MANILA, June 14, 2016 – Like the good business that it is – one involved in saving souls – the Catholic Church needs pretty much everything a regular company requires: engineers, accountants, web developers, teachers, marketing professionals, managers, and the like.
To help facilitate that need, a website now exists to help Catholic institutions and groups meet potential employees interested to work and serve the Church with their expertise and talents.
Launched last March 19, feast day of St. Joseph, the patron of workers, www.catholicjob.ph is a free online service that encourages professionals to be part of the doings of the Church; contributes to the growth of the Philippine economy, and provides a better alternative to traditional job listing sites and ads.
How to use the site
Founded by Joseph Malinis, a financial advisor based in Makati, Catholic institutions and groups may avail of the website’s online services by following these steps:
- Visit www.catholicjob.ph
- Those offering a job vacancy can click the button “Post a Job” and have their listing posted. An unlimited number of job listings may be posted.
- Job-seekers can click on their desired job vacancy and apply directly online.
According to Malinis, who works on the site together with blogger and analytics expert Carlo Cruz, the inspiration for the site came when after spending 11 years in a seminary in the U.S., he started to work for his parents’ dry cleaning business where he had to handle recruitment.
Wanted: Catholic employees
“Like many other businesses, the recruitment process is quite important and at the same time, challenging. Therefore, I saw this as a good opportunity to create a solution in the recruitment process. Like major companies, I believe that the Catholic institutions also encounter challenges in meeting their new candidates,” said Malinis in an interview with CBCPNews.
“The website encourages participation in the doings of the Church. The job categories allow all individuals regardless of their age and capacity to apply their knowledge in the workforce. In this way, I see this as an important addition to the longevity of the Church.”
The fledgling site currently has the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila, Diocese of Pasig, Assumption College Makati, and TV Maria onboard.
For sponsorships and partnerships, interested parties may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Nirva’ana Ella Delacruz / CBCPNews)