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STI Calbayog jobs fair brings sure jobs to 185 graduates

Tacloban City (May 19) -- The STI Education Center in Calbayog City, in coordination with the Department of Labor and Employment and the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, conducted a Jobs Fair on May 12 and 13, not only for its graduates but for all graduates from the various colleges and universities in Samar and Northern Samar.

This was learned from DOLE Region 8 Director Forter G. Puguon who together with DOLE Samar Field Office head Fe Estrella and POEA Regional Coordinator Rosario Jervoso led the DOLE-POEA team that provided technical assistance to STI-Calbayog in the conduct of the two-day jobs fair.

Director Puguon commended the STI management for its commitment and various partnerships with DOLE and for the active support and participation of its PESO-Academe Manager in the activities of the PESO Managers Association of Samar (PESOMAS) and the Regional PESO Managers Association.

At the end of the two-day Jobs Fair, there were about 104 applicants who were interviewed for local employment, of which 65 were found qualified and will undergo either final interview, medical examination or trade test.

For overseas employment, 142 applicants were interviewed, with 119 qualified and to undergo either final interview by the employer or a medical examination.

There were thirteen (13) private recruitment agencies and local business establishments which participated in the Jobs Fair, out of the eighteen (18) invited agencies/establishments. Seven (7) were private recruitment agencies for overseas employment while the other six (6) were local companies with vacancies for local employment.

The six (6) business establishments were the People2Outsource, Taytay sa Kauswagan, M. Lhuillier Phils., Rural Bank of Gandara, 2GO Calbayog Branch, Motortrade, and Alenor's Marketing. They brought in more than 258 job vacancies, such as salesman, sales lady, sales assistants, credit counselor, accountants, bookkeepers, driver and tellers.

The seven (7) Private Recruitment Agencies or PRAs were the Pacific Mediterranean Agency, 10th Story Placement Agency, Unijobs International Manpower Services, New Era Agency, Mothers' Way Agency, Ascend Agency and Mondial Overseas Corporation.

They brought in more than 5,125 job orders of various companies from countries like Brunei, South Korea, Hongkong, Taiwan, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore. These job orders include technical, professional, skilled and unskilled jobs like, electricians, machine operators, technicians, supervisors, caregivers, private nurses, accountants, engineers, welders, factory workers, drivers, sales assistants, domestic helpers, and laborers.

School Administrator Joanna Camilon expressed her satisfaction with the successful conduct of its first Jobs Fair.

"Even with the modest results, STI's President Byron Charles G. Gonzales will continue this Jobs Fair because it's part of his commitment to the School's corporate social responsibility and community service", she said. (PIA 8/DOLE) [top]

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