By Miko L. Morelos
Philippine Daily Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines—Looking for a job? The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has around 200 vacancies in different departments which it wants to fill up.
MMDA General Manager Robert Nacianceno said yesterday that applicants should go to the agency’s office on Orense Street corner EDSA (Epifanio delos Santos Avenue) in Makati City with their resume so that they could check out what jobs were available.
As for skills requirements, Nacianceno pointed that the agency offers free training so this should not deter unskilled workers from applying.
“We train our employees to do different tasks like electrical [work] and carpentry, among others,” he said, adding, “They should take advantage of the free training the MMDA [conducts].”
Among the vacancies were for kamineros (road workers) who should be aged 18 to 50 years old. No educational attainment is required although this is a must for those applying to become traffic enforcers, Nacianceno said.
To qualify as a traffic enforcer, applicants should have at least two years of college. College graduates, on the other hand, could be upgraded to traffic officers who are entitled to higher pay.
Skills and educational background aside, Nacianceno said there was one thing they required of all applicants.
“The applicant must have the willingness to work,” he told the Inquirer over the phone. “In addition, they should also be physically capable of working.”
Workers could sign on to work with the agency on a three-month contract but Nacianceno said this would be renewed if the MMDA found the worker’s performance satisfactory, if not exemplary.
He added that they were continuously looking for new workers because the agency was constantly weeding out the incompetent and corrupt from its ranks.
“We fire people because of incompetence and other illegal acts like extortion, as well as tardiness and inefficiency,” he said. “We do this regularly because we don’t tolerate these [kinds of offenses].”
Monday, 8 March 2010
By Miko L. Morelos