Subic workforce reaches 145K
The workforce at Subic Freeport Zone has reached 145,230 people as of April, according to the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA).
SBMA chair and administrator Rolen Paulino said the figure represents all workers currently employed by the 3,689 companies operating at the Subic freeport.
He said the number would likely grow further by the end of 2022 with more companies planning to set up shop in Subic.
In a Punto Central Luzon report, Paulino said 64,474 of the 145,230 employees came from Olongapo City, representing 44.39 percent of the total workforce.
Workers from Zambales were the second highest contributor to the total workforce, with 27,087 employees, followed by Bataan with 18,062 employees, according to the report.
“The agency is looking forward to the next few months as more and more companies are investing here in Subic Bay Freeport. I am quite certain that the numbers will go up, especially now that most of the workers here are fully vaccinated,” Paulino said.
“Right now, the agency is regularly posting job vacancies and conducting job fairs since most of the companies here that were badly affected by the pandemic are now reopening, while some are currently expanding,” he said.
“Our Labor Department under the leadership of Atty. Melvin Varias is busy with sorting out applicants who are looking to land a job from the numerous job vacancies in Subic Freeport,” Paulino said.
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