IGFI CREATES EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES
In partnership with Light Industry and Science Parks (LISP I, II, and III) locators, and the Provincial Public Employment Service Offices (PESO) of Laguna and Calamba, ICCP Group Foundation, Inc. (IGFI) organized a job fair last May 27-28, 2019 at the Jose Memorial School in Calamba, Laguna. Thirty-five (35) locators from the three (3) industrial parks participated in the event geared towards generating employment primarily for senior high school graduates. Other applicants from other educational levels particularly from vocational and technical schools were also accommodated to explore opportunities in the manufacturing industry.
Unlike usual job fairs, the event with the theme “Trabaho Caravan 2019: Kalidad na Hanapbuhay sa Mamamayan ay Alay” served as a one-stop shop to jobseekers by providing more services like a Basic Employment Process seminar which gave the candidates useful and practical application tips. Government agencies such as Social Security System (SSS), PagIBIG, PhilHealth and Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) were also present to assist the applicants in securing pre-employment requirements on the spot.
A total of 1,135 applicants participated in Trabaho Caravan 2019 of which around 33% (or 377) are senior high school graduates. Similarly, 67 senior high school graduates were part of the 231 applicants hired on the spot.
Due to the success of the job fair, the participating HR groups and PESO office of Laguna agreed to make the Trabaho Caravan an annual event.