LAOAG CITY, Feb. 1 (PIA) — The Laoag city and the provincial government are teaming up for the first time in the area of job generation as they hold the joint jobs fair at the Ilocos Norte Centennial Arena on February 2 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The local governments have been working in various areas of public service since Governor Imee Marcos launched the unifying cry: “One Ilocos Norte.”
The jobs fair will be the first work placement in the province this year.
Eric Pascua, of the Capitol’s Public Employment Service Office (PESO), said over 3,000 jobs are up for grabs for local and overseas placement.
Jobs available are for four-year course degree holders including vocational, technical, and high school graduates.
“For overseas employment, 1,000 jobs are waiting in line from different countries while 2,300 job vacancies are available locally,” he said.
The job orders for abroad range from skilled workers such as welders, metal fabricators, machinist, electricians, and foreman to managerial positions and hospital staff.
Jobs for local placement are for call center agents, IT professionals, accounting personnel, and supermarket staff.
Pascua said most local job orders are in the field of marketing and sales.
He urged job seekers to avail of the employment opportunities noting the increasing number of graduates from various levels.
“Another advantage of a jobs fair within the province is that job seekers spend less money, time, and effort in looking for a job. All the job openings whether locally or overseas are under one roof,” he said.
Both local governments have been providing separate services for job placements in partnership with the private sector under the national government’s Public Private Partnership program.
The joint jobs fair was organized for Ilocos Norte’s 195th founding anniversary and for the Laoag City’s 17th “Pamulinawen Festival” celebration, an annual festival celebrated throughout the month of February. (CJDG-PIA 1, Ilocos Norte)