BAGUIO CITY – Some forty eight local and national companies will be joining this year’s annual labor Day jobs fair which will be held at the Baguio Convection Center on May 1, 2017, 8 am to 5 pm.
Jose Atanacio, Executive Assistant IV of the City Mayor’s Office and Public Employment Service office (PESO) Manager Designate, said of the participating companies, 33 companies will be offering local jobs while 15 companies will be offering to the interested job applicants jobs in different parts of the world.
The annual Labor Day jobs fair is spearheaded by the local government and the Department of the labor and Employment (DOLE) in the Cordillera to help local residents find a job that will contribute in uplifting the living condition of their families.
The participating local companies to the jobs fair are FC Laranang group of companies, Isonn Marketing, John Hay Management Corporation, SITEL Philippines Corporation, SM Super Value Inc. (SM Supermarket), The Manor at Camp John Hay, Monol International School, Baguio Country Club, Mainstream Business Inc., Tiong San, City Light Hotel, 51 Talk Philippines, SM National Book Store, Triple A, Pines International Academy, Sutherland Global Services, IQOR Phils. Inc., Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency – Cordillera Administrative Region, Convergys, Jollibee Food Corporation, HEDCOR Inc. (Aboitiz Power Company), Expression’s Stationary Shop Inc./Mart One Department Store, Sunshine/Mcdonald’s/Hotel Veniz, Ace Hardware Philippines Inc., RRJ Greatsit Makers Inc., Jenmen Engineering, Tree Top Adventure, SM Toy Kingdom, SM Appliance Center, SM Homeworld Shopping Corporation, SM Baby Company, Chowking and Summit Bank/Prime Hotel.
However, the list of participating overseas employment companies have yet to be released by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) considering the validation being undertaken for the vacancies and the supporting job orders from the desired contries of destination.
AThe PESO manager advised applicants for local and overseas jobs to bring with them as many sets of their credentials which they could submit to the different companies needing their services for them to have the chance to get a job even right on the spot once the employers will be impressed with their credentials.
Further, he reminded applicants to be in the jobs fair venue early so that they could already scout the companies which they intend to submit their applications for local or overseas employment.
Aside from the Labor Day jobs fair, the local government is also spearheading the conduct of the Kalayaan jobs fair during the celebration of Independence Day and the Baguio Charter Day jobs fair which is part of the activities lined up for the month-long celebration of the city’s Charter Anniversary.
By Dexter A. See