Part of the 11th year cityhood anniversary
CATBALOGAN CITY – The mayor of this city, Stephany Uy-Tan, expressed her gratitude for the successful holding of a jobs fair recently held to mark its 11th year as a city.
The jobs fair, held last June 16, was in partnership with Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), and Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and coordinated by the City Public Employment Services Office (PESO) and the City Tourism, Culture, Arts and Information Office (CTCIAO).
About 5,996 vacant positions were offered during the jobs fair from 23 participating offices where eight were government agencies.
Of the offered jobs, 907 were offered by local companies and agencies while 5,011 were for overseas employment.
Almost 200 job applicants were hired-on-the-spot according to Mayor Uy-Tan.
“I am so glad that we were able to offer again job opportunities again to our fellow Catbaloganons in this year’s celebration of our 11th Charter Day. Being a developing city as we are, we also strive to develop our people because both should go hand in hand,” Mayor Uy-Tan said.
Aside from the jobs fair, a simultaneous caravan was also held in City Plaza, Barangay Bunuanan Covered Court and Barangay Pupua Covered Court offering services from the City Health Office, City Civil Registrar Office, City Social Welfare and Development Office, City Veterinary Office, City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, City Agriculture’s Office and City Environment and Natural Resources Office.
Catbalogan City is one of the three cities in the region that celebrated its cityhood status last June 16 (Saturday). The other two cities were Baybay and Borongan.
(ROEL T. AMAZONA)