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ABS-CBN Tacloban sponsors jobs, livelihood fair

By Virgilio Doroja Jr.

Tacloban City (June 18) -- The ABS-CBN Tacloban headed by its Station Manager Clifford Nolido is sponsoring a jobs and livelihood fair to be held on Saturday, June 19, 2010 from 8:00AM to 3:00PM at the Leyte SMED Center located beside the Leyte Provincial Capitol. The fair is expected to draw job seekers from the various municipalities in the region.

Dubbed as "Trabaho Patrol", the employment activity is in coordination with the Department of Labor and Employment's Northern Leyte Field Office and its attached agency, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).

During a meeting with DOLE Regional Director Forter G. Puguon, Ms. Marites Z. Viņas, Chief Labor and Employment Officer (Chief LEO) and head of DOLE Northern Leyte Field Office, reported that sixteen (16) local employers have confirmed their participation in the one day jobs and livelihood fair. These are APAC, Accudata, Dranix, Jollibee/Chowking/Greenwich, Opportunity Bank/Taytay sa Kauswagan, Trisean ventures/Bayantel, Gaisano Central, MJ Prime Ventures, New Leyte Edible Oil, Andoks, Vision Janitorial & Allied Services, Inc., LEYECO II, AMA Computer College, ABE International College of Business and Economics, M. Lhullier & J Gourmet Partnership Co. and the Department of Social Welfare and Development Regional Office No. 8.

The local employers will be bringing in openings for various professional, skilled and unskilled jobs, including seventy five (75) customer service representatives or call center agents, credit analyst, billers, programmer staff, accounting clerk, cashiers, bagger, utility worker, sales assistant, assistant store managers, management trainees, bookkeeper, accountant, restaurant supervisor, restaurant receptionist, waitress/waiters, kitchen crew, company driver and messenger.

Likewise, seven (7) Tacloban-based private recruitment agencies will also take part in the jobs fair with several job orders for employment abroad. These are 10th Story placement agency, Ascend Overseas Recruitment Agency, Mondial Recruitment Agency, Mother's Way Overseas Manpower, New Era Placement Agency, Pacific Mediterranean.

The livelihood component of the fair will feature opportunities for self employment through livelihood or entrepreneurship. Among the livelihood exhibits are the vegenoodles of Burak Magkaisa Small Business Association in Tolosa, Leyte, deboned bangus of Tanghas, Tolosa, Leyte, processed meat products of DORELCO Independent Workers Union in Tolosa, Leyte, roscas, decania and torta of Barugo Roscas Producers Association and Barugo Food Delicacies Association, mushroom and bath soap of Tabon-tabon, Leyte and food supplements of Lifestyles Inc.

A unique feature of the Livelihood Fair is the participation of Lifestyles Inc. which will offer opportunity either for additional income or income augmentation to those already employed, for self employment to those unemployed.

Interested applicants should bring with such them basic documentary requirements such as resume, diploma, transcript of records, NBI Clearance, Passport for overseas applicants, employment certification and other relevant documents.

For more information, you may contact Ms. Marites Z. Viņas, Head of DOLE Northern Leyte Field Office at telephone number (053) 325-5236. (PIA) [top]

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