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Homegrown restaurant company Jollibee Foods Corp. (JFC) and the Pasay City Government under Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano on Monday signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) that will give qualified senior citizens and differently-abled individuals an opportunity to serve as customer relations staff in the combined 25 company-owned branches of Jollibee, Chowking, Greenwich, Burger King and Red Ribbon in Pasay City.

Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) Director for Makati and Pasay Field Office Joel Petaca and Pasay Public Employment Service Office (PESO) Manager Filipinas Rosario Cea Sampang witnessed the signing of the joint initiative, along with other city officials and some senior citizens and differently-abled individuals from different communities in Pasay.

“We’re pleased to support this laudable program by the Pasay City Government through its PESO that recognizes the value and contribution of the elderly and PWD as productive members of the community,” said JFC Regional Business Unit Head of Metro South John Velasco.

“This partnership is consistent with our commitment in JFC as a global Filipino company to promote and practice inclusivity and diversity in the workplace,” he added.

Over 70 individuals will form part of the first batch of this employment program with guidelines set by Pasay PESO, the same office mandated to screen applicants before endorsing qualified candidates to JFC.

Interested senior citizens and differently-abled individuals must also pass the physical, medical, and laboratory tests by the Pasay City Health Department before getting certified as fit to work.

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