HIRED ON THE SPOT | 99 Hanjin workers find job in ‘Build Build Build’ caravan

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FEBRUARY 11, 2019 – Some displaced workers of the bankrupt Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines in Subic landed new jobs during the “Build Build Build” Jobs Caravan on Saturday.

The job fair was ordered by President Rodrigo Duterte to absorb workers affected by the shipyard’s financial woes, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said.

“Nang malaman po ng Pangulong Duterte na nagkaproblema po ang Hanjin, nagpa-organize po siya agad ng jobs caravan, at natutuwa naman ako sa nakikita ko dahil marami ang naghahanap ng trabaho, at marami na ang na-hire on-the-spot,” DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said.

A total of 106 employers were present in the event, offering around 30,000 jobs to 4,051 applicants.

Of this number, a total of 2,464 are former Hanjin workers. Ninety-nine of them were hired on the spot.

The applicants hired will fill in the positions of welders, electricians, masons, fitters, engineers, drivers, painters, scaffolders, riggers, administrative assistants or clerks, sales, and marketing.

A total of 3,000 Hanjin workers feared impending job displacement after the Korean shipbuilding firm declared bankruptcy earlier this year.

It has already applied for a corporate rehabilitation.