The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (Peza) has unveiled an online work expo. It provides more than 40,000 openings around the country and includes call center vacancies from home.
The move aimed at helping stem the worsening unemployment, which the pandemic brought to its highest in more than a decade.
According to the ecozone agency, work openings focused on job vacancies identified by companies registered with Peza. The exhibition opened on Wednesday.
Another assumption is that the investment projects approved earlier this month. And then, it will create 28,811 jobs once these are operational, Peza said.
Interested applicants may check the vacancies on Peza’s official website at an online portal. They can filter their choices, choose by location or sector, or just select jobs that make opportunities for work-from-home.
“These job vacancies are for Filipinos of any working age. And then, there will be no educational attainment discrimination in the hiring of workers in the ecozones,” said Peza Director General Charito Plaza.
Peza Provided an Online Skills Training Program
This is part of the Dollar system of the organization. It stands for Construction Outreach to Labor, Health, and Capital Advancement. Peza said there will also be an online skills training program.
The initiation of the program was in the midst of a health crisis. Then, there was another epidemic during the pandemic. It brought on by some of the misguided priorities of the administration.
The latest available data shows that 7.3 million Filipinos were unemployed. It was during the second month of April’s lockout when 75 percent of the country’s economic activity stopped.
The unemployment rate hit 17.7 percent that month, the highest in 15 years, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority.
Unemployment has also been worsened by job losses of tens of thousands of Filipinos employed abroad. It was after a global economic recession. In addition, the problems were the health crisis, prompting many businesses to lay off workers.