ILOILO – More than 39,000 jobs would be made available in the June 7 job fair of the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) of the provincial government.
According to PESO-Iloilo chief Francisco Heler Jr., 150 companies (121 local and 29 overseas) confirmed their participation.
The job fair would be held at the Iloilo provincial capitol lobby and Casa Real.
Of the 39,305 job vacancies, 8,025 are local while 31,374 are overseas.
For local employment, participating companies include those in the business process outsourcing, real estate, banking/microfinancing, hotels and restaurants, retail, and medical field.
They are looking for the following:
* customer service representatives
* English language tutors
* technical support representatives
* virtual assistants
* property specialists
* corporate account specialists
* project sales managers
* client service associates
* accounting assistants
* loan assistants
* guest service associates
* sales marketing staff
* banquet managers
* store managers
* stock clerks
* receiving clerks
* medical technologists
* pharmacy assistants
For overseas employment, participating companies are in the fields of construction, hospitality and healthcare. They are looking for civil engineers, building technicians, architects, painters, carpenters, food servers, receptionists, cooks, nurses, midwives, and medical technicians.
Heler said the following government agencies would also be setting up help desks at the job fair site to assist applicants: Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), National Bureau of Investigation, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, Philippine Statistics Authority, Social Security System, Bureau of Internal Revenue, Philippine Health Insurance Corp., and Department of Foreign Affairs.
There will be special lanes for persons with disabilities, solo parents, indigenous peoples, Sustainable Livelihood Program beneficiaries of the Department of Social Welfare and Development, graduates of TESDA, and parolees and probationers./PN