The Municipality of Baliwag under the leadership of Mayor Ferdinand V. Estrella thru the assistance of the Public Employment Service Office, recently formed a partnership with A Square (formerly known as St. Augustine Square Mall) to facilitate the SUIT UP: JOB FAIR AND ONE STOP SHOP PROCESSING 2017. This is also in coordination with the Provincial Youth, Sports, and Employment Development Office (PYSEDO), Department of Labor and Employment and Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). This momentous event was held last June 16, 2017 at A Square, DRT High Way, Pagala, Baliwag, Bulacan.
The Job Fair and the One Stop Shop Processing was held simultaneously. There were 37 companies that participated with over 800 job seekers from Baliwag and nearby towns and provinces. One hundred seventy one (171) or 20.65% were Hired on the Spot (HOTS), higher than the average placement rate. The ONE STOP SHOP PROCESSING was participated by different government agencies like the Philippines Statistic Authority (PSA), PhilHealth, Municipal Treasury Office, Philippine National Police-Baliwag, Social Security System-Baliwag and PhilPost Office. One hundred sixty three (163) job seekers were able to secure employment related documents.
The event was graced by Mr. Mike Celis (Consultant, A Square), Mr. Antonio V. Pancho (General Manager, A Square), Mr. Nedy Roxas (PESO Baliwag Consultant), Jennelyn G. Marcelo (OIC-PESO Manager) Ms. Flordeliza Tamayo (Provincial PESO Bulacan, Division Chief) and Engr. Gerardo Pancho Rodriguez, (Operations Head, A. Square).
Hon. Ferdinand V. Estrella, Municipal Mayor of Baliwag gave an inspirational message to the job seekers. He congratulated the applicants who will be successfully hired and in case they are not hired, he encouraged them not to give up. Employment is one of the priority programs of Mayor Ferdie and he will always be ready to assist them till they find the employment fit for them.