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Infotech, tourism–related biz are city’s top job generators
by Hanna Lacsamana

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and tourism-based economy proved to be the big drivers for manpower requirement among investors, according to raw data of Philippine Employment Service Office (PESO) Baguio office.

Call center agents, skilled workers, and shopping mall staff members landed in the top five job vacancies for 2012.

PESO’s accomplishment report showed call center agents topped the list of occupations from last year with 3,600 vacancies, followed by production operators (1,900), quality control/office staff (1,300), sales clerks (1,200), and service crew (700). Promodisers, administration assistants, supervisors, management trainees, and engineers/field coordinators/merchandisers round up the top 10 occupations needed by companies last year.

The data underscored Baguio City’s competitive ICT capability with the business process outsourcing industry’s continuous demand for manpower.

Loakan’s Export Processing Zone is also cited as a big contributor in employment for skilled workers in production.

The city’s booming economy is likewise highlighted through the increasing demands for goods and services, as well as the healthy purchasing power of consumers.

In business establishments like SM City Baguio, cyclical hiring is dictated by the influx of local residents and incoming tourists especially during peak season. This is one of the reasons why there are constant job vacancies for mall operations work. As of Jan. 31, the mall has a total headcount of 2,989 employees that include affiliates, tenants, administration, and agency contract employees.

The PESO report acknowledges the awareness of investors and business owners of the existing BLISTT (Baguio, La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tuba and Tublay) plan, which mandates prioritizing Baguio residents for employment. OIC Romelda Escaño said it helps that companies prefer to hire graduates from Baguio’s educational institutions.

“The feedback from many companies is that they prefer Baguio graduates. Apart from the fact that they’re intellectually at par or maybe even better than the Ivy League universities in Manila, they are humble, teachable and not jaded,” Escaño said. She added these graduates prefer to work in Baguio because of the city’s “small-town feel with big city benefits.”

Total actual job vacancies reported in 2012 is 37,944. For 2013, PESO is targeting 39,841 job vacancies.

 
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Villagers attend BFAR training

Women’s organization in Atok earn government recognition

Mayor allows peddlers to sell anew in select areas

SME Academy advocates sound fiscal management

Ifugao farmers learn integrated goat mgmt

Ifugao town gets P400 K for sugarcane prod’n

Officials in Ifugao support institutionalization of PESO

Ifugao gets P3 M for projects

KASC partners with Korean company in soybeans making

DOLE holds labor education to 800 graduating IFSU students

710 students to work under SPES in Mountain Province

Eco–tourism park in Bokod eyed

Tourism remains city’s main earner

Women feature local goods in bazaar

Agri officials highlight bees’ contribution in pollination


Department of Tourism – CAR
Informatics College
King’ College of the Philippines
University of Baguio

Baguio Country Club
Benguet Electric Coooperative, Inc.
Department of Health – CAR
Department of Labor and Employment – CAR
Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan
Mayor Romeo K. Salda
National Grid Corporation of the Philippines
Philex Mining Corporation
Philippine Information Agency – CAR
Philippine Veterans Bank
Pines City Colleges
Saint Louis University
Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Benguet
Sangguniang Panlungsod ng Baguio

AHEAD Tutorial and Review
Assumption Medical and Diagnostic Center
Baguio Center Mall
Baguio Central University
Baguio Multicultural Institute
Baguio Water District
Bureau of Jail Management and Penology
C & AAA Supermart
Congressman Mark O. Go
Congressman Ronald M. Cosalan
Cordillera Kidney Specialists, Inc.
Cordillera School of Digital Arts
Department of Agriculture – CAR
Department of Environment and Natural Resources – CAR
Department of Public Works and Highways – CAR
Department of Trade and Industry – CAR
Department of Transportation – CAR
Dreamforce Review and Training Center
Fabulo Beauty and Image Salon
Far East Pacific Commercial
Filipino–Japanese Foundation of Northern Luzon, Inc.
FOX Visus Immigration Consultancy
GMS Technology
Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company
Maybank
Mother Earth Deli Basket
National Telecommunications Commission
NIIT
Overseas Workers Welfare Administration – CAR
R.A. Gapuz Review Center, Inc.
Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board – CAR
Rianella Printing Press
Social Security System
Solibao – Ganza Restaurant

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