ABS-CBN-Tacloban’s Trabaho Patrol draws job seekers
TACLOBAN CITY – The ABS–CBN Tacloban’s sponsored jobs and livelihood fair on Saturday, June 19, 2010, at the Leyte SMED Center drew more than a thousand job seekers from the various municipalities in the region.
Dubbed as “Trabaho Patrol”, the employment activity was in coordination with the Department of Labor and Employment’s Northern Leyte Field Office and its attached agency, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).
There were 5,540 job vacancies in both local and overseas employment that were offered by eleven local employers and seven private recruitment agencies that participated in the one day jobs fair. A total of 1,013 applicants were registered of which 1,288 were referred and interviewed.
DOLE Regional Director reported that the jobs fair generated twenty two (22) Hired On The Spot or HOTS which were all for local employment. He explained that there were no HOTS for overseas employment was recorded as the qualified applicant will still have to undergo further processing like medical examinations, trade testing or employer’s interview.
The local employers that participated in the jobs fair were APAC, Accudata, MJ Prime Agency, Trisean Ventures, Dranix, M Lhuiller & J Gourmet Partnership Co., Gaisano Central, Jollibee/Chowking/Greenwich, Lee King Yen, MacAcrthur Beach Resort, Andoks and the Department of Social Welfare and Development Regional Office No. 8
Seven Tacloban–based private recruitment agencies also took part in the jobs fair with 5,240 job orders for employment abroad. These were 10th Story placement agency, Ascend Overseas Recruitment Agency, Mondial Recruitment Agency, Mother’s Way Overseas Manpower, New Era Placement Agency, Pacific Mediterranean.
The livelihood component of the fair has also featured opportunities for self employment through livelihood or entrepreneurship. Among the livelihood exhibits were the vegenoodles of Burak Magkaisa Small Business Association in Tolosa, Leyte, the deboned bangus of Tanghas, Tolosa, Leyte, the processed meat products of DORELCO Independent Workers Union in Tolosa, Leyte, their respective roscas, decania and torta of Barugo Roscas Producers Association and Barugo Food Delicacies Association, the mushroom and bath soap of Tabon-tabon, Leyte and the food supplements of Lifestyles Inc.
A unique feature of the Livelihood Fair was the participation of Lifestyles Inc. which offered opportunity either for additional income or income augmentation to those already employed, or for self employment to those unemployed.
Director Puguon thanked the management of ABS-CBN Tacloban headed by its Station Manager Mr. Clifford Nolido for its continuing sponsorship of the Trabaho Patrol to help the people in Eastern Visayas find productive and decent employment. (VIRGILIO A. DOROJA, JR.)
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