The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) has officially launched its online job fair under the Development Outreach for Labor, Livelihood, and Advancement of Resources, or the DOLLAR program.
One of the objectives of the DOLLAR program is linking Filipinos, especially displaced overseas Filipino workers due to coronavirus disease 2019, to PEZA-registered companies located in over 400 economic zones nationwide.
The online job fair can be accessed through www.workbank.com/dc/peza-online-job-fair.
More than 114,000 returning OFWs have been reunited with their families in their respective provinces since the government provided them transportation assistance since mid-May, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) said Saturday.
In his fifth State of the Nation Address, President Rodrigo Duterte assured OFWs of government’s support to help them and their families during the pandemic.
“PEZA is strongly committed and unrelenting with its efforts to promote investment and employment that will benefit the Filipino people amidst the pandemic. With the support of our 4,584 registered companies, PEZA initiates this job expo, which informs Filipinos that there are thousands of jobs awaiting in our different types of ecozones,” PEZA director general Charito Plaza said.
Jobs for new graduates and work-from-home arrangements are also offered.
At the launching of the online job fair, Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go expressed his support to the DOLLAR program as it complements the Balik-Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa program that he initiated.
He said the Balik-Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa program will deliver growth in other parts of the country by creating job opportunities and will help in lowering poverty.
“We are calling on for support from our stakeholders to help in the implementation of the DOLLAR program,” he said.*PNA
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