42 PWDs qualify for jobs

A total of 42 applicants were qualified for various positions during the first-ever Job Fair for PWDs held Thursday, July 21 at the KCC Mall in celebration of the 44th National Disability Rehabilitation and Prevention (NRDP) Week.

One (1) was hired on the spot while 6 others will be hired as soon as they complete the requirements.

Organized by the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) under the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) together with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE9), the job fair was participated by 8 private companies that made available 231 vacant positions for persons with disabilities (PWDs).

The 42 qualified applicants were part of the 81 individuals interviewed. Their applications were considered by KCC (16), 3ME Manpower Services (14), Filinvest Land Inc. (6), Koreana Look Beauty Clinic (4) and SACC (2).

Three (3) other employers – Shop-o-Rama Group of Companies, Budgetwise and Astoria Hotel will conduct further assessment as soon as the resumes of applicants submitted through the drop box, will be turned over to them.

A highlight during the day-long job fair was the Skills Demo in Arts and Crafts (Kabuhayan para sa Bayan) specifically on how to make perfume and dishwashing liquid organized by the Technical Education and Skills Development (TESDA) Regional Office 9.

The PESO facilitated the recruitment activity in line with its thrust to empower PWDs through responsive policies, programs and services.

The NRDP Week celebration, July 17 to 23, 2022, is themed “Working with Government in Achieving Equal Access to Education, Employment and Livelihood towards Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities.” (photo credits: CSWDO-PESO)