Capitol opens lines for thousands of jobs

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Thursday, March 1, 2012


CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Pampanga Provincial Government announced Wednesday that Capitol’s Best Provincial Employment Services Office (Peso) has thousands of jobs for unemployed Kapampangans here and abroad.

Meeting with municipal and barangay Peso managers at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center, the governor revealed that in cooperation with the Clark Development Corporation, Department of Labor and Employment and private sector partners in the likes of Romac Services led by Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. vice-chairman Rene Romero, jobs for Kapampangans are overflowing.

“Right now, as CDC customer service department head Edward Pinlac has revealed, there is this locator in Clark in need of 422 expert sewers. This is just part of the 2,000 they need for this year. Romac also needs thousands for its production crews and hundreds more the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) needs to boost the program, not putting into account hundreds of students for its Special Employment for Students or Spes this summer,” Governor Lilia Pineda said.

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She lauded the efforts of Best Provincial Peso manager Luningning Vergara for providing jobs to thousands of Kapampangans last year until now.

“As of last year, we were able to gainfully able to provide our cabalens, more than 5,000 of them, jobs here and abroad. This year, we are looking at double the figure at 10,000 with the help of the governor,” Vergara told Sun.Star Pampanga.

A first in the Peso history, she said, is Governor Pineda’s creation of barangay Pesos.

“It is only under Governor Pineda’s administration that such Pesos in the barangay level were created. With that, we are sure to hit our 10,000 mark for employment this year. Mind you, all the 500 barangay Peso coordinators and 20 municipal managers are volunteers all agreeing to provide jobs for our cabalens,” Vergara said.

Pineda shared Sun.Star Pampanga her hopes that with parallel programs in health and infrastructure, employment will be a key factor in alleviating poverty.

“We have improved vital health care services. We hope that with complementing programs in education and now livelihood, our cabalens would be better off,” she said.

Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on March 02, 2012.

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