Sunday, November 24, 2013

Unlad Kabuhayan Job Fair Press Launch

Last November 21, 2013 was the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)  between jobsDB Philippines and Unlad International. 

This event which plans to bring 200, 000 guests and 80,000 employment seekers will be held on January 24 to 26, 2014 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Grounds, Pasay City. 


The agreement signing started off with a prayer from Mr. Jun Mendoza followed by talks from (from left to right in photo) Cheryl Tiburcio (Country Manager, jobsDB), Gigi Ann Lapira (Program Director, Unlad International) and Mr. Amor Quebral (Unlad International Officer). 

The innovative project that aims to provide quality career opportunities for some 80,000 Filipinos.
The Unlad Kabuhayan Jobs Fair will feature more than 200 exhibitors representing companies belonging to different sectors, and the event expects to be attended by more than 80,000 participants. The program will also include a career convention that will feature notable speakers and career-guide experts who will be announced later on. 


Both organizations share a passion for empowering jobseekers and helping people advance their careersUnlad International is a non-governmentorganization with a long-term sustainable livelihood program that aims to equip every Filipino with tools to ultimately fight poverty and sustain his growth thereafter. One of their many efforts in doing so is the two Unlad garment factories in Dasmariñas, Cavite, and Palayan, Nueva Ecija, which continuously give employment opportunities to 2,000 people.

Unlad International also just recently launched an eco-farming in Nueva Era, Agusan Del Norte, and held the May K sa Pag-unlad seminar seriesthat gave free education to 5,000 graduates with the help from 250 mentor volunteers. Other projects like the Ultimate Kitchen Challenge 2013, Tatak Unlad Family Hobbies Summit, Tatak Unlad Fashionista and Tatak Unlad Kiddopreneur Summit drove further empowerment for Filipinos.




After the signing itself, we were encouraged to ask questions and I was very much interested in what jobsDB had new to offer. Cheryl Tiburcio answered that they are very excited for the new mobile application that will allow job seekers to look for jobs on-the-go. They are adapting to the mobile era and have made their app available for android and iPhone users. 

I also inquired about Unlad's Kiddopreneur Summit. This aims to teach children the culture of entrepreneurship, as Gigi Ann Lapira had used as an example, kids in the U.S. during the summer would sell lemonade, whilst the filipino kids would play computers. They would also like to encourage the filipino children at ang early age the benefits of entrepreneurship. 


After the informative Q and A, we were treated to a buffet of snacks, indulging in biscuits, pastries and sandwiches.


With its efforts to provide the latest technology, jobsDB has established an excellent reputation in the industry and has become the largest online-recruitment platform in Asia Pacific with more than 14.6 million jobseeker members and continuously growing to at least 20% yearly and more than 220,000 corporate clients offering 60,000 jobs everydayIn order to reach more jobDB holds regular job fairs in known malls in the metro and even provinces like Laguna and Cavite where it held “jobsDB goes South” event that gave hundreds of career opportunities to people.

It also partnered with different organizations including The Association of Marketing Educators (AME) with the recent Career Caravan project thathelps out graduating students find the best job opportunities. Recently, jobsDB launched a mobile app available for both iPhone and Android users to further make job seeking convenient for everyone especially for industries that has high demand in employment including Information Technology, Hospitality, F&B, Sales, Customer Service Representatives, and Building and Construction.


Combining both of their expertise and their goals, this partnership between jobsDB and Unlad International will definitely pave the way to creating and providing quality career opportunities and sustainable livelihood for more Filipinos in the coming years starting with Unlad Kabuhayan 2014.


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