16 July 2020 - The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has urged government agencies with vacancies to participate in an online job fair to help Filipinos rendered jobless by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The CSC will be conducting the 2020 Government Online Career Fair on 14 to 18 September 2020 in partnership with JobStreet.com. Interested agencies nationwide may register until 14 August 2020. The complete registration procedure may be accessed here.

More information on how jobseekers can apply for a job through the GOCF will be made available closer to the date of the event.

Jointly organized by the CSC and JobStreet.com, the GOCF seeks to promote easy access to employment opportunities in the public sector by bringing jobseekers and hiring government agencies together in a “virtual job fair”.

The 2020 GOCF is part of the activities lined up for the 120th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary (PCSA), an annual celebration to commemorate the establishment of the civil service in the country.

The CSC appealed to government agencies, saying that if more agencies will join the job fair, more vacancies can be offered to prospective applicants. So far, 10 agencies have already registered for the event.

The CSC is still currently in the process of gathering applications from government agencies interested to participate in the GOCF; thus, the number of vacancies to be offered is still unknown.

Contrary to circulating news reports, the reported figure at 600,000 refers to job order and contract of service workers currently employed by the government and not the number of vacancies.