Olongapo SubicBay BatangGapo Newscenter

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Over four thousand (4,000) Olongapeños and from neighboring provinces such as Bataan and Zambales trooped to the Olongapo City Convention Center (OCCC) on May 26, 2009 for the Special Recruitment Activity (SRA), a part of Mayor James Gordon, Jr.’s job and opportunities assistance program for the people of Olongapo.

The activity was a joint effort of the Subic IT Council headed by Engr. Jay Son, WOW Card Inc., Public Employment Services Office (PESO), Bagumbayan Volunteers and the City Council’s Committee on Labor and Employment.

Mayor James “Bong” Gordon, Jr. through the Public Employment Services Office (PESO), headed by Evelyn delos Santos, thousands of job seekers were served, including the former US base employees, who are given priority on the Guam project.

Twenty thousand (20,000) skilled workers are needed to fill in jobs created by the impending transfer of the US military facility in Okinawa, Japan to Guam. In line with this, an on line registration was also conducted which made the processing of applications fast and easy.

“Patuloy nating ilalapit sa mamamayang Olongapeño ang mga trabaho sa pamamagitan ng PESO. Ito ay bahagi ng naisin ko na maiangat ang pamumuhay ng ating mga kalungsod,” Mayor Gordon said.

Nineteen (19) Overseas Recruitment Agencies and thirteen (13) Local Companies participated in the Special Recruitment Activity (SRA), in cooperation with the Department of Labor and Employment(DOLE), Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA), Technical Skills Development Agency (TESDA) and PESO skills Training.

Aside from employment opportunities, the livelihood projects of Mayor Gordon is also in high gear. The Gawang-Gapo program which has a display booth at the lobby of City Hall, continue to promote bonafide ‘made in Olongapo’ products.

Olongapeño job seekers may visit the PESO or contact telephone numbers ((047) 224-4541 loc. 4168. Entrepreneurs who want to promote their products through Gawang-Gapo may coordinate with the Livelihood and Cooperative Development Office (LCDO) at the 2nd floor of the City Hall or contact telephone numbers (047) 224-8390 loc. 4307.

Close to 5,000 job seekers flocked to the one-day Jobs Fair offered by Mayor James “Bong” Gordon , Jr. to Olongapeños on May 26, 2009 at the Olongapo City Convention Center. The event was successfully held through the efforts of the Subic Bay IT Council, Public Employment Services Office, City Council Committee on Employment and Labor chaired by Councilor Edwin Piano, Olongapo City Skills Training, WOW Card, Inc., Bagumbayan Volunteers and Senator Richard Gordon. (Photos and caption/PAO)


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