In celebration of the National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week, the city government of Taguig held a PWD job fair, Pinoys with disabilities, at the City Hall grounds. Recruiters setup booths that offered job placements for PWD applicants as well as the non-PWD jobseekers. Recruiters will be there at the Taguig City Hall grounds from July 17 to 22, 2013.
Speaking with one of the recruiters, Ms. Richelle Mesa informed this writer that most of the companies that have requested for new recruits give priority to PWDs. These companies are mostly in the manufacturing industry, such as toothpaste making, food packaging and corrugated box manufacturing. 90% of the PWDs hired tend to stay longer in employment that their non-PWD counterpart. Pinoys with disabilities who do get jobs tend to be more loyal to their employer, assuming that these employers treat their employees well and in a professional manner. PWD job fairs may be few and far in between but it is worthwhile for a PWD job seeker to visit one.
Mesa reiterated that in their experience, PWDs are better workers, spending less time on trivial pursuits and are more focused with the task at hand. They are not sickly nor any more prone to accidents as everybody else. PWD workers are efficient and have a high regard for their work. There are less impudence, sass and behavioral issues with PWDs as there are with non-PWD experienced applicants and sometimes with fresh graduates.
Here are the openings for PWDs and non-PWD job seekers:
- therapist (massage)
- nail technician
- line cooks
- managers and assistant managers
- pastry chef
- service crew
- pit crew
- pantry staff
Mesa reiterated that PWDs who want to apply after the job fair may still do so by email or visiting their office. Lakshmi Staff Assistance Services is located at Unit 427, Building L, One Oasis Condominium, Ortigas Avenue Extension, Brgy Sta Lucia, Pasig City. Open from Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Landline: (02) 379-3324