Sunday, May 24, 2009

JOBS FAIR & POEA e-Reg for Guam Buildup

Mayor James “Bong” Gordon, Jr. is once again providing assistance and more job opportunities to job seekers in Olongapo by sponsoring a one-day job fair on May 26, 2009 at the Olongapo City Convention Center from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.

The job fair is targeting local workers and OFWs who were displaced due to the global financial crisis.

“I shall remain constant in bridging the gap between job opportunities and Olongapeños. We will continue bringing in agencies and local companies to help the people find better job opportunities right here in our city,” said Gordon.

The Subic IT Council headed by Engr. Jay Son is taking charge of the preparations for the job fair. WOW Card, Inc., on the other hand, will provide the equipment and the promotion for the activity.

Meanwhile, the Public Employment Services Office (PESO), Bagumbayan Volunteers and the City Council’s Committee on Labor and Employment will provide technical assistance.

According to Councilor Edwin J. Piano, the one-day job fair is initially conceptualized to aid the city government in the pooling of 20,000 skilled workers for the Guam project.

“Other than the Guam project, we are also inviting applicants interested in the call center industry. Inaasahan natin ang pagpasok ng isang call center dito sa lungsod at tatlo pa sa loob ng Subic Bay Freeport Zone,” added Piano.

Several local companies have already expressed their participation in the job fair. Among those companies are I Will Communicate, Nozomi Fortune, Conti J Group and others.

Some 20 overseas recruitment agencies were invited for the recruitment activity. These agencies are offering jobs that are readily available and already have job orders.

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) Technical Skills Development Agency (TESDA), PESO and Skills Training are also part of this activity.

Online registration as required by POEA will also be made available for this job fair. “This will ensure a speedier and timely processing of the applications. Aside from being paperless, the information encoded will go directly to POEA Job matching database,” concluded Piano.

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