Iloilo City Government, Jobstreet to Bring More Opportunities to Ilonggos

Iloilo City Government through the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) has partnered with Philippines to open more job opportunities for the Ionggos.

Mayor Jerry Treñas, PESO head Gabriel Felix Umadhay, and Jobstreet country manager Philip Gioca virtually signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on August 9, 2022.

“This is a big help for residents to find employment opportunities as part of economic recovery from the pandemic,” Treñas said.

PESO hopes “this will increase our ability to hire more people and to bring more jobs to the city.”

“Investors need digital services and that is why we are moving to a bigger platform that is digitalized and established,” Umadhay said.

“We have seen that dole-out or temporary jobs are not a very sustainable solution that is why we are moving really to provide employment that is suited for the educational background, talents, and skills of applicants. The purpose is to find decent jobs for every Ilonggo,” he added.

PESO seeks to address the turnout of those who resign or who continue to change jobs to find the right one.

“We will develop career programs in schools in partnership with the technology of JobStreet that will provide e-learnings for various jobs of companies. PESO will gather jobs available from partner businesses to be posted by JobStreet for free,” Umadhay said.

“Aside from BPOs, construction and engineering are also very in demand as well as hospital care services. The local and overseas jobs available are being posted on PESO Facebook Page,” he added. (Alexandra Jover/Iloilo City PIO)


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