1,000 Malabon residents join Mega Job Fair

Published September 23, 2022, 9:59 AM

by Aaron Homer Dioquino

More than 1,000 job-seeking residents in Malabon City applied for different jobs during the Mega Job Fair held by the local government at the Oreta Sports Complex on Thursday, Sept. 22.

Malabon City Mayor Jeannie Sandoval graced the event spearheaded by the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

The local government said the residents appliedfor jobs with more than 70 partner companies from different industries local and abroad of the PESO. Two hundred residents were hired on-the-spot.

“Ang paglulunsad ng Mega Job Fair sa lungsod ay hakbang ng lokal na pamahalaan upang mabigyan ng oportunidad ang mga tiga-Malabon na magkaroon ng trabaho para sa kanilang patuloy na pag ahon, lalo na ngayong tayo ay nasa ginta pa din ng pandemya (The launching of the Mega Job Fair in the city is a step taken by the local government to give Malabon residents job opportunities for their continuous growth, especially now that we are still in the midst of the pandemic),” the city government said in a Facebook post.

Sandoval congratulated the newly-hired residents.

“Asahan niyong magsasagawa pa tayo ng maraming programa upang makapagbigay pa ng trabaho (Expect that we will conduct more programs to provide more jobs),” the mayor said.

The city government said the Malabon PESO hosted on Sept. 20 for the first time the PESO Association of Metro Manila (PAMM) monthly meeting conducted by the DOLE.

Present at the meeting from the DOLE National Capital region (NCR) were Assistant Regional Director lawyer Jude Thomas Trayvilla, CAMANAVA (Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela) Field Office Director Rowella Grande, and Makati/Pasay Field Officer lawyer Olivia Obrero-Samson.

They discussed several initiatives including how to promote competitiveness among PESO in reaching organizational targets to support individuals looking for jobs, conduct career educations and coaching, and engage private and foreign employers.

Sandoval expressed her support for the uplifting of livelihood and economy of the regions.