Pangasinan's night job market offers 3K vacancies

By Hilda Austria

April 25, 2018, 7:45 pm

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan -- The Pangasinan Public Employment Services Office (PESO) is set to conduct its fourth night job market, with more than 3,000 vacancies from local and foreign companies on May 1.

PESO Officer Alex Ferrer, in an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA) Wednesday, said 16 local companies and six foreign agencies will join the night job market, which is part of the Labor Day celebration and the Pistay Dayat 2018.

It will be held at the PESO Office along Alvear St. at the Capitol Complex here from 5 p.m. until midnight.

Ferrer said most of the available jobs in the local market are in manufacturing, specifically in production operation; retail and service; and construction for skilled and non-skilled workers.
Construction workers, sales ladies, cleaners, nurses and other medical personnel are needed in foreign markets, particularly in Middle East.

Ferrer said PESO targets to hire on-the-spot 500 applicants for local job vacancies.

“Nonetheless, there will be no on-the-spot hiring for foreign job vacancies because there will still be a final interview with the executive of the company,” he said.

Ferrer said applicants should bring five sets of original and photocopied resume, pen, and their credentials.

Pangasinan’s night job market aims to give opportunities to underemployed employees who work during the daytime to search and apply for their desired job after office hours, he said.

Ferrer said that last year, only 30 percent of the applicants in the night job market were hired.

“Some of them (applicants) backed out while some did not qualify to the standard, although their courses match with the jobs they applied for,” he said, adding that PESO conducts mobile skills training year-round to help jobseekers. (PNA)