A total of 59,740 applicants joined this year’s Government Online Career Fair (GOCF) held from 18 to 22 September 2023.
The GOCF, organized by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) in collaboration with JobStreet.com, was created to provide a virtual platform for qualified jobseekers looking for available opportunities in the government.
“We wanted to invite more people to be part of the 1.9 million strong civil service as we celebrate the 123rd Philippine Civil Service Anniversary (PCSA). The GOCF provided a convenient and accessible avenue for government agencies and interested applicants to interact, share details regarding job openings and requirements, and potentially apply at the comfort of their homes,” said CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles.
According to CSC Examination, Recruitment, and Placement Office Director IV Prisco S. Rivera, Jr., 83 government agencies participated in the five-day event, offering positions to fresh graduates, first-time jobseekers, and other applicants aspiring to join the civil service.
The Department of Transportation – Railways Sector, Small Business Corporation, Insurance Commission, Western Philippines University, and Department of Budget and Management – Procurement Service were among the agencies with the highest number of job openings.
Key roles that were available during the GOCF week encompassed positions such as Project Development Officer, Administrative Officer, Civil Engineer, Administrative Assistant, and Guidance Counselor.
Chairperson Nograles expressed gratitude to JobStreet.com for their assistance to the PCSA.
“Their continued support to the GOCF allows us to provide an encouraging environment for those who want a career in the civil service. The third week of PCSA highlighted the true value of malasakit by opening possibilities for all sectors in just one click, including persons with disabilities, members of indigenous communities, and those identifying with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, and expressions,” he said.