CLARK FREEPORT ZONE – The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) launched a job fair in a supermall here on November 29, 2017.
With a tagline “Get HOTS (Hired on the Spot), the said job fair saw a large number of applicants vying for employment in Clark Freeport Zone. Almost all companies inside Clark opened booths to accommodate the horde of job seekers.
Applicants, many of them young people, flocked to Clark Development Corporation’s ‘Get HOTS’ job fair.
Many of the applicants were young people who have just graduated from college. The large number of applicants matches the demands of businesses in Clark, especially now that the freeport zone is steadily gaining prominence in Luzon.
Among the guest speakers were Former Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Benjamin Defensor, Jr. who came and spoke before the applicants.
Former Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Benjamin Defensor, Jr. addressed the crowd of job seekers at SM Clark.
Capitalizing on Manpower
In August 2017, based on CDC’s presentation to Clark’s investors, the freeport zone had more than 900 locators. These locators were manned by more than 101,000 workers.
Since the current Philippine government is rapidly developing Clark, this number of workers is expected to balloon over the next years.
Recently, the Mercedes-Benz Group Services Philippines, Inc. (MBGSP) opened its Clark location. Its chief executive officer, Mr. Heiko Nitsche, said the company will expand its team to include more than a hundred talents.
Also cited in the CDC presentation are the possible novelties in Clark in 2018. In the first-half of 2018 alone, Marriott Hotel and Hilton Hotel are expected to open in Clark. Top locators in Clark like SFA Semicon and Nanox Philippines are expected to open thousands of vacant positions in their respective sites.