Jobstreet urges jobseekers to find local work

  • May 02, 2017
  • Carlson B. Alelis

BACOLOD CITY, May 2 – Online job board is urging the public, particularly here in Bacolod City, to find jobs locally as “there is a drive to put more jobs in the local scene.”

Ryan Tordesillas, provincial sales head of JobStreet, said their mission is to be able to tell people here that there are jobs available in Bacolod and in the region, not just in Manila and abroad.  

“Job happiness isn’t all about salary because Filipinos, by nature, want to be with their families,” he said.

Records from JobStreet showed that 42 percent of the jobs in Negros Island Region (NIR) and Western Visayas that are posted in their website are for business process outsourcing (BPO) and call center companies.

This is followed by retail and manufacturing sectors with 8 and 9 percent, respectively.

Meanwhile, job opportunities in banking, real estate, marketing, wholesale trading, hospitality, transportation and logistics, and food and beverage are also in demand.

There are 220,000 candidate-profiles recorded for both NIR and Region 6 in JobStreet, said Marketing Manager Eileen Go.

“I’ve been reading reports from the Department of Labor and Employment that there is a shortage of talents here,” she said, adding that some millenials are still going out of Bacolod because it’s still their dream, somehow, to work in Manila or abroad.

Tordesillas said, when you ask candidates about what makes them happy in their job, it’s not just salary.

"It’s company culture, company fit, it’s location if they knew there was a job in the place kung saan sila lumaki, hindi na sila aalis eh," he said. (JCM/CBA/PIA6-Negros Occidental)



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