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Over 5,000 foreign jobs await Ilocanos


LAOAG CITY, Philippines- A Manila-based recruitment firm is back in the province again to offer over 5,000 jobs for Ilocanos willing to relocate abroad.

Set on July 28-29, the special recruitment activity will be in partnership with the Laoag City government.

Over the past 34 years, Bison Management Corporation (BMC) president Belen Al-Humayed said they have deployed thousands of Filipino workers mostly in neighboring Asian countries, Middle East, Europe, USA and its territories.

These jobs range from healthcare, construction,maintenance, oil and gas, hospitality, sales merchandisers and dairy workers, among others.

BMC first visited Ilocos Norte in April this year upon the initiative of an Ilocano nurse consultant Riza Tongson-Espe from the United Kingdom who hails from Anao, Piddig town.

“I want the best for the Ilocanos because we have been identified as one of the hard workers through out the world,” said Espe in a press conference held Tuesday in this city.

According to Espe, a case study she personally conducted in 2016 showed that some Ilocanos who wish to apply for work abroad as hard up in the processing of their papers as it entails a lot of money and effort to go to Metro Manila where most recruitment agencies are based.

To lessen the burden and cut cost on travel and processing of papers, BMC plans to set up its own office in Laoag this October to cater to more applicants.

BMC is also partnering with the newly-launched 9.0 Niner Laoag, a review center for International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The English proficiency examination is required for non-native English speakers who want to work or study in an English country.

“I hope fellow Ilocanos will take advantage of the opportunity as this is something not to be missed,” Espe added.

In support to the massive special recruitment activity, Marlo Tejada, Director of Operations of 9.0 Niner Laoag said a review center is now in place at the second floor of the Antonio Building located at the Gov. Primo Lazaro corner Paco Roman streets, this city.

“We want to give more opportunities to Ilocanos so we put up our own for people to have enough options where to review. We want to help them pass exam,” said Tejada, who also comes from Piddig town.(LGA/PNA)

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