60 companies join Parañaque mega job fair

The city government of Parañaque conducted a mega job fair on Tuesday, Feb, 7, at the activity center of Ayala Malls, Manila Bay in Barangay Tambo.

According to Mayor Eric Olivarez, the mega job fair is part of the various activities prepared by the city government in celebration of the 25th cityhood anniversary on Feb. 13.

Olivarez said 60 companies offered jobs to Parañaque residents during the event.

The mayor, who served as City Councilor from 2017 to 2013, was one of the proponents of the city ordinance mandating that 40 percent of the workforce of companies operating in the city must be Pañaque residents.

Olivarez said the city government is still implementing the city ordinance through the Business Permit and Licensing Office (BPLO) under Atty. Melanie Soriano-Malaya and the Public Employment Service Office (PESO).

The mayor said his administration wants to generate more job opportunities for fresh graduates and those who lost their jobs because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Olivarez said the mega job fair was supported by his brother, 1st District Representative Edwin Olivarez, and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).