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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Jobseekers flock to Zambo for PESO jobs fair

By Dominic I. Sanchez

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Hundreds of jobseekers coming from the city and the neighboring provinces yesterday (September 8) flocked to the Centro Latino in Paseo del Mar here to apply in local companies and offices in a jobs fair organized by the Public Employment Services Office (PESO), in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

Maritess Daculan, 26, came all the way from Zamboanga Sibugay province to apply for a local fishing and canning company. “I have friends who are now working here in a canning company. I wish to work there too, since I am in need of a job to earn a living,” she said.

According to the PESO, companies that are currently hiring include several restaurant chains, canning companies, hardware stores, schools and universities, government offices and non-uniformed personnel under the Philippine National Police (PNP). Other companies that joined the jobs fair include upcoming malls in the city.

City Hall revealed that over 2,000 job vacancies are available for both skilled and unskilled workers. Moreover, they are encouraging fresh graduates to apply.

This September’s fair is one of the city government’s many jobs fairs that has been conducted several times a year to provide employment opportunities in the hope of addressing poverty among residents.

According to City Hall, the jobs fair also intends to “meet manpower requirements of various industries that will soon operate in Zamboanga.” Among those include two Citimall branches in Guiwan and Tetuan and the 3.5-hectare stretch of KCC Mall along Governor Camins Avenue.

Another industry that has much demand for manpower is the multi-million pesos sardine and canning industry. Over 50 percent of the canning factories in the country is based here.