Over 16,000 job vacancies, 2,000 of them local jobs, from 34 licensed overseas recruitment agencies and 10 local employers, will be available at a jobs fair on 22 January 2013 in Tacloban City, Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz announced yesterday.

“This is the second relief mission and jobs fair that the DOLE and its partners will conduct in Eastern Visayas after Typhoon Yolanda. The first was in November last year in Ormoc City,” Baldoz said.

The relief mission and jobs fair is a joint activity of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Bureau of Local Employment (BLE), and the DOLE Regional Office VIII, in cooperation with the Tacloban City government, the regional and provincial Public Employment Service Offices (PESOs), and licensed recruitment agencies under the umbrella of the May Bukas Pa Movement, a project of 25 organizations in the overseas employment sector.

“The jobs fair’s theme, ‘May Bukas Pa’, underscores our resolve as a nation to think and act positively despite the challenges and difficulties we have gone through.  There is always hope and we should take every available opportunity to hasten our recovery,” Baldoz said.

The local companies participating in the job fair include Work Avenue Recruitment Specialist and Extra Ordinaire Janitorial & Manpower Services, Inc. which will offer 1,670 job vacancies for various work sites in Metro Manila, Cavite, Paranaque City, and Batangas.

From the Visayas, specifically Cebu and Leyte, six semi-conductor companies that include Metro Cebu Resources, Inc. (MCRI) and Pro-Diges, Inc. are bringing in over 400 vacancies for housekeeping supervisors, production machine operator, production workers, welders, painters, carpenters, plumbers, aircon technicians, company nurses, drivers, accounting staff, housekeeping supervisors, electricians, baggers, checkers, housekeeping attendants, cashiers, sales promo staff, elevator operators, freight elevator operators, carousel operators, and male production operators.

The Confederation of Garment Exporters of the Philippines (CONGEP) and the Philippine Association of Local Service Contractors, Inc. (PALSCON), which are also participating, are bringing in their members with unspecified number of vacancies.

For overseas jobs, the participating licensed recruitment agencies and companies are United Global Manpower Resources (334 vacancies); YHMD International Manpower Services, Inc. (220); Lead resources Management Corporation (1,047); LBS Recruitment Solutions Corp. (980); United Placeman Philippines, Inc. (40); YWA Human Resources Corporation (363); Grand Placement and General Services Corporation (431); Krona International Service System, Inc. (203); SMC Manpower Agency Philippines Co. (29);

Skills International (1,528 vacancies); Maanyag International Manpower Corporation (30); Paras Enterprises (250); Omanfil International Manpower Development Corporation (1,559); Eyequest International Manpower Services (221); Ruru Global Recruitment Services, Inc. (710); Ameinri Overseas Employment Agency (840); Al Assal Manpower, Inc. (383);  Industrial Personnel & Management Services, Inc. (25); EEI Corporation (open job orders); Mother’s Way Overseas Manpower Specialist Corporation (498); Eureka Personnel Management Services Inc. (60); International Skill Development, Inc. (312); EuroAsia Philippines, Inc. (221); Placewell International Services Corporation (835); 7107 Islands Placement and Promotions, Inc. (345); Global Asia Alliance Consultant (1,071);

Gulf Asia International Corporation (27 vacancies); M and M Placement International (30); Key’s Placement (268); Bison Management Corporation (619); Rotana International Manpower, Inc.(open job orders); MMML Recruitment Services, Inc. (open job orders; RRJM International Manpower (open job orders); and Island Overseas Transport Corporation (open job orders).

The May Bukas Pa Movement includes the following organizations in the overseas recruitment sector: (1) ASPROE; (2) Philippine Association of Service Exporters, Inc. (PASEI); (3) Philippine Association of Manpower Agencies for Jordan (PAMAJOR); (4) Philippine Association of Mediterranean Agencies Deploying Labour (PAMADEL); (5) Overseas Placement Association of the Philippines (OPAP); (6) Coalition of Licensed Agencies for Domestic and Service Workers (CLADS);

(7) Society of Hong Kong Accredited Recruiters of the Philippines (SHARP); (8) Alliance on POEA Rules & Regulations Review (APRRUV); (9) Association of Philippine Licensed Agencies for Technical Internship Program Inc. (APLATIP); (10) Philippine Recruitment Agencies Accredited to Saudi Arabia (PRAASA); (11) Philippine Manpower Agencies Accredited to Taiwan (PHILMAT); (12) ANZAEPP;

(13) Philippine Licensed Agencies for Kuwait (PHILAAK); (14) Philippine Association of Manpower Agencies for Northern America (PAMANA); (15) Federated Associations of Manpower Exporters (FEDEMANEX); (16) Philippine Association of Recruitment Agencies Deploying Artists (PARADA); (17) AGGRI; (18) Philippine Association of Manpower Agencies for the United Arab Emirates (PAMAUAE); (19) Association of Licensed Recruitment Agencies for Singapore (ALRAS);

(20) Philippine Association of Manpower Agencies for Malaysia Affiliates (PAMAMA); (21) Association of Service Contractors of the Philippines (ASCOP); (22) UPMAIAI; (23) Philippine Association of Recruitment Agencies for Qatar (PARAQ); (24) PAAAO; and (25) Associated Agencies Accredited to Cyprus, Inc. (AAAC).


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