Dec 9, 2015

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Job applicants flock to Pampanga job fair

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – Some 629 job applicants flocked to the recently held job fair at Benigno Aquino Hall organized by the provincial government in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).


Public Employment Service manager Luningning Vergara said fourteen local locators and six overseas agencies participated in the said activity.


Forty-nine of the job applicants were hired on the spot for local employment while some will undergo further interview from employers.


Vergara said the activity is part of the weeklong celebration of the 444th founding anniversary of the province of Pampanga.


She also furthered that the provincial government is always conducting job fairs through the assistance of DOLE and Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) to provide job opportunities to the Kapampangans.


Vergara stressed that Governor Lilia Nanay Pineda “regards opportunities abroad only as an extension and that her priority remains with the local employment”.


Vergara added that the provincial government will provide necessary training to jobseekers who failed to qualify.


Also present during the activity were Alex Cruz, chief of the Technical Support and Service Division of DOLE region 3; Arlene Tolentino, Provincial Director of DOLE Pampanga; and Edlyn Rivera and Director Joyce Sanchez from the Employment branch of POEA.


Applicants flock to the job fair organized by the provincial government in partnership with DOLE. (photo by Jun Jaso, Pamp PIO)