• BPO still leads job generators in Philippines

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    The business process outsourcing (BPO) Remains to be the most in demand in terms of jobs in the country, an official of the JobsDB revealed on Friday at the SMX Convention center, during the job fair led by the group and Unlad Kabuhayan International.

    Sheryl Tiburcio, JobsDB Philippines country manager, noted that the communication industry in the country is continuously growing, which is the reason why the BPO sector remains to be the top choice of Filipino job seekers.

    She added that the information technology (IT) and engineering industries are also among the top choices of job seekers.

    “The industry is still growing and right now it is the BPO, call center agents and of course the IT industry as well as the engineering industries,” Tiburcio said.

    Noting last year’s calamities that had struck the country, she said that there is also demand for employment in “disaster management-related jobs” and construction workers, or those who will help in the rehabilitation of the areas ravaged by the natural calamities.

    On Friday, the Unlad Kabuhayan International and JobsDB launched a three-day job fair that will last until January 26, with nearly 200 exhibitors.

    Thousands of jobs available
    About 80,000 job vacancies are available. At 11:30 am, on the first day of the Unlad Kabuhayan Job fair, the group was able to register 3,000 to 5,000 job seekers.

    Previously, JobsDB was able to reach about 15,000 job seekers in the country and abroad.

    “We have already expected that kind of influx of these people looking for a job, and this is the reason why we had launched the pre-registration online,” she said.

    Meanwhile, Tiburcio emphasized that JobsDB is the country’s first successful job search engine, which was designed to provide an accessible job search for the job seekers.

    Highlighting the company’s background, she noted that JobsDB invests a lot in technology and research to ensure better services to the Filipino job seekers.

    “We are actually investing a lot in technology, so we have added man power in the regions who are actually working on how to maximize our jobs and second, we invest a lot in research and we know what the people want and that our IT team is doing their way of actually catering to the needs of our jobs,” she explained.

    Meanwhile, Unlad Kabuhayan Project Director Gigi Anne Lapira disclosed that the job fair aims to provide a better employment for Filipinos, and providing trainings not only to job seekers, but also to Filipino children in doing business.

    “When you go to a Chinese family, usually ang mga kabataan doon [the young people in these families]they are meddling the businesses of their parents,” Lapira said.

    Also, Unlad International will also post 2,000 job openings for factory workers in two garment factories in Dasmariñas City, Cavite, and Palayan, Nueva Ecija.

    In November last year, JobsDB and the Unlad International signed an agreement for the staging of the job fair and career convention called “Unlad Kabuhayan.”

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