One hundred-eight applicants were hired on the spot at the Labor Day job fair of the Department of Labor and Employment Negros with the Public Employment Service Office-Bacolod yesterday at the SM-Bacolod, Event Center.
DOLE provincial director Ma. Victoria Mondragon, said their goal is to have applicants hired on the spot and compared to last year, the HOTS recorded yesterday were doubled.
Mondragon said the job fair will not only end with the registration of jobseekers but towards their hiring by the participant firms since there are 7,000 available jobs that needs to be filled.
offshore mining rumors
Mayor David Albert Lacson yesterday debunked speculations that there is a pending application for offshore magnetite sand mining at the coastal areas of EB Magalona, Negros Occidental.
Lacson said nobody has applied for magnetite sand mining in EB Magalona yet, and no ECC (Environment Compliance Certificate) has been approved for it.
Offshore magnetite sand mining involves the suctioning of millions of tons of sand from the sea bottom, to screen for magnetite ore.
NFSP training grads told:
Use skills to help family
Fifth District Board Member Melvin Ibañez, congratulated the dependents of sugar workers and out-of-school youth who composed the 29th batch of trainees of the National Federation of Sugarcane Planters Sugar Workers Foundation Inc., Technical Skills Training Center during their recent graduation at NFSP compound, Bacolod-Murcia Road, Alijis, Bacolod City, a press release from the federation said.
In his messages, Ibañez reminded the graduates that they should be grateful to be among the thousands who benefited from socio-economic program of the NFSP.
“The training you received from NFSP has endowed you with highly employable skills which you can use to improve the quality of your lives and that of your family,” Ibañez said.