483 new jobseekers recorded

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THE Local Work Agency and Workforce Development (APTK ) has recorded 483 new jobseekers from all four districts.

The new jobseekers registered their details to the Ministry of Home Affairs’ agency during last month’s job fair, said APTK’s officers yesterday.

The officers told The Brunei Times that the Mini Job Fair lured more than 5,000 visitors as vacancies in the automobile, construction and logistics sectors were offered.

More than 30 companies participated in the fair, with a total of 578 vacancies up fo grabs for degree holders and early school leavers.

The job fair was the last of three series organised by APTK in collaboration with the Department of Economic Planning and Development this year.

The agency officers, who declined to be named, said APTK is still gathering data for the number of jobseekers who have secured employment after the recent Mini Job Fair.

One officer said the APTK is planning to organise other job fairs next year.

The private sector were encouraged to inform the public on the vacancies available in their companies, while jobseekers were advised to take up jobs in the non-government sector.

They should avoid being “too choosy” when looking for employment, one of the officers said.

Previously, the first part of the Mini Job Fair was held in May 16-18 at Universiti Brunei Darussalam, where retail, hospitality and tourism jobs were available.

The second job fair organised from September 10-12 at the BRIDEX International Conference Centre focused on vacancies in the finance, insurance as well as information, communication and technology industry.

The Brunei Times previously reported that the first Mini Job Fair saw about 400 locals securing jobs, while about 60 locals were employed in the second job fair.

Over 1,500 jobs were up for grabs at the first mini job fair and 200 were available in the second fair.

The Mini Job Fair aimed to reduce unemployment and expedite job employment procedures, as well as encourage more locals to work in the private sector.

Local jobseekers were reminded to renew their expired registration card if they have yet to secure employment. There are 3,092 jobseekers throughout the country registered under the APTK as of July 2013.

The Brunei Times