NEWS | 2021/04/12 | LKRO
KIDAPAWAN CITY. April 8, 2021 – The City Government of Kidapawan through the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) and some partner-employers jointly launched an online job and business fair that provides opportunities to first time job seekers as well as those displaced workers who lost their jobs due to Covid19 pandemic.
The launching took place on April 8, 2021at the PESO where some 430 applicants for the 1st Online Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan Job and Business Fair registered through online, according to PESO Manager Herminia C. Infanta.
The job and business fair offers a total of 797 job positions for interested and qualified applicants which include Paralegal Officer, Human Resource, Accounting, IT Specialist, Customer Service Champion, Technical Support Expert, Sales Representative, Sales Center Clerk, Delivery Sales, and many others.
Infanta informed that some 75 registrants were successfully interviewed – 51 through online and 24 walk-in; 4 were hired on-the-spot and 71 were considered highly qualified to fill-in various positions where 43 were scheduled for a final interview this week.
In the event they are hired, they will be working for partner companies such as VXI Global Holdings, BV, Pryce Gas, Inc., Taytay sa Kauswagan, Bluesun, KCC Mall Marbel and Sky Go Motors.
In a video message during the launching, Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph A. Evangelista expressed high optimism that there will be a tremendous output from the job and business fair as it is aimed to help those workers or employees severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
“This is our way of helping those affected by the pandemic (Covid-19) to at least find a new employment, earn and eventually help their families cope up with the negative effects of pandemic”, said Mayor Evangelista.
Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) 12 Regional Director Raymundo G. Agravante also gave his message online for the job seekers.
“This is purposely for displaced workers in Kidapawan City and nearby places to help them in landing new jobs through the opening of various job positions of our partner local and national companies”, said Agravante.
As such, he lauded the City Government of Kidapawan for its efforts in assisting job seekers access to online employment and business opportunities.
Agravante said that in accordance with the DOLE’s mandate to help displaced workers as well as first time job seekers, this is an opportune time for Kidapawenos to apply and land a job in various establishments with the help of the City Government of Kidapawan.
DOLE North Cotabato Field Officer Marjorie P. Latoja, for her part, thanked the job seekers for grabbing the opportunity and for taking part in the collaborative effort to help the unemployed and become productive amid the pandemic.
Other agencies that support the job and business fair include the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). (CIO-AJPME/jscj)