More than 270 job seekers flocked in the recently-concluded Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan (TNK) Job and Business Fair at the New City Hall Lobby where over a thousand employment opportunities were up for grabs.
The said event carrying the theme, “Kaagapay sa Matatag at Disenteng Trabaho, Negosyo at Kabuhayan,” was headed by Public Employment Service Officer Bernard Taperla and Job Fair Chairperson Hon. Coun. Prechie Louella B. Ogoy.
A total of 24 companies from both local and overseas have participated in the event wherein 239 individuals applied in local companies and 38 for overseas employment.
According to the Public Employment Services Office (PESO), 698 local jobs were available for clerical, technical and managerial positions in various job families such as administrative and human resources, accounting and finance, sales and marketing, building and construction, engineering and architecture, housekeeping, and computer and information technology.
Meanwhile, over 1,000 jobs for overseas employment from four private recruitment agencies were also being offered.
Of these applications, 20 were hired-on-the-spot, 157 were considered qualified for the job, while 47 were scheduled for an examination and further interview/screening.
The 22 participating local companies present include: KCC Mall of Marbel, Happy Living Realty Development Corp., Biotech Farms Inc., Pryce Gases Inc., Marbel Telephone System, Inc., Bluesun Philippines, Inc., Tambilawan Kamayan Restaurant, MUTI Group of Companies, Sueno Group of Companies, Chiu Kim Group of Companies, SM Savemore-Koronadal, Miniso Philippines, Sutherland Global Services, Acabar Marketing International, RRJ-Koronadal, Fast Distribution Corporation, Camella Homes, EMR Center, Magsige-MPC, and Sixeleven Global Services.
Representatives from four overseas placement agencies, namely: Placewell International, I-Rekrut Manpower, A. Kanan Manpower, and Missionary Manpower have also offered job opportunities.
The said program was in coordination with the Department of Labor and Employment XII (DOLE XII), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
The conduct of the Job and Business Fair last October 7 was also in line with the City’s 119th Charter Anniversary and 9th Negosyo Festival celebration on October 3-8, 2019.