE and PESO also conducted advocacy talks on KasambahayLaw, Anti-Illegal Recruitment and the DOLE’s Project Jobs Fit. (LGU Tacurong City Information; A Freno)