| Hakim Hayat |
OVER 1,200 job vacancies across different industries in the private sector will be available to local jobseekers in the Brunei Job Fair 2015, organisers announced in a press conference yesterday.
With more companies taking part than ever before, the job fair will see more employers looking to hire locals and therefore interested individuals are urged to participate.
Jointly organised by the Local Employment and Workforce Development Agency (APTK) and the Department of Economic Planning and Development (JPKE), the job fair will take place from January 19-22, at the Bridex Hall II in Jerudong, from 9am to 5pm.
Some 43 private companies are taking part in the job fair’s career exhibition and walk-in interview sessions, where 1,221 vacancies are expected to be filled during the four-day event, which organisers said will utilise a different approach from previous fairs.
Acting Head of APTK, Haji Shahrul Jeffri bin Dato Paduka Haji Ibrahim, explained that the job fair will be separated into four different zones, each catering to the different needs of job seekers.
Zone 1 will provide information on the job fair itself and allow the public to learn more on the APTK’s roles and functions, while Zone 2 will house booths providing employment-related information by various government agencies, as well as APTK services such as registration and renewals, course registrations, career guidance, curriculum vitae writing and information on employment rights.
A number of companies will also hold job demonstrations during the fair in Zones 3 and 4, allowing participants to learn more about the various careers in different industries from private sector representatives in attendance.
Zones 3 and 4 will also hold career briefings, motivational talks, a talk on entrepreneurship, and sharing sessions by private sector employee role-models.
For the first time, a separate zone will be provided for walk-in interviews and briefings, allowing for a more conducive environment.
In the meantime, Hj Shahrul said companies who have not registered to participate in the event are welcome to.
“We welcome any company looking to hire from the local workforce to book, register and conduct walk-in interviews at the designated zone.”
Jobseekers wanting to take part in walk-in interviews must bring along their personal details, relevant documents and to dress appropriately in smart attire.
Jobseekers who have yet to register with the APTK are encouraged to register as soon as possible prior to the event. Registration can be done at APTK’s headquarters based at the Ministry of Home Affairs or at any of its branches.