MANILA, Philippines – The Jollibee Group recently signed a memorandum of agreement with the city government of Muntinlupa, led by Mayor Ruffy Biazon, to provide temporary employment to qualified senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs).
Under the said partnership, 32 qualified senior citizens and PWDs will be given an opportunity to work in the select branches of Jollibee, Greenwich, and Burger King in Muntinlupa City.
“More than just signing a mere document, we have opened up opportunities for people who are in need,” shared Hon. Ruffy Biazon, Muntinlupa City Mayor. “What we have actually done is break through some barriers for our fellow Muntinlupeños particularly to PWDs and seniors.”
“We are happy to partner with the Muntinlupa City government to cater to the needs of senior citizens and PWDs who aspire to work and remain active contributors to society,” shared Ruth Angeles, Jollibee Group Vice President and Head, Global Organization, Leadership and Culture and Head for Philippines HR. “Through our Inclusive Employment Program, we hope to forge more partnerships with local government units and open more employment opportunities for elderly and differently-abled persons across NCR and the country.”
The city’s Public Employment Service Office (PESO) will assist the Jollibee Group in the hiring process. Muntinlupa PESO will screen applicants before endorsing qualified candidates to the company. Once selected, successful candidates will be tasked with customer relations staff duties such as ushering customers and helping with table services.
Alongside Muntinlupa, Jollibee Group also partnered with the LGUs of Manila and Antipolo this year to implement its inclusive employment program.
Interested applicants can get more information on this employment program from the Muntinlupa Persons with Disability Affairs Office and the Office of Senior Citizen’s Affairs.