Munti seniors, PWDs hired for Jollibee restos

Senior and PWD hires show their orientation certificates at the Greenwich branch in Muntinlupa City Hall. | PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF JFC

Four Muntinlupa senior citizens and 15 persons with disabilities from the city were hired on-the-spot from a total of 167 applicants at the recently concluded Mega Jobs Fair at the SM Center Muntinlupa.

The batch is the latest hires under the City of Muntinlupa’s employment program for seniors and PWDs in cooperation with the Jollibee Foods Corporation, which also owns Greenwich and Burger King.

Lola Anicia, one of the beneficiaries, thanked the city government for the opportunity.

Malaking tulong ito para sa amin, pandagdag sa pambili ng pagkain, pambaon ng apo, at pambili rin ng maintenance (medicines). Napakalaking blessing nito para sa mga katulad naming seniors. Sana magtuloy-tuloy ang ganitong programa.”

(This is a big help for us, for buying more food, lunch for grandchildren, and for buying maintenance medicines. It’s a big blessing for those like us seniors. Hopefully, such program will continue.)

Mayor Ruffy Biazon lauded JFC and other establishments for giving seniors and PWDs more chances to be productive for the benefit of their families and respective communities.

The seniors and PWDs, who undertook an orientation program 1 February, will be assigned to various Jollibee, Greenwich and Burger King restaurants at Alabang Town Center, Festival Mall, SM Muntinlupa, and Shell Susana Heights-SLEX. 

The employment of seniors and PWDs is the result of a recently-signed memorandum of agreement between JFC and the city government through the Public Employment Service Office to provide opportunities for livelihood and to enhance self-sustainability.