Trabaho sa Plaza Job Fairs
By: Lilibeth A. French
MAJOR plazas of Iloilo City will become venues for jobseekers, unemployed, newly graduates and displaced overseas Filipino workers to have access to employment opportunities.
The Iloilo City Public Employment Service Office has expanded the access of Ilonggos to job openings and opportunities through its “Trabaho sa Plaza” jobs fair which will be conducted in the major plazas of the six city districts.
PESO Manager Alan Zaldivar said the initiative is part of the efforts of the city government to reach out to residents who are looking for jobs or who are unemployed, so that they could participate in employment opportunities under their Project JED (Jobs, Employment and Development.)
The first “Trabaho sa Plaza” will be conducted on Friday, July 15 from 8am to 4 pm at the Jaro Plaza.
Zaldivar said around 50 companies that will participate in the jobs fair, 30 of which are local companies and 20 overseas recruitment agencies.
Some of the available local job openings are waiters, food handlers, office staff, account specialist, encoders, salesmen, and management trainees and supervisors.
Overseas employments that will be offered include waiter, waitresses, drivers, nurses and paramedical, among others.
Applicants were advised to bring necessary documents such as resume, transcript of records, ID pictures and certificate of employment for those who are previously employed.
The “Trabaho sa Plaza” jobs fair is the ninth job fairs conducted and supported by the Iloilo City PESO together with its various partners since January of this year, that have given employment to around 1,970 residents.