Makati Mayor Abigail Binay on Monday urged residents and non-residents of the city to participate in its 2nd Mega Job Fair set on Nov. 9, which will offer employment opportunities to everyone, including persons with disability.
The event will be held from 10 am onward at the Activity Center, 2nd level of Ayala Malls in Circuit Makati.
“The job fair is open to Makatizens and all jobseekers. There is no age limit, and persons with disability are also welcome to apply, as we have some partner-companies who have expressed their desire to hire PWD applicants, including the deaf-mute,” said Binay.
Binay thanked the participating firms and establishments for supporting the efforts of the city government to create more employment opportunities for all, especially Makati residents.
“We gratefully appreciate the staunch support of our partners in the private sector for one of our major thrusts toward promoting inclusive progress in Makati,” she said.
Based on Mayor Binay’s directive, the Makati Public Employment Service Office has also made arrangements to provide free printing and photocopying services to applicants at the job fair.
“Applicants may bring their flash drive and have their resume or biodata printed out and photocopied for free at the activity venue,” PESO chief Vissia Marie Aldon said.
Aldon said companies that have confirmed their participation in the mega job fair include George Optical, Samjin Amook, Mi Department Store, The Burgery, Inc., Torch Circuit Lane, Fox Box, China Bank, Regalong Pambahay, Rustans SuperCenter, Inc, Uniqlo, Bench, Dunkin Donuts, Andok’s Letchon, Nail-A-Holics, and Mirof Resources Inc.
Also on the list are More Than Jobs, Group Perspective, Inc, CNT, Guill Berns, Rackshack Circuit Makati, BFL Bookstore, Market Place Christian Church Transport & Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Philippine Survey Research Center, Receivers and Liquidators, Serenitea, and Mesa Restaurant, among others.
Like previous job fairs held by the city, national government agencies involved in providing employment-related services will also participate and extend their services to jobseekers. These include the Department of Labor and Employment, Government Insurance Service System, Pag-Ibig, and Philippine Health Insurance.
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, and the Social Security System have also been invited by the city to participate.
Last June, the city held its first mega job fair this year at Glorietta 3 Activity Center. Some 137 job applicants were hired on-the-spot, while more than 300 were qualified for further screening by the participating companies.
Besides mega job fairs, the city through its PESO regularly holds an in-house job fair conducted every Wednesday at PESO office located at the 5th floor of Makati City Hall Building 1.