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Kidapawan JobStarters land decent jobs

Kidapawan City- Twenty-Five (25) JobStarters are now making the most of everything they have learned through the JobStart Philippines after being Hired on the Spot (HOTS) in a mini job fair conducted after the 10-Day Jobstart Life Skills Training (LST) Recognition last September 7, 2018, this city.


Mary Ann Garcia Pajo, a JobStarter, said the program paved the way for her to fulfill her dream to find a job.


“Kaniadto alanganin gyud ko makakita ug trabaho nga angay sa akoang skills, apan karon dako gyud ang pagbag-o ug naa na ko confidence nga muatubang sa problema ug trabaho, “Pajo said.


(Before, I find it difficult to find a a decent job, but because of JobStart I now find ways to resolve conflicts in life and work.)


Fourteen (14) JobStarters were referred for job placement to available Public Employment Service Office (PESO) job vacancies, and 61 for technical training and internship after the mini-job fair held at Penong’s Seafood and Grills, this city.


In his part, DOLE 12 Regional Director Sisinio B. Cano said, “gaining skills is really essential but character and good attitude are also important factors in landing a decent job.”


Earlier, 100 JobStarters underwent the 10-Day training to help the trainees to develop their soft or professional skills such as communication and teamwork skills, critical thinking, wok ethics, social skills, creativity and adaptability. JobStarters were also trained to develop their behavior, attitude and values for them to effectively plan their career path and cope up with the challenges in the field of work.


JobStart Philippines Program seeks to assist unemployed youth find decent jobs by supporting them to make informed career decisions, and by giving them a chance to improve their technical and develop life skills necessary to succeed in today’s competitive workplace. JobStart is funded by the Asian Development bank through a grant from the government of Canada.


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