Jollibee To Hire PWDs, Senior Citizens In Manila Stores
JOLLIBEE – Manila Mayor Isko Moreno and Jollibee Food Corps. (JFC) signed an agreement to hire senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs) in Manila outlets.
Following a previous article, Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko” Moreno urged all the fast-food establishments in the city to hire persons with disabilities (PWD) and senior citizens. This is just one of the politician’s project to help the people living in the city.
Based on a report from ABS-CBN News, the officer-in-charge of Manila’s Public Employment Service Office (PESO), Fernam Bermejo said four fast-food restaurants under Jollibee Foods Corps. (JFC) met with Isko Moreno to sign an agreement on Friday, August 23.
Jollibee, Mang Inasal, Greenwich and Chowking are looking to hire 30 deaf and mute and 78 elderly people to work for its 39 branches in the city of Manila. This is a first in the history of the largest fast-food operator in the country.
According to the report, the senior citizens are in charge to do the “light tasks” like ushering the customers and helping them follow up orders. According to the Memorandum of Agreement signed by the Manila mayor and JFC, they can earn as much as 5K per month and will only work for 4hrs a day.
Qualified senior citizen workers are assigned between 8 am and 5 pm. Head of JFC country business group, Joseph Tanbuntiong, said they want to see the elderly people enjoy their job and also help the company.
“Dapat ‘yung nag-eenjoy sila at nakaka-contribute din sila sa tindahan natin.”
“Mas okay kung ‘yung walking distance lang ang bahay [sa store] para hindi na mahirapan,” he added.
Based on the report, the deaf or mute person will be hired as a regular employee. They have a medical exam that is expected to start next week.
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