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Looking Towards Entrepreneurship: El Salvador City holds Job and Business Fair

El Salvador City --- In time for the City Fiesta on 16 August 2017, the City Government of El Salvador, through their Public Employment Service Office (PESO), conducted a one-day Job Fair on 11 August 2017 at the Local Government Unit (LGU) Covered Court, this city.

 

Not the usual Job Fair, wherein job seekers and employers meet in one venue with wage employment as the main concern of the day, but now with a Trabaho, Negosyo Kabuhayan (TNK) concept.

 

In partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment, Regional Office No. X (DOLE-X),  the Western Misamis Oriental (WMO) Provincial Field Office (PFO) Chief Ebba B. Acosta informed that the TNK is a convergence and partnership with academe, private sector, and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) to increase the income of workers by creating more decent jobs and promoting entrepreneurship. She further said that this was emphasized through the Blueprint for Decent Employment and Entreprenuership 2017-2022 signed last December 2, 2016 by DOLE Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III and DTI Secretary Ramon M. Lopez.

 

The TNK is envisioned to provide insights into the world of entrepenuership. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) provided the Business and Livelihood talks held at the Negosyo Center. 

 

PESO Manager Romela Quilab was glad to know during TNK forum that their 42 constituents will surely benefit in starting a business. The participants were job applicants, as well as interested private individuals and members of the rural workers associations, who were able to get basic information on managing small and medium scale businesses and actual experiences of successful local entrepreneurs operating in the barangays.

 

On the other hand, Mayor Edgar S. Lignes lauded the program because it will help his constituents avail of employment opportunities and address the increasing unemployment in the City. The one-stop-shop activity not only helped those who were looking for jobs locally and abroad, but also encouraged those who opted on self-employment through entrepreneurship or other business opportunities.

 

The Job Fair registered 115 applicants from the 4,423 vacancies posted (4,100 for overseas employment and 323 for local employment). Four applicants were hired on the spot. 

 

Meanwhile, 15 local companies and 15 overseas recruitment agencies and the  National Government Agencies, namely: PDEA-X,  NBI-X, RTWPB- X, Philhealth-X, POEA-X, OWWA-X, TESDA -X and SSS-X participated in the recruitment and provision of services to the applicants and the general public.

 

End/Priscilla L. Batica/DOLE X - WMO

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Prepared by:                                                 Approved for release by:

 

 

MILDRED E. DABLIO                                 ESTRELLA U. PAHALLA

 

LIO                                                                  OIC-Assistant Regional Director

 

From left: DOLE-X Assistant Regional Director Estrella U. Pahalla, El Salvador City Mayor Edgar S. Lignes, and DOLE-X WMO PFO Chief Ebba B. Acosta during the Job Fair and TNK Forum opening on 11 August 2017 at LGU Covered Court, El Salvador City. (Photo source: DOLE-X WMO PFO)

 

From right: DOLE-X Assistant Regional Director Estrella U. Pahalla, El Salvador City Mayor Edgar S. Lignes, and DOLE-X WMO PFO Chief Ebba B. Acosta cut the ribbon during the opening ceremonies of the Job Fair and TNK Forum opening on 11 August 2017 at LGU Covered Court, El Salvador City. (Photo source: DOLE-X WMO PFO)

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2017-08-31
JOFFREY M. SUYAO




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