CLARK FREEPORT— One hundred ninety seven applicants were ‘hired on the spot’ (HOTS) while hundreds of others were up for tests and interview in the recent Clark Freeport Jobs Fair participated in by 84 locators held recently at the event center of SM City Clark here.
In a report submitted to Clark Development Corporation (CDC) President and CEO Noel F. Manankil, Assistant Vice President for External Affairs Department of CDC (CDC-EAD) Rommel C. Narciso said of the 1,415 job seekers who trooped the recent jobs fair, 197 were hired on the spot, 394 others were qualified for tests/examinations and the rest are for further interview.
EAD reports said that Coam Phil, Inc, an industrial firm here, was the most firm to hire on the spot with 50.
More than 9,000 jobs from various locators in Clark are still available as per data at the EAD. Last year, 132 applicants were HOTS in a job fair held at Clark.
Narciso said 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.
Some of participating companies in the jobs fair were Aderans Philippines Inc., Foton Motor Philippines Inc., Lakshmi (Bemt) Building Envelope Manufacturing & Technologies, Inc., Laus Group Of Companies, L & T International Group Philippines, Inc., La Rose Noire Philippines Inc., Royce Hotel & Casino, The Medical City Clark, Inc.,Troycor Lighting Corp., Yokohama Tire Phils. Inc., Youtech Philippines Corporation, Widus Hotel And Casino, ZGETCARE Systems, Inc., among others.
As a continuing initiative to address issues on job mismatches, the CDC, Subic Clark Alliance for Development Council (SCADC), Technical Educational School for Development Authority (TESDA), various Universities & Colleges, and local government units in Pampanga have formally collaborated to prepare training needs assessments. A proposed program is the Dual Training System that will match the labor market with present and future needs of industries.