Some 2,000 job vacancies for local and foreign job placements are expected to be filled up in the Nov. 13 to 14 job fair at the Benguet provincial capitol.
Julie Tabcao, the province’s Public Employment Services Office (PESO) chief, said 12 local companies and 10 overseas manpower agencies are joining the two-day event that forms part of the month-long Adivay festival.
“This is an annual activity, and we have institutionalized this as part of the Adivay festival to serve our people who are searching for jobs,” Tabcao said Monday of the activity, which also coincides with the 123rd Benguet Foundation Day.
Tabcao said over 300 jobseekers have been listed in the pre-registration conducted by the PESO office.
“We are happy that as early as the morning of the first day, we have a lot of walk-in applicants who are here looking at the list of vacancies for something that might interest them,” she said.
For those attending the event on the second day, she advised them to bring documents such as resume, certificate of employment (if relevant), passport-size photo, a copy of their professional license (for board passers) and passport for those interested in finding an overseas job.
Tabcao said local mining and utility companies such as Lepanto Consolidated Mining Corporation, Itogon-Suyoc Resources Inc. and Aboitiz subsidiary Hedcor Inc. are seeking to fill multiple job vacancies, including engineers and other positions.
She added other participating local companies are seeking to fill up positions, such as customer service representatives, heavy equipment operators, cashiers, butchers and geologists.
For those aiming to work abroad, Tabcao said welders and heavy equipment operators are mostly sought in Japan and other countries. (PNA)