Benguet, Philippines – Around 2,000 job vacancies are up for grabs at a job fair scheduled for November 13 to 14 at the Benguet provincial capital, part of the month-long Adivay festival. Julie Tabcao, the province’s Public Employment Services Office (PESO) chief, revealed that 12 local companies and 10 overseas manpower agencies are participating in the two-day event, which coincides with the 123rd Benguet Foundation Day.
According to Philippines News Agency, this annual job fair has become an institutionalized component of the Adivay festival, aimed at assisting residents in their job search. As of Monday, over 300 job seekers had pre-registered with the PESO office, and a significant number of walk-in applicants were already exploring the available vacancies. Tabcao advised those attending the second day of the fair to come prepared with necessary documents, including a resume, employment certificates, passport-size photos, professional licenses for board passers, and passports for those interested in overseas positions.
The job fair features a diverse range of vacancies, with local mining and utility companies like Lepanto Consolidated Mining Corporation, Itogon-Suyoc Resources Inc., and Aboitiz subsidiary Hedcor Inc. looking to hire for various roles including engineers. Other local companies are offering positions such as customer service representatives, heavy equipment operators, cashiers, butchers, and geologists. For overseas employment, there is a notable demand for welders and heavy equipment operators, particularly in Japan and other countries.