LAOAG CITY, Feb. 2 (PIA) -- Over two thousand jobs await qualified applicants in the first job fair for the year in Ilocos Norte.
According to Ingracio Baylon of the Provincial Department of Labor and Employment, the positions available are for local and overseas employment. There are jobs for baccalaureate degree holders as well as for vocational, technical and high school graduates.
There are five overseas employment recruitment agencies and they have 1,053 job orders from abroad like Hong Kong, Taiwan and New Zealand, Baylon said.
Many of the job orders for abroad are for household services and hospital staff.
For local employment, Baylon said, there are 1,676 job vacancies offered by 15 local firms. Most of the vacancies are for employment in Ilocos Norte.
Some of the jobs available are for call center agents, sales agents, IT professionals, accounting personnel and many others.
The job fair is a joint undertaking of the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte under Governor Imee Marcos and Northwestern University in celebration of their foundation anniversaries. Ilocos Norte is celebrating its 193rd anniversary while NWU, 80th anniversary.
Ronnelyne Tarampi of the Public Employment Service Office of NWU said their university wants to give back to the public the blessings they received all these years.
“Instead of having the NWU Night at the ongoing Pamulinawen Festival, our University President Liza Nicolas decided to conduct a jobs fair to share the blessings. We also would want to help graduates, like those from our school. Furthermore, we want to prove that Ilocos Norte offers good opportunities for employment,” Tarampi said.
Aside from DOLE, other participating government agencies at the Jobs Fair are the Professional Regulatory Commission, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority. (ANL/CPC-PIA 1 Ilocos Norte)