The Quezon City government has conducted a job fair for unemployed and under-employed residents in the city’s 5th district.
The job fair held October 20 at SM Novaliches offered a wide array of openings, for both local and overseas employment.
For local manpower pooling, available job postings are for call center agents, engineers, clerks, office staff, service and kitchen crews, cashiers, baggers and sales personnel.
For overseas employment, most needed are skilled workers and heavy equipment operators.
About 20 firms participated in the activity, which was jointly hosted by the city’s Public Employment and Services Office and the Office of Councilor Jose Visaya. Participating firms included Convergys, Sitel, SM Supermarket, DMCI Construction, EEI Construction, Bioessence, Gardner College, and CDO among others.
Mayor Herbert Bautista has been pursuing an aggressive employment program initiative to complement his administration’s business development plan for the city to attract more investors and at the same time provide livelihood and employment.
Job fairs organized by the Quezon City government successfully attracted and assisted thousands of the city's unemployed over the past years.
PESO records show that in 2015, a total of 15,807 job applicants registered during the job fairs conducted by PESO either at QC Hall or in the city’s barangays. Of the total, 3,712 applicants were hired for a placement rating of 23.48 percent.
In 2014, the figure was 19,448. Of the number, 3,423 applicants were hired for a placement rating of 17.60 percent.
Barangays covered by the fifth district are Bagbag, Capri, Fairview, Greater Lagro, Gulod, Kaligayahan, Nagkaisang Nayon, North Fairview, Novaliches Proper, Pasong Putik, San Agustin, San Bartolome, Santa Lucia and Santa Monica.