The two-day pre-registration for the job fair sponsored by the Office of Bacolod Rep. Evelio Leonardia will be held today until tomorrow, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the fountain area of Robinsons Place Bacolod, Moises de la Cruz, its coordinator, said yesterday.
The job fair will be on Thursday, April 9, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. also at Robinsons Place fountain area.
The 11 agencies hiring for work abroad and are licensed by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration are LEAD Resources Management Corp., Placewell International Services Corp., Oman-Fil International, LV Universal, YWA Human Resources, East West Placement, Al Alamia, Mori International, MMML, Victoria Services, and Career Planners.
There will be 10 business process outsourcing (BPO) companies or call centers which are also hiring, namely, TeleTech, Transcom, Convergys, Teleperformance, Alliance, Telequest, JP Morgan, Sitel, Sykes, and Hinduja.
Other local companies hiring are San Miguel Corp., Cebu Mitsumi, SYL Distributor, NRICH General Services, Motortrade, JGM Finance Corp., VCY Sales Corp., ZFA Lending Corp., and Robinsons Place.
De la Cruz said the pre-registration will enable them to do the preparatory job-matching before. The applicants will fill out the National Skills Registry form and enumerate their skills and preferred jobs. On the job fair day, they can be referred the right persons to the right jobs and companies, he said.
This is the first job fair that Leonardia's congressional office is sponsoring, but during his nine years as mayor of Bacolod, he had sponsored an average of eight job fairs every year, with more than 3,000 applicants for each, De la Cruz said.
As mayor, Leonardia had facilitated about 30,000 employments abroad, and about 76,000 locally, also when De la Cruz was PESO-Bacolod manager.
For seven years, or from 2005 to 2011, PESO-Bacolod was awarded as Top PESO in the Western Visayas for highly urbanized cities, and the National Best PESO award in 2012, he added.
During the job fair on April 9, applicants must bring pertinent documents such as resume, 2x2 ID photo, transcript of records or high school card, and certificate of employment.
He said the companies guarantee on-the-spot hiring as long as the applicants are qualified. Even those applying for work abroad may be hired on the spot, so applicants must bring their valid passports, he added.
De la Cruz said they expect at least 3,000 applicants in the job fair, that is a partnership of the congressional office with the Public Service Employment Office Provincial Office, Philippine Call Center Institute-Bacolod, Department of Labor and Employment, POEA, and GMA Network-Bacolod.*
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