LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – The country’s first night job market is slated for its second staging on December 19 at the Provincial Employment Services Office (PESO) Compound, Capitol Complex in Lingayen.
This announcement came through PESO manager Alex Ferrer in a recent statement.
“In response to a strong clamor from jobseekers, Governor Amado “Pogi” I. Espino, III has approved the holding of the 2nd Pangasinan Night Job Market,” Ferrer said.
More than 2,000 local and overseas vacancies are waiting to be filled in by the nighttime career expo from 20 local companies and licensed overseas placement agencies.
These vacancies range mainly from factory workers bound to Taiwan, sales and service crews, hotel and restaurant personnel, skilled construction and industrial workers, medical personnel such as nurses and technicians and others.
Ferrer said that the evening placement activity targets to help not only the unemployed but also the underemployed attend the event to secure better career opportunities as most of the job fairs done are during daytime.
The night job market will start at 6 pm until 12 midnight, serving as a prelude to the 5th day of the Christmas morning mass.
Since commuting back home would be difficult for them, the jobseekers from far-flung areas will be accorded accommodation at the sleeping quarters of Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center, free of charge.
A complimentary coffee with pandesal will also be served to warm the participants up through the hiring process.
The PESO manager advised the jobseekers to bring at least three sets of resume with original and photocopies of their credentials.
He also told them to keep posted of the available vacancies by visiting PESO in advance or visiting the Province of Pangasinan and Pangasinan PESO Facebook pages.
The first of its kind in the whole Philippines, the maiden edition of the night job market debuted earlier May as an additional highlight of the Pistay Dayat. It was even extolled by the Department of Labor and Employment for being an “outstanding, pioneering concept” of creating avenues to generate livelihood for Pangasinenses.
By Dexter A. See