The Bacolod City government is inviting jobseekers and career shifters to participate in a job fair organized by its Public Employment Service Office (PESO), in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment, at the main atrium of SM City Bacolod 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 21.
More than 7,000 vacancies are waiting to be filled by employers and overseas employment agencies who will be accepting applications and conducting interviews. Lucky jobseekers may even have the opportunity to be hired on the spot.
PESO Manager Jovelyn Canoy is encouraging the public to take advantage of this opportunity.
She said that the Job Fair aims to help jobseekers apply to several companies of their choice in one convenient location to save on time, costs and effort.
“Helping Bacolodnons be employed is a mandate of Mayor Albee Benitez for PESO and this job fair is just one of the many recurring recruitment events we have prepared for the public,” she said.
This job fair is open to all unemployed, skilled and unskilled workers, fresh graduates, graduates of training institutions, displaced workers, and employees seeking advancement, she said.
Vacancies gathered by PESO cover industries in retail, sales and advertising, manufacturing and production, domestic services, health and wellness, construction and engineering, machinery, finance, BPOs, marine industry, medical/ healthcare professionals, among other industries, she added.
Overseas employment agencies are looking to fill over 2,000 vacancies for nurses and midwives, dental technicians, engineers, salons and spa therapists, beauticians, heavy equipment and machine operators, construction and related jobs, housekeeping attendants, restaurant workers, cooks, teachers, seafarers and many more, Canoy said.
The Philippine Army is looking to enlist at least 800 vacancies. Members of the Philippine Army are entitled to competitive pay and allowances, healthcare benefits, and other opportunities in career development, she said.
Job applicants should bring their resumes or biodatas and come in the appropriate attire one would wear for a job interview, she added.*