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Nearly two thousand overseasjob seekers flock the Capitol

| by: Francis Jonathan Torralba
Construction jobs top Capitol overseas fair
The Capitol’s Public Employment Service Office (PESO) offered about 10,000 vacancies in the construction firm during the annual overseas job fair held at the Capitol grounds last Sunday.   
PESO consultant Mathea Baguia said that the employment office plans to have diversity among job offerings that is why they invited agencies from other countries.
Companies from Vietnam, Cambodia, Maldives, China, Australia, and Singapore recently joined this year’s employment bonanza, where 1,917 applicants were granted interviews from 28 overseas agencies.
This year, Baguia said the construction industry is the leading sector in the employment fair, offering 9,590 job opportunities to locals. Construction work includes clearing, dredging, excavating, grading of land and other work activity associated with buildings, structures and other types real property such as bridges, dams and roads.
Baguia said the second leading company is the hospitality sector.
Assist-Well Processing Center
 
Baguia said that aside from job offerings, PESO also coordinated with national government agencies such as the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and Social Security System (SSS) to provide assistance in the processing of employment requirements of the applicants.
The Capitol’s employment arm also opened the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) Assist-Well Processing Center that caters to overseas worker’s concerns on previous employment and unclaimed benefits.
Representatives from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) manned the center.
“Our job fair is open to everybody, open to the neighboring provinces also.” She said.
Baguia calls all job-seekers to join in the next local job fair this coming May 1, 2017.
In October last year, PESO offered 17,233 overseas vacancies. 
PESO conducts three local and overseas job fair in a year. -30- (Francis Jonathan Torralba)
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