ABOITIZ CONSTRUCTION, Inc. continues to hire more skilled workers as it resumes operations in construction sites across the country.

In a statement Tuesday, the company said it was looking for about 1,200 skilled workers to jumpstart work in sites in Surigao, Cebu, Iligan, Davao, Sarangani and Subic, after work was disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Aside from common construction workers such as engineers, pipefitters, welders, scaffolders and crane operators, Aboitiz Construction is also looking for health workers to ensure the well-being of its employees.

“Amidst the massive disruption in the labor market caused by the global pandemic, we are still fortunate to be able to offer jobs to a sector of Filipino workers who need livelihood the most,” Aboitiz Construction Vice-President Nina Ylagan-Pedro said in the statement.

Aboitiz Construction is part of the Aboitiz Group of Companies. The group’s listed holding company, Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc. (AEV), reported a 55% income decline to P4 billion in the first semester due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Shares in AEV fell 45 centavos or 0.91% to P48.95 apiece on Tuesday. — Denise A. Valdez