By Alexandria Dennise San Juan
Christmas came early for 52-year-old Danny Tay Tiong after he was hired on the spot during the first day of Manila Bulletin’s “Classifieds Job Fair 2019” on Tuesday.
He was among the first batch of job seekers who were immediately hired by employers who participated in the third leg of Manila Bulletin’s Job Fair this year at the Activity Area of Farmer’s Plaza Mall in Cubao, Quezon City on Tuesday, September 17.
Tay Tiong got a civil engineer post in EEI Corporation, one of the exhibitors in the job fair.
He said getting the job is a great help to him as the breadwinner of his family.
At least 6,000 job opportunities were offered to job seekers who attended the Manila Bulletin’s job fair organized in partnership with DZMM and ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya.
Vacancies from different industries including media, BPO, hotel and restaurant, shipping, engineering, sales, and building and construction were opened to applicants during the fair.
On the first hour of Bulletin’s job fair, around 350 applicants already registered to seek work from 26 exhibitors in the fair including EEI Corporation, Concentrix, The Manila Hotel, among others.
Job seekers lined up early including 63-year-old Danny Clariño who went to the fair to look for a new work after his retirement.
“Any work will do, as long as I have a job,” Clariño said, adding that he wants to keep himself busy and earn at the same time.
Since 2010, the Manila Bulletin, the nation’s leading newspaper, has been hosting job fairs every year to give opportunities to fresh graduates and other job seekers.
Arman Cabrera, Manila Bulletin’s Vice President for Advertising, urged job seekers to take advantage of the fair to get their desired jobs.
“To our job seekers, may you be able to get your desired employment not only to help yourselves and your families but also to contribute to nation building,” Cabrera added.
The two-day fair, which runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. until Wednesday, September 18, was supported by the Quezon City local government, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Public Employment Service Office (PESO), PAGIBIG, Social Security System (SSS), PhilHealth, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Philippine Red Cross, and the Araneta Center.
Apart from the fair, thousands of active job positions are also available at the Manila Bulletin’s job portal website at www.mbclassifiedjobs.com.