December 31, 2006
THE ILOCOS TIMES - NEWS

Trabaho mo sinagot nila
MVF commends 30 biz establishments

IN SUPPORTING the “Trabaho Mo, Sagot Ko,” project of the Laoag City government, Mayor Michael V. Fariñas thanked the 30 business establishments that joined the program, resulting in the employment of city residents who needed jobs.

The said project, which is one of the pet projects of the current administration, came about as a result of the city government’s adoption of the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), which they later dubbed “Trabaho Mo, Sagot Ko.”

Joseph H. Tamayo, city community affairs officer and city PESO manager, said the project has already endorsed an estimated 1,000 jobseekers resulting in their employment in the different establishments in the city this year.

PESO records showed that the top three business establishments which gave most of the opportunity to work to these jobseekers are Jolibee, McDonald’s and Fort Ilocandia Resort and Casino.

During City Hall’s Christmas program, Fariñas personally extended his gratitude to the owners and managers of these establishments for supporting his program.

In line with this, certificates of recognition were also awarded to the 30 business establishments.

The “Trabaho Mo, Sagot Ko” program caters mostly to students who need to find part-time jobs to support their schooling as well as out-of-school youths who needs to earn a living.

Fariñas is hopeful that the number of hired jobseeker will double, or even triple, in number next year to help the unemployed segment of the city.

Relative to this, the community affairs office also assists applicants for jobs abroad.

Dominic B. dela Cruz

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