This Is Why Laguna Should Be Your Next Work Destination
December 10, 2015
Gone are the days when most people think that the only place where they can find their best chances for career growth is Manila, and so they target jobs located in the Metro. Nowadays, work opportunities can also be found outside the Metro; for instance, Laguna. In the past few years, more and more companies are taking advantage of what Laguna’s strategic location can provide their businesses, such as its accessibility to the market here and abroad, and have either relocated or branched out to secure their presence in the said province. Maple Beans Cafe owner, Judith Cinco, and Chemical researcher, Vida Famorcan, for example, shared their experiences of holding jobs in Laguna. They both said that Laguna’s environment, culture and people make them feel more relaxed working there. “It’s the people I love the most about working in Laguna,” Vida says, “they’re most often approachable and willing to point you to the right person to talk to. My work becomes easier because of them.” Vida also shares that Laguna has closed-knit communities where they know everyone, making it easy for her to find the people she needs to connect with regarding matters she attends to for her company. “It is easy to find the right people needed for approvals and requirements. It is also easy get a number of people for surveys or recruitment.” Judith, on the other hand, encourages her fellow Laguenos to practice their professions in Laguna: “If you’re from Laguna, you no longer need to look far to find a suitable job for you because Laguna can now offer you the same opportunities you will find in Manila.” Laguenos no longer need to worry about having to go through horrendous traffic just to get to work. With the opportunities already present in Laguna, they can choose to work in their hometown, not needing to be stuck in traffic for almost three hours on a bad day, and breathing cleaner air than they would in Manila.
The rise of commercial and business hubsLaguna is known for its beautiful lakes and majestic mountains—such as the famous Mt. Makiling, Mt. Banahaw, and Sierra Madre—providing a lot of opportunities for vacation, travel and tourism. The long list of hot spring resorts are also some of the most sought-after destination for many people who want some sort of getaway, and some R&R. And who can forget the agricultural and horticultural opportunities, too? Laguna, however, will not only be known for all of these—it has evolved into a destination for professionals seeking career growth, too. Business and commercial hubs have risen such as the Laguna Techno Park where at least 99 companies—from automotive to electronic and manufacturing companies—had been built. More than that, suburban parks such as Nuvali and Eton city in Sta. Rosa, which are home to a diverse set of industries ranging from BPO to Marketing and Real Estate, also attract professionals.
(Source: Ayala Land Properties)Nuvali has schools and restaurants all over, while Eton city, which is dubbed as the New Makati of the South, offers an extensive list of commercial facilities among residential communities. Career opportunities in Laguna, including job vacancies for a marketing specialist, a bookkeeper, a head technician or part of the technical support staff, are also easy to find via Kalibrr. “It’s easy to be productive,” says Judith. "It’s provincial yet near Manila. Work-life balance is attainable because of the presence of commercial areas and R&R venues.”