26 HOTS at Subic Freeport’s annual Labor Day jobs fair

Subic Bay Freeport—A total of 26 jobseekers were hired on the spot during the jobs fair held at the Harbor Point Ayala Mall on Labor Day, as part of the Labor Day celebration of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA). 

The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Labor Department kicks-off the Labor Day celebration with a 3-kilometer fun run for locator workers and their family members during the Labor Day celebration in the Subic Bay Freeport zone on Labor Day.

21 applicants were hired by Da Tian Subic Shoes Inc., manufacturer of popular shoe brands here; while two of them were hired by YZ Consultancy Services Incorporated, and the other three were hired by Coffee & Tea Connection. 

Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Chairman and Administrator Eduardo Jose L. Aliño with SBMA Labor Department manager and staff give a light chat with personnel of participating locators prior to the job fair opening during the Labor Day celebration in the Subic Bay Freeport zone on Labor Day.

SBMA Chairman and Administrator Eduardo L. Aliño said that the agency is aggressively attracting more businesses to locate in the Subic Bay Freeport zone and generate not only revenues for the national coffers, the agency and neighboring local government units, but also job opportunities for residents of nearby communities. 


Around 71 Freeport locators participated to offer a total of 4,463 job opportunities for the job seekers. 


Out of the 4,463 total manpower needs of participating Freeport locators, 2,146 applications were received from 500 applicants. 1,157 were interviewed before the job fair ended. 


Earlier that day, a three-kilometer fun run was held to kick-off the Labor Day events prepared by the SBMA Labor Department, where Freeport workers from various locators participated together with their family members. 


The Labor department also launched the online Labor Tiktok Dance Challenge, where worker participants filmed themselves at their workplaces. 


Last Friday, participants of the Zumbathon formed a human cross in support of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work. 


Meanwhile, a Symposium will also be held on May 8 at the Labor Training Room that will tackle the Department of Labor and Employment’s Department Order number 175, series of 2017 for locators engaged in Manpower Services/Agencies