Semirara Opens 900 Jobs

Makati—(PHStocks)—Integrated energy company Semirara Mining and Power Corp. (SMPC, PSE: SCC) needs to fill around 930 positions to support the site rehabilitation of its Panian pit and commercial operation of its Molave and Narra mines.

In addition to dump truck and shovel operators, SMPC needs additional safety, mechanical, civil works, geodetic and maintenance personnel for its expanded operations.

“We will prioritize the hiring of qualified applicants from the host community. If there are residents who need additional training in order to qualify, we can also help with that,” said SMPC President and COO Victor A. Consunji.

In 2006, SMPC established Semirara Training Center Inc. (STCI) in Semirara Island to allow locals and workers’ dependents develop marketable skills.

A TESDA-accredited technical and vocational school, STCI offers certificate courses on automotive servicing, industrial electricity, metal welding, among others.

Applicants accepted into STCI receive free training and meal allowance for the duration of their course. Exemplary students also receive apprenticeship and job offers depending on the requirements of SMPC.

“SMPC is the single biggest employer in the area because majority of our workers come from Semirara and Caluya. In 2015 alone, our direct and indirect labor costs in the mine site amounted to over a billion pesos,” said Consunji.

Aside from providing high-value employment, SMPC provides its employees with free housing, water and electricity allowances, free shuttle service to and from work and free primary and secondary education for their dependents.

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