02 August 2013

SBMA, JobStreet.com to develop microsite for Subic Freeport jobseekers

The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) and JobStreet.com recently signed an agreement to improve job-seeking opportunities in this free port.

The agreement will ensure the development of a microsite that will be made exclusive for Subic Bay Freeport business locators to post their job vacancies and labor requirements.

“It’s just like the huge bulletin boards we maintain for the benefit of job-seekers in the Subic Bay area and adjacent communities. Only this time, we will be going digital via the Internet,” said SBMA Chairman Roberto Garcia.

“This project will actually serve both the public and the companies inside the free port, as the microsite will serve as a vehicle for locators to inform the community about their labor needs and for jobseekers to know of existing opportunities,” he added.

SBMA labor department manager Severo Pastor Jr. signed the agreement on behalf of the Subic agency, while marketing director Yoda Buyco did the same for JobStreet.com.

For easier access, Pastor said the microsite will be linked to the main page of JobStreet.com athttp://www.jobstreet.com/ and the official SBMA website http://www.mysubicbay.com.ph/.

Pastor said that the microsite will particularly be helpful to Subic Freeport locators who are looking for workers with specialized skills that sometimes cannot be sourced locally.

“This will open job opportunities even for those skilled workers residing outside Zambales and Bataan. This microsite will reach out to them,” Pastor said.

He added that this project will also give options to jobseekers to apply on-line instead of filing walk-in applications.

As of 2012, companies in the Subic Bay Freeport Zone employ a total of 89,104 workers, most of them in industries like manufacturing, services, and tourism.

Garcia recently said that the Subic agency is coordinating with local government units adjacent to Subic for them to accommodate some spill-over investment projects from the free port in order to provide more employment opportunities to residents in the Subic Bay area. (FMD/MPD-SBMA))

SBMA labor manager Severo Pastor Jr. concludes an agreement with JobStreet.com marketing director Yoda Buyco for the development of a microsite for job postings in the Subic Bay Freeport.