Call centers, IT firms look for 15,000 new workers in job fair

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 13 2010 01:34 AM | Updated as of Aug 13 2010 09:34 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Around 15,000 new workers are being sought by call centers, information technology (IT) corporations, sales and marketing firms, and human resources companies at an ongoing job fair in Makati City. 

The event, which is being held at the Glorietta Mall, has attracted more than 4,000 applicants as of Thursday, according to organizer JobStreet.Com.

“Malaki ang chance na makakuha ng trabaho dito kasi meron kang direct interaction sa mga employers. Talagang mabebenta mo sarili mo,” said JobStreet.Com assistant marketing manager Raffy Vicente in an interview with ABS-CBN’s “TV Patrol”. 

He said call center and business process outsourcing companies taking part in the event are offering a total of 3,150 job openings. The other available positions are in IT (2,100), sales and marketing (1,650), and human resources (1,350).

Vicente said the companies are hiring employees on the spot.

Nearly 1,000 openings are also available for welders, electricians, carpenters, and engineers who want to work abroad.

Some companies taking part in the fair, which will be held until Friday, are looking for Web developers, animators, sales representatives, and online English tutors. 

“I do suggest na mag-attend sila ng mga job fair kasi marami naman talagang trabaho sa Pilipinas. Kailangan lang nilang hanapin,” Infinity Support human resources officer Amanda Escanler said.