About 137 job seekers were hired on the spot while 339 others were qualified for further screening by participating firms during the Mega Job Fair spearheaded by the city government of Makati as part of its 348th year celebration.
According to the city’s Public Employment Service Office, a total of 1,041 job applicants joined the event held Thursday at Glorietta 3 Activity Center.
Mayor Abigail Binay expressed her gratitude to those who participated in the job fair and praised PESO officials and their partner-companies for the success of the event, which was part of the 10-day “Makati Makisalo” festival that marked the city’s foundation day.
“I would like to thank our Makatizens and jobseekers from other localities who availed themselves of the opportunity to land a job at our job fair. Your participation has given meaning to our celebration which is centered on the concept of inclusive growth,” Binay said.
“The city government and the people of Makati are also grateful to the 50 companies that participated in the event. We look forward to a sustained partnership with you in making gainful employment accessible to all Makati residents as well as non-residents,” she added.
In a report to the Office of the Mayor, PESO chief Vissia Marie Aldon said 391 residents, consisting of 278 females and 113 males, registered at the job fair. Some 650 non-residents composed of 393 females and 257 males also joined the activity, she added.
The participating firms that supported the event include Ablebodies Manpower Services, Absolute Sales Inc., Andok’s Litson, Asiapro Cooperative, Ayala Malls Inc., Bench (Suyen Corp.), Burlington Industries, Citiworks Manpower Resources Corp., Dames International, Eperformax, Fieldmen Janitorial Services Corp., Goldilocks, Hi-Precision Diagnostic Corp., JTC Group Of Companies, Mirof Resources, Inc., North Asia Central Manpower Services Inc., and the Philippine Survey Research Center, among others.
Government agencies that were on hand to assist jobseekers included the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, Pag-Ibig Fund, Philippine Health Insurance, and Social Security System.
Meanwhile, city residents are also encouraged to join the city government’s in-house job fair regularly conducted every Wednesday at PESO located at the 5th floor of Makati City Hall Main Building.
Last November, the city government also spearheaded a job fair in Barangay Valenzuela with 30 companies participating.
PESO officials conducted the said event in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, and the Rotary Club District 3880.
The event was the second job fair conducted by the city government for the year 2017.