This job fair had indeed helped address the high rate of unemployment in this part of the country.
Thus said Provincial Board Member Danilo B. Dizon while numerous unemployed went job-shopping for hundreds of assorted job vacancies presented by at least 30 multinational corporations and employment agencies during the job fair held at this city''s DLS Auditorium last June 17.
The said job fair is a joint project of BM Dizon and Mayor Hernani A. Braganza with the cooperation of the Provincial Government, Vice Mayor Teofilo G. Humilde, Jr. and all the city councilors.
Dizon said coordinating agencies that they have invited also did their roles remarkably such as PESO, POEA, DOLE, SSS and OWWA.
According to the 3rd-termer provincial solon, there were 1, 156 registered applicants and 145 of them immediately qualified for overseas employement, 23 were hired on the spot and almost 400 are still undergoing final interview.
For local employment, 6 applicants were immediately hired, 175 are for final interview, 85 persons just need to submit documentary requirement and more than 100 are undergoing training, orientation and examinations.
Dizon then cited the all-out support of the city government, the city council and people’s organizations which indeed contributed a lot to the success of said activity.
“We likewise appreciate the time and effort of Junior Chamber International (JCI) Hundred Islands, Rotary Club of Hundred Islands and Kiwanis Club of Hundred Islands in assisting the job applicants.”
“We are hoping and praying that more of our job applicants will hurdle the tests and interviews and eventually get hired,” said Braganza upon receiving the summary report of the jobs fair.
“I even heard from BM Dizon that even college undergraduates were hired as call center agents, factory workers, technicians, hotel and hospital personnel here and abroad since opportunities were plentiful,” added the dynamic city chief executive.
Nejemias Racho, city information officer and PESO Manager of Alaminos said a couple of employment agencies even sought for the extension of recruitment for two more days.
THIS as needs for professionals skilled workers are very high adding that “some engineers, instructors and nurses were hired on the spot.”
“We informed our beloved mayor (Braganza) about this and he quickly offered the city hall’s lobby as the venue of their recruitment activity knowing that this will benefit more job seekers in the city and from other towns in the district who missed the jobs fair or who failed to qualify in their initial tries,” he added.
City Councilor and over-all job fair coordinator Carol Dizon-Sison said job seekers who could not find desired vacant positions that they desire to fill-in at the job shopping area sought the help of the Provincial Employment Services Office (PESO) and they were provided with the lists.
The management staff of Philippine Overseas Employment Agencies (POEA) was also present to ensure the legitimacy of all job placement agencies to prevent any fraudulent job hiring.
Meanwhile, the Department of Labor and Employment Office (DOLE) saw to it there were no registration fees or other unnecessary charges imposed on job applicants.
While, the Social Security System (SSS) drummed up membership, provided SSS numbers to those who were interested and answered the queries of the current members which regards to their claims, benefits and other issues and concerns.
Sison, added that the Overseas Workers Welfare Administrations (OWWA) were likewise very accommodating and assisted Filipino workers abroad and their families with their problems.
“This job fair did not only provide employment to applicants, more importantly, it reminded our workers of their rights and privileges and were assisted on their job-related problems by our very accommodating government agencies, noted the SP committee chair on Labor, Trade and Industry, OFW.The overseas recruitment agencies that participated are as follows: United Global Agencies ManPower Resources, EastWest Placement Center, Gold & Green Manpower, Mgt.&