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The two-day Talakudong Job Fair accommodated 305 jobseekers from different barangays of Tacurong and neighboring municipalities of Sultan Kudarat and South Cotabato. The Fair was conducted on September 14-15, 2012 in front of the City Hall Building.
At least 200 available jobs were offered by eight registered recruitment agencies that joined the event: M.G.M. International Recruitment Services, Inc.; DA Rodrigo International, Inc.; East West Placement Center; Good Day Recruitment Agency, Inc.; Lizsil International Manpower Agency; Non-stop Overseas Employment Services, Inc.; Zontar Manpower Services, Inc.; and MMML Recruitment Services, Inc.
Out of the hundreds of applicants, at least ten had been hired on the spot. Twenty-seven year old Victor Becodo, a barangay electrician of Kalandagan was one of the lucky applicants who were hired on the spot by East West Placement Center, an overseas recruitment agency based in Manila.
Ten local business establishments from Tacurong, Koronadal and Davao also participated in the Talakudong Job Fair. These were: Kimsan Plaza Corporation; Talakudong Foods Corporation or Jollibee; Tacurong Fit Mart, Inc.; Swana Mercantile Inc.; Edjin Pension House; KCC Mall Of Marbel, St. Louis Hospital, and Concentrix, a call center company based in Davao City.
The Philippine National Police and the 601st I.B. and 61STCivil Military Operation Company also participated in the Job Fair to recruit new members of the police force and Armed Forces.
The Job Fair was part of the City’s 12th Foundation Anniversary dubbed as Talakudong Festival 2012 and spearheaded by the city government through its Public Employment Service Office in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment-Sultan Kudarat Field Office (DOLE-SK).
Mayor Lina O. Montilla personally facilitated the opening of the said event signifying her all out support in increasing the city’s employment rate. Also in attendance were Job Fair Chairperson Benjamin P. Fajardo Jr. and DOLE-SK Provincial Head Arlene R. Bisnon.
Myla D. Muyco-LGU PESO