Organization’s Virtual Event To Discuss Workforce as a Global Commodity Among Filipino Community

by Jim Bea Sampaga

Hosted by the Hawaii-Philippines Business & Economic Council, September’s Talk Story Virtual Event will explore the ever-changing global workforce and how it’s affecting the Filipinos in the homeland and diaspora.

The event will discuss the multifaceted Filipino workforce: the mass migration of Filipinos to the corners of the world to be a part of the global workforce, the trend of business process outsourcing companies and the Filipinos working in Hawaii’s tourism industry.

Randall Francisco, president of Kauai Chamber of Commerce, will moderate the event. The four featured panelists are:

Winnie Ferrer of Philippine-based PARMAN INC., a workforce recruiting agency;

Araceli Jimeno, the editor of a 2013 book that raised awareness in migration issues of Filipinos abroad;

Tim Mobley, president of business process outsourcing firm Connext Global Solutions;

And Gemma Weinstein, president of UNITE HERE Local 5, a labor union that represents Hawaii’s hospitality, healthcare and foodservice workforce.

The virtual event is part of the organization’s preparation ahead of the Aloha & Mabuhay Conference on October 13 and 14.

Catch the Virtual Talk Story Event on Facebook Live at facebook.com/hpbecFB on September 2, 4 pm HST.


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