Job-seekers swarm ‘Feria de Empleo’ PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 25 October 2014 12:03

Almost a thousand people- fresh graduates and job seekers, swarmed the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) in Pettit Barracks yesterday to check out the job vacancies offered in the Feria de Empleo or Job Fair.

A total of 710 registered of which 600 were interviewed by the different local and overseas agencies. 565 were qualified for the various positions offered in the job fair and 22 were hired on the spot.

Mayor Beng Climaco graced the job fair which was organized by the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) under the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO).

Held in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Philippine Overseas Employment Association (POEA), Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (TESDA) and the ABS-CBN, the day-long job fair was attended by 17 local agencies and 2 overseas agencies.

A total of 7,789 job vacancies for placements locally and abroad were made available during the job fair.

Meanwhile, Mayor Climaco distributed starter kits to displaced families as a sidelight to the Job Fair and as part of the Emergency Employment Assistance program of the City Government and the DOLE and implemented by the PESO-CSWDO.

8 starter kits, worth P10,000 each were distributed to displaced families from Rio Hondo, Mampang and Sta. Catalina.

Since its implementation several months ago, the program has already distributed some P450,000 worth of starter kits for various  livelihood trainings that displaced families underwent. The program will be until December and will cover a total of P2.5 million funds from the DOLE.

Other livelihood trainings undertaken by the affected families are peanut-butter making, sewing and dressmaking, food vending and merienda making among others. — Sheila Covarrubias