LINGAYEN, Pangasinan December 21 – The 2nd Pangasinan Night Job Market attracted hundreds of jobseekers recently at the Pangasinan Provincial Employment Services Offices (PESO) Building situated within the Capitol Complex in Lingayen.
Eleven local companies and six overseas agencies offered jobs in this first-of-its-kind evening employment activity in the Philippines. PESO manager Alex Ferrer said that the second instalment of the country’s pioneering job fair became possible through the dynamic leadership of Governor Amado “Pogi” I. Espino, III.
“Through his support, we will continue to sustain activities such as this and more special and local recruitment activities so that it could help our provincemates,” Ferrer said. Some 27 applicants from 300 jobseekers were hired on the spot during the evening job fair.
In an earlier statement, the PESO manager said that the night time schedule of the event is intended to provide better employment opportunities for career-changers who are employed during daytime. Ferrer assured that another night job market is expected to be mounted this coming Pistay Dayat in May 2017.
He also bared that next year, the provincial government through PESO will roll out Mobile Skills Training Program—a roving technical education hub. “Through this initiative, we can bridge the access to skills and manpower training for our kabaleyans who live away from growth centers and are least serviced by our job fairs,” Ferrer added.
This mobile classroom aboard a custom-built truck will stay for 22 days in a town or city in the province, one at a time, to provide intensive trainings on “more employable skills” such as carpentry, masonry, and other construction and industrial skills as facilitated by Technology Education and Skills Development Authority. /RMCL
By Dexter A. See