BAGUIO CITY – More than twelve thousand local and overseas jobs will be up for grabs during the conduct of the 107th Baguio Charter Day Jobs Fair at the Baguio Convention Center on Saturday, September 24, 2016.
Jose Atanacio, Executive Assistant IV and concurrent Public Employment Services Office (PESO) Manager, said of the available jobs, 9,319 vacancies will be offered by 12 overseas employment agencies that confirmed their participation to the jobs fair while 3,485 jobs will be offered by the 25 local companies that initially confirmed their joining the fair.
Earlier, some 44 companies confirmed their participation to the jobs fair pending the submission of their available job vacancies.
The local companies taking part in the job fair include Ace Hardware, Baguio Country Club, The Manor at Camp John Hay, Camp John Hay Management Corporation, Convergys, FC Laranang Group of Companies, International Hotel Groups (IHG), Isonn Marketing, Noble Trends Unbound, Sitel Philippines Corporation, MOOG Controls Corporation, SM Supermarket (Supervalue), Sunshine Supermarket, Sutherland Global Services, Tiongsan Harrison, Toyota, Tree Top Adventure, Texas Instrument, HEDCOR (Aboitiz), On Semiconductor, ABC 360, Metrobank, PDEA-CAR, Jett Water Heater Co., City Light Hotel, Jollibee, Technodream Web Works and Gardenia Bakeries Philippines, Inc..
The participating overseas companies include 1st Northern International Placement, Inc., Amenrie Overseas Employment Agency, Inc., D.A. Rodrigo, E-GMP International Corporation, Magsaysay Maritime Corporation, MSL Stars Agency, September Stars Agency, Starborne International Promotion and Manpower Corp., YHMD Manpower, Keys Placement Agency, IPAMS, God’s Will International Placement Agency, Placewell International Services Corporation, FAASI International Placement Agency, Health Carousel Philippines, Inc. and ASC Global Recruitment.
Aside from the possibility of being hired on the spot by prospective employers, job applicants will also be offered free manicure and pedicure, haircut, massage, among other basic services by participating individuals and groups.
Further, PLDT is offering free international calls to the job seekers wanting to contact their family members and relatives abroad.
The Charter Day jobs fair is organized in cooperation with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA), Civil Service Commission (CSC), the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO), the Department of Public works and Highways – Baguio City District Engineering Office (DPWH-BCDEO), the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Philippine Long Distance Company, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), DPWH-CAR, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration and the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).
By Dexter A. See