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Monday, February 2, 2015

DOLE, POEA hold job fair in Labason

By Alfonso T. Ruda

LABASON, Zamboanga del Norte - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Philippine Overseas Employment Authority (POEA) of region 9 in partnership with the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) of this town held a two-day job fair in front of the legislative building here last Jan. 20-21.

Executive Assistant Abundio Puro told the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) that the job fair, which was one of the highlights of the 2015 Linggo ng Labason celebration, aimed to provide opportunity to the local residents who were seeking employment here and abroad.

Seven recruitment agencies from the cities of Manila, Dipolog, Zamboanga and Cebu turned up to conduct interviews and screening of  the applicants.

These were Al-alamia International Manpower Services, Mivian International Manpower Aggregate Inc, M.H.D. Manpower & Human Development Inc., MMML Recruitment Services, Inc., Mother’s Way Overseas Manpower Specialist; Work Group International Manpower Services Inc. and Zontar Manpower Service, Inc.            
POEA-9 Officer-In-Charge Marietta Belotindos disclosed that the participating agencies were looking for civil engineers, electrical engineers, laborer, domestic helpers and medical workers for Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates and Qatar.

On the other hand, DOLE-Zamboanga del Norte officer-in-charge Aileen Mondejar together with the town’s first lady, Dhalia Quimbo, distributed some “Pangkabuhayan starter kits” to 20 skilled carpenters and masons who are 4P’s beneficiaries from the 20 barangays of the municipality.

This year’s Linggo ng Labason has for its theme,” Honest Local Governance Through Participative Management: A Tool Towards Social Justice and Sustainable Development.”