By: Dennis Abrina
GENERAL TRIAS CITY, Cavite – Hundreds of job seekers trooped on Thursday to the Robinson’s Place activity center in Barangay Tejero here for a post-Labor Day Job Fair organized by the city government.
In an interview with PNA, GenTri Public Employment Service Office (PESO) head Ariel Mugol said the “My Ony and Only Job Fair” was organized to extend as much assistance as possible to those seeking domestic and overseas employment.
“Ang Job Fair na ito ay para sa mga kakabayan natin dito sa Lungsod ng GenTri, upang tayo po mabigyan ng mas magandang job opportunity sa mga nangangailangan ng trabaho dito sa bansa at sa abroad (this Job Fair is meant for our GenTri City constituents, to offer them more opportunities especially on those seeking for jobs here and abroad),” Mugol said.
He said around 35 local companies and 10 overseas agencies joined this year’s job caravan, that targets residents not only of GenTri but also of nearby communities.
The job fair has also drawn the participation of government agencies like SSS, Phil Health, Philippine Statistic Agency (PSA) and Pag-Ibig Fund, ready to facilitate the documentary requirements of applicants.
According to Mugol, the PESO and the city government also conducted free livelihood and skills training program in cooperation with the local social welfare and development office.
GenTri PESO’s job training program in partnership with Job Start Philippines has enlisted the first batch of 100 enrollees for the 10-day training program which will commence on May 6 and culminate on May 20.
“The training aims to equip the participants with skills and technics on the preparation of formal resumé or curriculum vitae and the techniques on applying for a job,” Mugol said.