by David Gacutan
A fast-paced job fair, organized by the Barangay Employment Service Office (BESO), was held at the Barangay Maahas Covered Court on February 6, 2018.
It was attended by two hiring agencies: Powerline Resources Inc., and Canon Philippines. Applicants are only required to be of legal age and bring their resume, and they would already know if they will be hired or not before the Job Fair ends.
According to Maria Carmeli Divina Gracia, a Human Resources representative of Canon Philippines, their company participates in Job Fairs like this frequently. In 2018, they have participated in eight job fairs organized by Barangay Maahas.
Their hiring process is easy; applicants must only go to the Job Fair, bring their filled-out resume and wait for their turn to be interviewed. If applicants passed the interview, then they would undergo the hiring process. The hiring process consists of medical and police clearances, and other specific job instructions. After this, they are considered hired. According to Ms. Divina-Gracia, at least 20 passers are hired every job fair.
The same process is applied by Powerline Resources Inc., the hiring agency for production companies, Nidec and Sanritsu. Applicants for this fast-paced Job Fair are either hired immediately or encouraged to apply again for the next batch of hiring companies.
This Job Fair Series is organized by Brgy. Maahas BESO to help the residents of Barangay Maahas find jobs from different hiring companies and agencies.
The next job fairs will be held on February 8, 12-13, 16, 19-21, 23-24, and 26-28 from 8AM-12NN.