NAVFORSOL hires 27 workers
by DF Nieva
Legazpi City (24 June) -- Twenty seven (27) workers received last Tuesday (June 16) their job certificates and are now employed at the Naval Forces Southern Luzon (NAVFORSOL) Headquarters here
Commodore Joel E Babas, NAVFORSOL commander, said the job generation program is part of the Navy's commitment to help displaced OFW's and unemployed workers who were affected by present global financial crisis.
Babas said NAVFORSOL hired 1 Computer Maintenance Technologist, 2 Bookkeepers, 4 Utility Foremen, 4 Electricians, 4 Mechanics, 4 Mason, 4 Carpenters, and 4 Plumber.
A total of eight hundred twenty nine (829) identified positions were offered consistent to the navy's nationwide hiring program under the Comprehensive Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (CLEEP of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
Director Bihis said CLEEP focuses on jobs creation to address the immediate concerns of workers who lost their jobs or who remain unemployed because of the global economic meltdown.
"Additional jobs means enhance spending which is desirable for the economy," he added.
More than 9,000 employment contracts in addition to livelihood funding checks and certificates of training were awarded during the launching of the said program which was the integral component of the of this year's Independence Day commemoration.
Barely two months ago, two hundred (200) young Bicolanos were also sworn in to the Philippine Marines as part of the Navy's recruitment in the region. (NAVFORSOL/PIA) [top]