DMCI to hire 2,000 skilled workers in Q3 this year

CONSTRUCTION company DM Consunji Inc. (DMCI) is in need of around 2,000 laborers to fill up various job orders for their projects this third quarter of the year, its top recruitment officer said.

“This quarter alone, we’ll be requiring 2,000 skilled workers composed of carpenters, masons, steelmen, operators [and] mechanics,” DMCI Human Resource Department (HRD) Supervisor Rolly Pabusta said during the official launch of FindWork held last week at a hotel in Makati City.

He said they hope to employ qualified applicants, including those accredited by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority. Currently, there are around 4.1 million certified graduates under the Tesda program, of which 2.1 million are graduates and 2 million are upcoming graduates.

“This is [a] very opportune time for Tesda to include these requirements in their planning programs so that applicants can now probably apply with them [and], eventually, through FindWork,” he said.

Tesda has forged a partnership with FindWork, a job-search app provider that connects hiring companies with prospective applicants. Their collaboration guarantees the finishers of the former’s technical-vocational program will immediately be included in the latter’s system to increase their chances of employment.

“FindWork has this mission to assist [or] help Filipino white-collar jobseekers, and DMCI also has these requirements for this type of sector,” the HRD supervisor of DMCI said.

Pabusta also bared they will hire around 10,000 workers by next year should they get the infrastructure projects they bid for under the “Build, Build, Build” program of the government.

The construction arm of DMCI Holdings Inc., DMCI has more than 50 years of solid track record of building projects and structures here and abroad.

To date, it has built the largest number of commercial establishments, high-rise offices and residential condominiums and infrastructure projects nationwide.

The firm has booked orders at P29 billion as of June 30, mostly in buildings and infrastructure.

For the first six months of 2018, it posted a 13-percent hike in revenue to P7.2 billion, from P6.4 billion recorded in the same period last year.

Profit-wise, its net income grew to P676 million in the first half of this year from the P497 million generated during the same period in 2017.

DMCI is bullish on increased order bookings in 2019 on the back of its ongoing bids and negotiations of public and privately funded projects.

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Roderick L. Abad graduated from Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, with a degree course in Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication. He has 12 years of journalism experience, starting as a Special Features Writer in a major daily newspaper. In 2006, he moved to the BusinessMirror in the same capacity and, eventually, became a beat reporter. To his credit, he was a finalist in the 2011 Holcim Journalism Awards for Sustainable Construction and the 2013 Lasallian Scholarum Awards. He remains affiliated with the BusinessMirror as a contributor.

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