Employment office strengthens programs

By Geraldine M. Repolidon, CNU MassCom Intern

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Lapu-Lapu City’s Public Employment Service Office (PESO) organized four job fairs that allowed the hiring of more than 1,000 applicants on the spot.

“Job fairs here in the City of Lapu-Lapu are big events. And we make sure that everyone finds a job,” said Grace S. Jamio, Public Employment Service Officer.

PESO has instituted the Barangay Recruitment Activity to bring its services closer to job seekers.

She added that they are hands on in preparing job fairs as well as barangay recruitment activities. According to her, they have conducted many activities for employment and will still conduct more, especially in the barangays including Olango.

Jamio said they have initiated orientations and seminars especially for overseas Filipino Workers (OFW). PESO also organized free admission training and overseas employment seminars for local applicants.

“Daghang vacant jobs but dili lang jud mo-qualify,” she admitted. (There are a lot of vacancies but some do not qualify.)

She revealed that many of the Oponganons are unemployed and city has jobs to offer them but the PESO’s problem is the letting them know about the vacancies.

From July 2011 to June 2012, the PESO office managed to provide jobs to 3,215 local and 764 overseas walk-in applicants.

“In every job fair, we make sure that applicants get the job they desire to have,” Jamio assured the Oponganons. She announced that several job fairs have been scheduled for July this year.

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