High demand for ESL teachers noted

By: Julit C. Jainar May 22,2016 - 08:39 PM
FOR BUSINESS/JULY 15, 2010:Mr. Wesley Chiongbian, president, CEO mynimo.com. (CDN PHOTO/JUNJIE MENDOZA)

CHIONGBIAN

ONLINE job portal Mynimo.com has noted a higher demand for English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers although the most in-demand job in Cebu is still related to information technology.

“The demand for teachers doubled this year but the number of people who want to work and become teachers actually decreased this year compared to last year,” said Mynimo.com president Wesley Chiongbian.

From January to April this year, he said the number of jobs posted online increased by 35 percent. The most in-demand were IT workers.

Mynimo.com, in coordination with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP), will hold its third Happy Jobs Fair on May 28 at SM City Cebu Trade Hall.

The fair will offer 7,535 local and overseas job vacancies from over 77 companies and employment agencies. As of last week, there were 5,654 registered applicants.

To assist the job applicants will be representatives of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Social Security System (SSS), Philippine Health Insurance Corp. and Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG).

“Our goal is not just to provide a venue for job-hunting. We’ll also be there to help applicants learn about best practices when applying for jobs,” Chongbian said.

Applicants were advised to bring at least five copies of their résumé, dress appropriately, and be optimistic and confident.

Evelia Durato, POEA-7 chief, said Cebuano workers enjoy an edge because they are “more industrious, capable and have a good command of the English language.”

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