LEGAZPI CITY, Aug. 18 (PNA) – Legazpi City Mayor Noel E. Rosal urged the Public Employment Services Office (PESO) of this city to conduct more job fairs to give the city constituents, particularly the undergraduate and high school students, an opportunity to get employed.
Rosal disclosed that two international companies, the American-based Sutherland Global Services and Australian firm One Half Philippines have established call center facilities in the city.
Sutherland has a capacity of 1,200 seats and has offices near the seafront in Embarcadero de Legazpi, while One Half Philippines established a 500-seat call center at the former Bicol Hair building in Barangay Bonot here donated by a Japanese company to the City Government of Legazpi.
The two giant firms are already operating their call center businesses wherein some of fresh graduates of the city are employed.
Rosal said the Information and Business Process Outsourcing Association of the Philippines awarded Legazpi City in 2012 for having the most effective ICT council and local government unit during the term of his wife former Mayor Geraldine Rosal.
He said his administration will continue to invite other investors from different parts of the country to put up businesses here as part of his strategy to create more job opportunities to reduce poverty incidence in this city.
PESO Manager Ma. Cristina Zantua said her personnel had already visited the 70 barangays of the city and informed the villagers about the job opportunities under the city’s “Trabaho Alay sa Barangay Program.”
Zantua said her office, in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment Office Region 5, has conducted a Barangay Empowerment Training for three barangays of the city to strengthen the participants’ skills and abilities.(PNA)