The Philippines branch of the marketplace Jobstreet has launched microsites for the provinces of Cebu, Iloilo and the Davao Region to better connect jobseekers with opportunities during the shift to remote work.
“Because we are all working from home, many of us are looking at flexible working arrangements,” JobStreet Philippines country manager Philip Gioca said during a virtual event.
The work-from-home setup has sparked more interest in job applications in Cebu, Iloilo and Davao, and candidates can now search for opportunities in their localities through microsites within the jobs portal.
JobStreet noted that:
- In Cebu, site visits increased by 20% to 383,000 last year from 319,000 in 2019, and rose again by 13% to 433,600 in 2021.
- In Iloilo, site visits rose by 50% to 22,700 in 2020 from 15,100 year-on-year; a surge of 44% to 32,700 was recorded for 2021.
- In Davao, site visits dipped by 5% to 104,300 in 2020, followed by a 56% increase this year to 162,800.
JobStreet, the Seek-owned leading jobs portal in the Philippines with around 3.4 million monthly visitors according to SimilarWeb, is also teaming up with selected regional offices of the Labor department in launching a virtual career fair from May 1-3.
“We’ve observed that candidates from major provinces have increased their activities in terms of platform web site visits, which is why we are focused on promoting local employment and providing them with valuable support in their career in their own dialects,” said Gioca.