To give opportunity to job seekers to be employed both locally and abroad, the city government of Pagadian through its Public Employment Service Office (PESO) conducts a two-day jobs fair on January 11-12 at city gymnasium as part of "2011 Pasalamat Festival' activities which will be celebrated on January 16.
PESO Manager Engr. Joseph "Vince" Quipot VI said the jobs fair is one of the city's means of showing its continuing commitment to provide employment opportunities not only to Pagadianon, but also to non-Pagadian residents including job seekers ages 40-50 years old, persons with disabilities, students and out-of-school youths.
Quipot acknowledged the support and participation of 18 licensed recruitment agencies.
"The active participation of the recruitment agencies for the past years is crucial to the success of our efforts to help residents and non-residents find gainful employment.
Among the companies and establishments that took part in the jobs fair are (for overseas employment) Non-stop Overseas Employment Corporation, Verde International Manpower Services, Alcare Manpower Services Corp., Al-Alamia International Manpower Services, Jenerick International Manpower Inc., PERT/CPM Manpower Support, Ideal Placement & Manpower Services, PhilQuest International & Manpower Services.
For local employment are the Green Bank Inc., MLhuillier Phils., RD Pawhshop, Taytay sa Kauswagan, Inc., Rural Bank of Dipolog, Greenwhich Pizza, Chowking, Imperial Appliance Plaza, Hotel Alindahaw, AIM Global, Inc., Touch Mobile and Mercury Drugstore.
The Pagadian-PESO has been continuously providing employment programs to help residents and even non-residents find gainful employment, and to provide them with better livelihood opportunities.
The jobs fair is a project of the city government launched in 2004 during the first tem of Mayor Samuel S. Co and now on its 7th year of assisting job seekers.