09 October 2020 (Friday)
Pasay City – Amidst the present challenges that the pandemic has confronted the country with, the Philippine Economic Zone Authority, under the leadership of Director General Charito “Ching” Plaza will conduct its second launching for its virtual job fair program under the Development for Outreach for Labor, Livelihood, and Advancement of Resources (Human Resource, Technical Resource, Natural Resource, and Financial Resource) or simply known as the DOLLAR Program today, Friday, particularly in Cavite Economic Zone (CEZ).
“COVID-19 cannot stop us from giving hope and opportunities to our fellow Filipinos to find livelihood in ecozones and locator companies that continue to operate amidst the pandemic and observe health and safety measures. We bring good news for job seekers both former OFWs and those laid off during this global crisis,” Plaza stated.
Today, October 9, 2020, the Cavite Economic Zone will be holding its virtual launching at 12:00 noon of the online job skills training. This will be held in the PEZA New Admin Building, at the Cavite Economic Zone, Rosario, Cavite.
“What we want to do is to provide our locator companies with the needed labor force that they are looking for which in turn employs our skilled and hardworking Filipino workers. It is a win-win situation, staying true to our goal to think global and act local,” said the PEZA Chief.
The virtual job fair is powered by Workbank, wherein the available jobs can be accessed 24/7, on their page dedicated to the DOLLAR Program - http://workbank.com/peza.
Companies with active job openings there include Concentrix, Ubiquity, iOPEX, TaskUs, and Alorica among others. As of September 14, 2020, Workbank has had over 12,000+ applicants across all the active jobs posted. The vacancies are open for all unemployed Filipinos and repatriated OFWs, with jobs for newly graduates and under work-from-home arrangements being offered.
Director General Plaza is proud to lead this exemplary program with the support of its locator companies. “Difficult times call for active “Bayanihan” among us and this is one great example that we are proud to be a part of. We thank our locator companies for their active cooperation as we seek to help provide jobs for more Filipinos and in turn contribute to the continuous growth of our economy.”
Last July 29, 2020, PEZA launched the DOLLAR Program particularly its two components on online job fair and online skills training. Together with the support of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), and the Office of Senator Bong Go, the DOLLAR program was launched as a program with the overall goal to enhance the human capital, resources, and idle lands in the country. It is in support also of Administrative Order No. 18 signed by President Duterte which is about “Accelerating Rural Progress through the Robust Development of Special Economic Zones in the Countryside.”