The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry-National Capital Region South Sector is spearheading a job fair and forum with inclusivity of marginalized sectors central to its theme.
The Job Fair For All is scheduled on Nov. 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ayala South Park in Muntinlupa City. The job fair will be held at the mall’s lower ground area while a program takes place at the Activity Center.
The job fair with its theme of “embracing diversity and taking pride at work” will accommodate everyone, especially members of the LGBTQIA+, persons with disability and senior citizens.
“PCCI NCR South Sector addresses the roadblocks in the runway and takes responsibility to spearhead a string of job fairs, the pilot project of which is in Muntinlupa, to be followed by ones in Las Pinas, Makati, Paranaque, and consequently in all other PCCI NCR cities,” PCCI NCR South Sector governor Elvie Sanchez–Quiazon said.
“We believe that job creation is paramount to wealth creation. A string of job fairs will maximize productive employment and help poverty reduction by providing an unprecedented full-scale employment,” Quiazon said.
Nigel Aguilar Masangkay, founder of Diversity and Pride at Work and also the PCCI Muntinlupa City director, said each participating company would present their vision, mission, objectives, core values, branding and competitive advantage and qualifications for their required manpower.
The list of job vacancies will be played during the event and posted on a website for access by all of job seekers from different Muntinlupa barangays, graduates of Lyceum Alabang, STI College of Alabang, San Beda College Alabang, MCTI and Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa.
Lolita Duria, PCCI Paranaque president said: “The challenges that we are grappling with provides meaningful opportunities for collaboration. With effective synergy, the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry NCR’s initiative and partnership with stakeholders Rotary Clubs, corporate companies, manpower agencies, PESO, LGU, the academe, and barangay officials may help reduce the unemployment rate, inspire entrepreneurship, and accelerate flourishing livelihood for inclusive growth.”
The forum will feature notable inspirational speakers led by Vice President Sara Duterte, Senator Cynthia Villar, Labor Secretary Bienvenido Laguesma, Rep. Jaime Fresnedi of Muntinlupa, Mayor Rozzano Rufino Biazon of Muntinlupa, Cecilio Pedro, Freddie Marquez, Atty. Josephus Jimenez and other dignitaries.
“Let this be an avenue to shop for possible employment opportunities. For corporate companies, let this be an opportunity for your workforce pooling and showcasing of your products. Your brand just might be the avenue for not merely networking but meeting future investor or partners,” said Jana Benjamin, president of Rotary Club Muntinlupa Business District.
“It gives a great delight to engage diversified people in meaningful efforts in the field of employment. In a business landscape full of uncertainties, adaptable leadership will certainly make a powerful difference,” said Quiazon.