THE labor department said its jobs portal is showing the availability of about 4,000 positions each in sales and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO).
The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) said in a statement: “There are 4,616 vacancies in the sales sector; 4,173 vacancies in the BPO sector, particularly for call center agents; and 835 vacancies in the food service industry.” DoLE was citing data compiled by the Bureau of Local Employment (BLE).
DoLE added that openings in the sales sector consist of “promo salesperson (1,588), customer service assistant (666), cashier (409), retail/wholesale establishment salesperson (325), sales associate professional (291), retail trade salesman (254), market salesperson (245), sales clerk (220), salesman (218), stall salesperson (200), and real estate salesman (200).”
For the food service industry, the available positions were for service crew (380), cooks (231), and food servers (224).
These job vacancies are listed in PhilJobNet, the labor department’s official job portal.
The portal also lists openings for 644 domestic helpers and 476 staff nurses. Positions in the construction industry include 400 construction laborers and 204 carpenters.
Last week, the Social Weather Stations (SWS) said its June 2018 Survey shows that labor force participation fell to 68.3% from 74.7% a year earlier. The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) also reported in its Labor Force Survey for July that underemployment rose to 17.2% from 16.3% a year earlier. — Gillian M. Cortez