At least 10,000 local and overseas jobs were up in the different job fairs in Metro Cebu Monday, in line with the nation’s observance of Labor day.
The job fairs were conducted in four locations – Cebu Cit Sports Center, Cebu Provincial Capitol, Hoopsdome in Lapu-Lapu City, and SM City Cebu mall.
At the Capitol about 2,500 job vacancies were available for job seekers at the Cebu Provincial Capitol Social Hall.
The Public Employment Services Office (PESO) of the Cebu Provincial Government listed 2,520 job vacancies from 32 private companies attending the annual jobs fair.
According to PESO Employment Officer-Designate Julius Chua, the Labor Day jobs fair provides great opportunity for job seekers, especially Cebuanos to get a job or even get hired on-the-spot.
Meanwhile, business organizations in Bohol are seeking exemption from the implementation of the P13 wage increase in Central Visayas.
Grace Carreon, secretary of the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) 7, revealed that the Bohol Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Bohol Association of Hotels, Resorts, and Restaurants, have requested the wage board for exemption of Wage Order No 20, which increases the minimum wage by P13.
The two business groups cited the current economic situation of Bohol. Carreon, however, stressed that Wage Order No 20 does not have any provision for companies that seek exemption, except for those in areas affected by calamities, such as flood, typhoon, or huge fire.
But Carreon said the request of the Bohol business groups has been forwarded by the LTFRB 7 to the National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC) for proper action. The NWPC has 60 days to act on the request. – CebuNews.PH