By Hanna Louise L. Casinillo
In the face of the turbulent weather, another successful Mega Job Fair was held at Robinsons Antipolo. The event is a tactical method to connect employers and applicants for easier hiring process.
Mrs. Fely D. Alcazar, who lead the employment facilitation said: “Sama-sama kaming nagtutulong-tulong dito. Hindi lang isang office ang gumalaw.” The Job Fair was a project spearheaded by the office of Mayor Jun Ynares andthe City Government of Antipolo through the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) with the coordination of other offices like the Public Information Office (PIO), Sangguniang Pang-lungsod (SP), General Service Office (GSO), and Human Resources Manpower Office (HRMO).
The Mega Job Fair managed to offer several job vacancies for high school, tech-voc, and college graduates. An estimate of 55 potential employers from different companies, agencies, and businesses engaged to hire individuals who are looking for employments. Thanks to the Mega Job Fair 2018, the hiring process is very rapid. PESO is sure that the applicants will be contacted and interviewed by possible employers immediately.
Councilor Paui Carillo Tapales joined the event and shared a message for both job seekers and employers: “Hangad po ng ating punong lalawigan na sa buong Rizal, partikular na po sa Antipolo, ay wala na pong walang trabaho.”Applicants were so eager to find employments that they did not let the weather hinder their progress as productive members of the society.
Marie Fe B. Iquin, Supervising Labor and Employment Officer, described the Mega Job Fair 2018 as a whopping success. The last job fair was held at Vista Mall on May 22. It was an achievement that reacheda 13.9% hiring rate and surpassed the 10% original goal. With apparent effort to change our community for the better, we are set out on the road to a better, more productive, and sunny Antipolo.