Around 80 companies, some of which are involved in the national government’s major infrastructure plan, offered 25,000 jobs in the “Build, Build, Build” jobs caravan at the Subic Gym last Saturday.
Wilma Eisma, Subic Metropolitan Authority Chairman, explained that their main goal is to ensure that everyone looking for a job is placed with the proper company.
“There are 25,000 jobs available here and we hope that the 25,000 job offerings will all be filled,” she said.
She added that they have already hired on-the-spot applicants, even for walk-ins who didn’t get to pre-register.
Addressing a need
The job fair, dubbed the “Build, Build, Build = Jobs, Jobs, Jobs Caravan,” was initiated to provide job opportunities to the displaced workers of Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines, some of whom were the ones who were hired on the spot.
“Subic is happy to be part of this project to bring greater positive social impact to our people. We are committed to find every opportunity for the SBMA to make more jobs available and catalyze greater growth in Central Luzon and the rest of the country,” said Eisma.
Sen. Richard J. Gordon was also present in the event, which provided job opportunities not only for the displaced Hanjin workers but also to other unemployed Filipinos.