3,800 vacancies up for grabs in Zambo jobs fair

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 29 May) – The city government, through the Public Employment Service Office (PESO), is conducting a one-day jobs fair today aimed to provide venue for employment opportunities to local job seekers.

Evelyn Las Marias, officer-in-charge of the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO), said Tuesday that a total of 3,800 vacancies will be up for grabs during the jobs fair.

Las Marias said the jobs fair will be held at the training center of the Philippine Red Cross along Rizal Street here.

She said the jobs fair is aimed to provide a venue to match job seekers with potential employers and the event is open to all job seekers, including fresh graduates, and both skilled and unskilled applicants.

It is part of the city government’s efforts to secure employment opportunities for the Zamboangueños, Las Marias added.

She said 3,500 of the total 3,800 job vacancies are for overseas employment while the remaining 300 are for local employment.

More than 30 overseas placement companies and local firms have confirmed participation in the jobs fair, she said.

She added that the event is a collaborative effort of PESO-CSWDO, Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and ABS-CBN-Zamboanga.