If Joy, the character given life by Kathryn Bernardo in the mammoth box office hit and critical success that is Hello, Love, Goodbye, was a person for real and she happens to be my friend, she no longer needs to toil her way to realize her Canadian dream. I would simply ask to be patient and wait for October, when STERNA arrives in the Philippines.
With families to feed, students to send to school, securing a home and providing comfort and welfare that extend to the next of kin, just like Bernardo’s feisty persona in the Cathy Garcia Molina blockbuster picture, majority of Filipinos wish to go abroad to earn better salaries and give financial security to the loved ones they left behind.
Also, best efforts often earn disastrous results. In the movie, Joy is a nurse that became a domestic helper, a reality that happens on a daily basis. Chances that the job you land matches your skills and expertise is almost next to impossible with realities such as ending up with a good employer is not even guaranteed all the time and unfortunately, some are even victimized by illegal recruiters while others end up as “trade goods” in human trafficking activities.
Link Asia Manpower Solutions Corporation, a registered land-based recruiting agency in the country, recently made its partnership with STERNA, a mobile application that seeks to ease recruitment methods by replacing the conventional or ‘old school’ way of processing job applications with ICT-based solutions.
This mobile app also helps in eliminating illegal recruiters, therefore, making it more reliable, convenient, and a safe way of landing jobs abroad.
STERNA was launched in Mexico in 2017. A year after, the mobile app was introduced in Colombia. It continued its expansion in Tunisia and Morocco and is now in the Philippines.
With STERNA, it is guaranteed that more Filipinos will be able to find a good job abroad.
The process of linking workers to possible employers is done with a systematic approach which made the process faster.
Examples of their job offers include: Land Vehicle Mechanic, Land Vehicle Aesthetics, Boat & Ship Mechanics and Maintenance, Aerospace Maintenance, and Aerospace Inspection. Though most are based in Canada, they look forward to opening more opportunities in other developed countries.
Bruno Paradis, CEO of Sterna shared: “An app will be launched soon. We hope that it will be the most comprehensive application that will let them gather all the necessary documents and other requirements. With the app, it will help lessen the need to go back and forth from agencies just to submit them.
Link Asia is Sterna’s exclusive partner in the Philippines, with Eric Corpuz, President of LAMSC said Eric Corpuz, divulging: “We do our best to make transactions, day-to-day management true to these conditions. And so we are happy to partner with Sterna for the launching of the app, to take recruitment one step further. That will a long way in empowering both applicant and employers to make the right choices career-wise and opportunity-wise.”
He also added that applicants will of course, must produce their passports and other pertinent documents needed for the job they want.
Corpuz concluded: “To make the world available to the Filipino workers while staying in the convenience of their cell phones. This is our dream for the Filipino workers, this is our goal, and this will be our achievement.”
The STERNA app is slated to be available this October.