First Balfour president Anthony Fernandez and AVP-HR Maria Victoria Aquino, with Rev. Fr. Roberto Ebiza, cut the ribbon on the new recruitment hubFirst Balfour has opened a recruitment office in Cebu City to fill its massive human resource requirements over the next three years.
In the ribbon-cutting and office blessing, president and chief operating officer Anthony Fernandez was accompanied by AVP for human resources (HR) Maria Victoria Aquino, along with First Balfour employees from Cebu Link Joint Venture. The blessing was officiated by Rev. Fr. Roberto Ebiza.
HR head Carlos Pedro Salonga said: “We are thrilled by the prospects and the future we are building. With our growth and expansion plans and the increasing competition for specialized skills, we found it essential to implement alternative channels to bring in more skilled workers to form part of our growing cadre of project employees.”
Moreover, the company has set up recruitment hubs in the cities of Baguio, Lipa and Legazpi to meet its goal to employ over 5,000 workers to bulk up its workforce.
“With dedicated recruitment centers, we will be able to get ourselves closer to where the labor pools are,” Salonga added.
Housed at Green Orkid Commercial Complex along N. Escario Street, the 111-square meter office has a meeting room, workstations for recruitment staff and a lounge for receiving applicants. Currently, recruitment activities are being managed by Aquino in collaboration with the corporate talent acquisition and onboarding team.
The Cebu recruitment office targets to hire 1,000 new employees including engineering and construction professionals and direct workers for its ongoing projects in Leyte and Negros Oriental. It is likewise open for drivers and operators who are interested to work for the company’s equipment rental business, T1 Rentals. (Story/Photos by: Dolly Pasia-Ramos)