The times call for more inclusivity and diversity

  • Page Views 88

    Thankfully, the three-day jeepney strike ended peacefully. Who won? I hate to admit it, but
    PBBM won this fight.
    * * *
    Why? The strike was not doing any of the two sides good. The operators and drivers who joined showed their teeth, the government rattled their swords. In the end, we consumers were left gnashing our teeth, as confused as ever over the issue of the modernization of our mostly old, decrepit but still running jeepneys. They attract tourist raves, and are still able to help drivers earn their daily wage, so why put them in the trash bin?

    Fostering inclusivity and diversity at work.
    Age doesn’t really matter for the company, as it continues to bring joy not only to our kids, but also to senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWD).
    Oh, the joy of inclusivity! This is after the company announced the resumption of its inclusive employment program to hire senior citizens and PWDs in Manila by renewing its partnership with the city government of Manila.
    “We started this program in 2019 with the Manila LGU. Working on this program in the past few years has allowed us to see how our elderly and differently abled individuals have appreciated the opportunity to find gainful employment,” says Ruth Angeles, Jollibee Group vice president and head for human resources for both the Philippine and global organization, leadership, and culture. “The Jollibee Group continues to support this initiative of the Manila LGU, and we have been very fortunate to have a partner that shares the same desire and passion as the company in looking after the interest of our elderly and PWDs.”
    The partnership is consistent with the group’s commitment to provide equal employment opportunities to different sectors while promoting and practicing inclusivity and diversity in the workplace.

    It will hire 28 senior citizens and 17 PWDs as customer relations staff across the Manila branches of Jollibee, Chowking, Greenwich, and Burger King through the city’s Public Employment Service Office (PESO). Manila PESO will screen and determine qualified candidates before endorsing them to the company. Applicants must also secure a medical clearance from the Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center, the accredited hospital for this program.

    Interested applicants can get more information on this employment program from the Manila Department of Social Welfare and the Office of Senior Citizen’s Affairs.
    Back in 2019, the Jollibee Group was the first restaurant company in the Philippines to partner with the Manila LGU in providing jobs to over 100 qualified senior citizens and PWDs in the combined 39 branches of Jollibee, Chowking, Mang Inasal, and Greenwich in Manila. Besides Manila, the group also partnered with the LGUs of Antipolo and Pasay in 2019 to implement the same inclusive employment program. “We look forward to forging more partnerships with other LGUs so we can improve more lives and find reliable staff who can join us in our mission to share the joy of eating with everyone,” says Angeles.

    CAPTION: In photo: Officials from Jollibee Group represented by Public Affairs AVP Raul Academia and Philippine Region Human Resources director Anna Prado meet with Manila City Mayor Honey Lacuna-Pangan, Vice Mayor Yul Servo Nieto, and Secretary to the Mayor Marlon Lacson regarding their initiative for seniors and PWDs


    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 27 March 2023
      9 hours ago No comment

      ‘Walang KaPARIS’ brings back Empoy and Alessandra;BAFTA nominee Dolly de Leon in the movie

        Comedian Empoy Marquez flexes his dramatic muscle for his reunion with much awarded actress Alessandra de Rossi, “Walang KaParis.” The movie also serves as their reunion with their “Kita Kita” director and writer Sigrid Andrea Bernardo. At a recent roundtable with the “Walang KaParis,” Direk Sigrid said she ...

    • 27 March 2023
      9 hours ago No comment

      DISGC double Celebration: International Women’s Month and Anti-Racism Awareness Month

        Congratulations on the first community event commemorating International Women’s Month and,Anti- Racism Awareness Month, hosted by the Diversity and Inclusion Support Group of BC. Headed by Lina Vargas – President of DISGC community group. It was wonderful to see DISGBC Family Community CHANGE Makers come together with the ...

    • 27 March 2023
      9 hours ago No comment

      Vice Ganda grateful for being named most trusted entertainment presenter

        MANILA — Vice Ganda was overflowing with gratitude after being awarded this year’s Most Trusted Entertainment & Variety Presenter by Reader’s Digest for the fifth time. Speaking on “It’s Showtime” on Tuesday, he said: “Maraming maraming salamat po. Hanggang ngayon pinagkakatiwalaan niyo pa rin ako na magpatawa sa ...

    • 27 March 2023
      9 hours ago No comment

      Edgy “Teen Clash” premieres on iWantTFC

        New original series pushes the envelope with out-of-the-box storytelling and life lessons from Black Sheep SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.– “Teen Clash,” a part-rom-com, part-coming-of-age series, produced by iWantTFC and Black Sheep, recently premiered on iWantTFC. Inspired by the hit Wattpad story of the same title, the series navigates a ...

    • 27 March 2023
      9 hours ago No comment

      Anne Curtis raises more than P2 million after Tokyo Marathon

        MANILA – Anne Curtis was able to raise more than P2 million after finishing the Tokyo Marathon early this month. The funds will go for the Filipino children who are victims of abuse and violence in our country. “We can ALL be heroes, even if it’s just for ...

    %d bloggers like this: