149 hired on the spot on CDC’s jobs fair

CLARK FREEPORT — One-hundred-forty-nine applicants were ‘hired on the spot’ (HOTS) while hundreds of others were up for further tests and training in the recent Clark Summer Jobs Fair participated in by 90 locators held in Robinson’s Place Balibago, Angeles City.

In a report submitted to Clark Development Corporation (CDC) President-CEO Noel F. Manankil, Asst. Vice President Rommel C. Narciso of the External Affairs Division of CDC, said of the 2,335 registered applicants who trooped the recent jobs fair, 149 were hired on the spot, 819 others were qualified for test while 1,749 were scheduled for further interview.

More than 7,186 jobs from various locators in Clark are still available as per data at the CDC. The job vacancies can also be accessed at the official website www.clark.com.ph.

The one-day event is a project of the CDC, in partnership with Clark Investors and Locators Association (CILA), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Region III, Public Employment Service Offices (PESO) of Pampanga, Local Government Units (LGU’s).

For the first time, free legal advice, consultation and other related legal services were included in the jobs fair, said Atty. Angelo Lopez III, manager of the Litigations Division of CDC who is also public relations officer of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines – Pampanga Chapter.

“Ilan sa mga services na binibigay ng IBP ay yung libreng notaryo, libreng affidavit especially kasi we intend na parang one stop shop ito (referring to the HOTS jobs fair),” Lopez said.

“Like for example they have an application tapos yung may problema sila sa name, it is very important na walang mali sa name nila so if they want an affidavit of discrepancy na makakatulong na at least okay na lahat, nandito po ang IBP- Pampanga,” he added.

Yuya Muraki, director of Japan based Gn Gn Eikawa, said their company is hiring 50 on-line English teachers mainly to teach Japanese students.

Twenty year old Charlene Pinlac, hired on the spot, expressed her gratitude to the state-owned firm for staging the jobs fair recenty.

“Syempre po masaya at the same time I’m so excited na sabihin po sa mga parents ko po na may trabaho na ako,” Pinlac said she was asked how she feels on being hired on the site.

Lyka Macalino, a resident of Magalang town, said she is excited on her first job work in Clark after being given the opportunity to work after passing the interview.

“Sana po ipagpatuloy po nila ito kasi marami silang natutulungang mga katulad po namin na fresh graduate at the same time yung mga walang trabaho para magkatrabaho,” Macalino said.

Other partner agencies that extended their support to the said jobs fair were Social Security System (SSS), Philhealth and Pag-big. Clark College of Science and Technology (CCST) provided the on-site and online application assistance.

The CDC also thanked media networks and publishing houses: RW 95.1, CLTV 36, UFM 105.5, ABS CBN Pampanga (Channel 46) and, Punto, Angeles Observer, and SunStar Pampanga for the support in the recent event.

Some of participating companies in the jobs fair were, Coam Phils. Inc., GNGN Eikaiwa Phils., Inc., Service Resources Inc., Iqor Phils., Sutherland Global Services Phils. Inc. Talkingnet Global Education Inc., H3 Technology Phils. Inc., Spicus Co. Ltd. – Phil. Branch, Mitsuto Optical Electronic Inc. among others.

Other services during the jobs fair include free shuttle bus services with pick up and drop off points at Robinsons Starmills City of San Fernando and Puregold Dau, photo booth, photo copying and raffle prizes.