ILIGAN CITY, August 28 (PIA)-Facilitating more than jobs, a decent job, is the government's way of curbing poverty.
Holding a job fair in this year's anniversary celebration of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) aims to bring together to one venue job seekers and employers for immediate matching.
In partnership with the local government unit through the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) - Iligan City, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), and other government line agencies, the one-day Job Fair at Robinsons Place Iligan has registered job seekers a total of 671 applicants, comprising 439 males and 232 females.
Also, it recorded nine hired on the spot (HOTS) with one male and eight females.
TESDA Provincial Director El Cid H. Castillo said that some have stated that our economy is not bearing because there are no job offers. "We are certain, there are a lot of jobs, the thing is, there are also specific credentials, skills or experiences that our applicants need to meet in order for them to get hired," Castillo expressed.
TESDA, DOLE, PESO, the Technical Vocational Association in Iligan City/Lanao del Norte (TVAIL), Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), the Christian Horizon School, Inc., and our local government unit, converged together in this Job Fair to show the face of Iligan and Lanao del Norte. Let us show the employers that our workers here are more than capable of doing what is best for the benefit of their company, our country and especially to the Filipino families."
Non-government organizations such as PLAN International and USAID from the American People have shown interest to join for the upcoming activities lined-up, for those affected in the course of the Marawi siege occurrence.
'We thanked all those who responded to our invitation, and we asked if it would be better if applicants would not be burden of so much requirements from the concerned employers,' added Castillo.
Meanwhile, PESO Iligan Manager Ceferino V. Sanchez, Jr. said there were 19 local employers, and six for overseas employment that participated in the Job Fair.
Prior to this activity, a mini Job Fair was conducted exclusive for TESDA Alumni in consonance with their celebration of TESDA - Lanao del Norte's National Tech Vocational Day 2019. (lvg/PIA-Iligan City)