SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union, Jan. 3 — The provincial government of La Union (PGLU) through the Philippine Employment Service Office (PESO) in coordination with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), the Philippine Overseas Employment Office (POEA), Saint Louis College (SLC), and other agency partners successfully conducted the La Union Job Fair recently at Father Burgos Gymnasium, St. Louis College, Carlatan this city.
According to PESO Administrative Officer Charito C. Dator, This activity is a result of La Union’s continuous linkages and with its aim to help constituents and be more transparent to the public. The job fair had solicited 3,258 overseas job vacancies from 15 recruitment agencies and 560 job vacancies from 17 private establishments for local employment.
A total of 671 applicants, 325 of whom were determined qualified, 204 were scheduled for further interview, 54 for examination or testing, and 56 lucky applicants were hired on the spot, Dator said.
Local job opportunities include accounting staff, technical support representatives, customer service representatives, management trainees, sales supervisors/personnel, high school instructors, tech-voc teachers/trainors, clerical staff, cashiers, accounting supervisors, budget/control officer, drivers, and others.
Among the invited local employers were: Active Finance, Archway Multi Services Corporation, Balingit Home Furnishings, Cocolife, Rang-ay Bank, Inc., La Union Colleges of Science and Technology, North Point Development Bank, One Union Realty, Rabon Management Services Inc., Toyota La Union, Inc., Sitel Philippines, TSPI, U-Profit Sales and Distribution, Mart One (The Expressions), and RRJ.
Some of the licensed recruitment agencies were 1st Northern International Placement Agency, Inc., Al-Alamia Manpower Services, Inc., Androme Recruitment Management Services, Ascend International Services, Inc., .D.A. Rodrigo International Manpower Services, Inc., Eyequest International Manpower Services, Inc., France Asia International Specialist, Incorporated, Global-Expertise Management, Inc., Humania International, Inc., Lead Resources Management Corporation, Mayonview International Manpower Services, Melakom Global Services, Inc., MSL Stars Agency, Sunview International Manpower Services, Inc., and Topmost Management Specialist.
Available overseas job orders were mechanical and electrical engineers, licensed nurses, dentists, physical therapists, midwives fitters, supervisors, service crews, waiters, company drivers, diesel mechanics, interior designers, electronics engineers, masons, plumbers, carpenters, household service workers, cost controllers, waiters/waitresses, storekeepers, electricians, and others.
Among the national government agencies that provide counseling and information dissemination about their programs and services to the constituents were DOLE, Overseas Workers and Welfare Administrations (OWWA, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda), Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and Social Security System (SSS).
On the other hand, the Philippine Red Cross La Union Chapter (PRC) the only non-government organization rendered first aid services to needy clients. (ANL/EMR-PIA 1, La Union)