DOLE-Regional Office No. 8 readies 7,000 job vacancies for job fair in Guiuan, Eastern Samar where Typhoon Yolanda first made landfall Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday announced that the government-private sector convergence to bring job opportunities to Yolanda survivors continues as the DOLE Regional Office No. 8 leads on 2 April a job fair in severely-damaged Guiuan, the municipality in Region 8 where super Typhoon Yolanda first made landfall in November last year. “This is the fourth job fair for Typhoon Yolanda victims. The first was in Ormoc City in December, and the second and the third in Tacloban in January,” said Baldoz after she received the report of Regional Director Exequiel “Ondo” Sarcauga on the forthcoming Guiuan job fair. Baldoz said the job fair is a DOLE strategy of facilitating job matching and placement of workers to enhance employability of workers and competitiveness of enterprises, a planned DOLE outcome for 2014. “The DOLE works to make it easy and fast for jobseekers to find jobs that fits their qualifications, interests, and career inclinations, and this job fair is one of those strategies that will contribute to the realization of our goal,” she said. Director Sarcauga said in his report that initially 39 licensed overseas recruitment agencies and six local employers in Eastern Visayas and Cebu have confirmed participation in the one-day job fair. “As of date, these agencies and employers are readying over 7,000 job vacancies for new graduates, displaced workers, affected OFW families and survivors, the unemployed, and other job seekers from Guiuan and neighboring typhoon-affected municipalities of Balangiga, Gen. MacArthur, Quinapondan, Hernani, and Salcedo,” Sarcauga reported. Sarcauga said that while the DOLE regional office is still finalizing the list of local job vacancies, he is already announcing the following job vacancies for abroad, which include carpenters, building painters, marble floor installers, site supervisors, salesmen, refrigeration technicians, mechanics, general cooks, welders, food technicians, nurses, pharmacists, hospital attendants, pipefitters, cargo workers, carpenters, masons, laborers, assistant barmen, project engineers, cost accountants, plumbers, scaffolders, cooks, document controllers, process control systems engineers, crane operators, ticketing staff, physical therapists, pipe workers, foremen, general electricians, nursing aides, furniture assemblers, auto painters, photographers, waitresses, and kitchen staff. The Department of Public Works and Highways is leading government agencies participating in the job to hire workers for their Community-Based Employment Program, or CBEP, which the DOLE monitors. The National Bureau of Investigation, Philippine National Police, PhilHealth, Pag-IBIG, and the Social Security System have been invited to the job fair to make it easier and faster for job seekers obtain documents they needed for their job application. Baldoz said the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, like in the three previous job fairs in the region, is supporting the Guiuan job fair by bringing in licensed overseas recruitment agencies for their overseas job vacancies. POEA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac said a three-person team composed of POEA Deputy Administrator Ameurfina Reyes, Manpower Registry Division Chief Cora Ortizo, and POEA Regional Extension Unit Rose Jerboso is spearheading invitation to 39 licensed overseas recruitment agencies for the job fair, 22 of whom have confirmed. The 22 licensed overseas recruitment agencies–21 of them land-based–are United Global Manpower Resources, Inc. (229 vacancies); Grand Placement and General Services Corp. (431 vacancies); LBS-Recruitment Solutions Corporation (980); Eyequest International Manpower Services, Inc. (221); Joseline Manpower Corporation (formerly Paras Enterprises, 250); YHMD (220); Eureka Personnel Management Services, Inc. (60); Global Asia Alliance Consultant (1,071); Krona International Services System, Inc. (203); SMC Manpower Agency Phils. Co. (29); Lifelinks International Resources, Inc. (279); Sunway International Manpower Services, Inc. (500); RRJM International Manpower Services, Inc. (50 ); Non-Stop Overseas Employment Corp. (365); YWA Human Resources Corp. (363); Placewell International Services Corp. (835); and Key’s Placement (268); MMML Recruitment Services, Inc. (1,521); The agencies still to finalize the number of vacancies, but have confirmed participation include Arjoy’s Human Resources Management Corp.; Mirben International Manpower Services; Overseas Professional Achievers International Inc.. The lone seafarer recruitment agency is Island Overseas Transport Corp. which has an open sea-based job orders. Sarcauga infromed Secretary Baldoz that the job fair has the support of the Eastern Samar Provincial Government headed by Governor Conrado Nicart, Jr. and Congressman Ben Evardone of the lone Congressional District of Eastern Samar. “The DOLE Regional Office Nos. 7 (Eastern Visayas) and 5 (Bicol) are providing us logistical support, so is the Philippine National Police and the Philippine Army which have committed to ensured peace and order for a productive jobs fair,” Sarcauga said. Any question about this release? Please call the DOLE Region VIII Office at mobile no. 09176225039; the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration at tel. nos. 722-11-72, 722-11-47, or the POEA Hotlines 722-11-44 and 722-11-55. END mjlc

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