Recognizing the Filipino worker of today as a vital asset of the country and in response to the need of reliable construction contractors that would build infrastructure for the growing economy - were the factors that made Mr. Jolie R. Pelayo, start JS Contractor in 1977. With the help of the friends of his parents (the late spouses Roberto M. Pelayo and Felipa R. Pelayo), contracts were obtained and completed for building 3 school houses, 2 health centers and (1) road project. This set off events that culminated in the granting by the Deparment of Labor and Employment for JS Contractor to undertake the recruitment of Filipino construction workers for overseas employment, in September 1979, which significantly coincided with the 2nd anniversary of the company.
On its first project as a recruitment company, it has deployed more than 1,200 construction workers in Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, from 1979-81. For the next decade, JS Contractor has opened into other Middle East countries such as Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. It has expanded into mobilizing and deploying different skills and positions, particularly in shiprepair yards, hospitals, hotels, desalination and power plants, manufacturing, factories and industrial facilities.
Charged with and dedicated to the immense task of giving professional services to its clients and applicants, JS Contractor was incorporated on August 20, 1991. The following year, Mrs. Mary Jean Pelayo Borra took over the work as President of the company. Under her leadership, JS Contractor Inc., soared to new heights - venturing into other labor markets and establishing allied businesses.
It was in June 1992 when JS Contractor Inc. was recognized as a Lead Agent for Taiwan by the Council of Labor Affairs in Taiwan and the Phil. Overseas Employment Administration. This started the quantum leap of the company with the deployment rising from a modest 500 in 1991 to 1,000 in 1992. It was made possible by the exceptional ability of Mr. Jackson T. Gan, Director for Marketing. After two years, seeing the marked increase in applicants and principals, JS Contractor came across the opportunity of acquiring a six (6) story building in Intramuros, Manila, which now serves as headquarters for its offices and subsidiaries.
The building was inaugurated in July 11, 1994 and since then JS Contractor Inc. has maintained its services not only in K.S.A., U.A.E. and Taiwan, but also opened its market to other countries - such as, U.K., U.S.A., Qatar, Dubai, Singapore, Brunei, Bahamas and Nigeria. From 1992 to 2002, the total cumulative deployment rose to almost 30,000 workers, majority of which are in Taiwan, R.O.C. The company has consistently been awarded by P.O.E.A. for the past years as the land-based agency with the highest number of skills deployed. In the Philippines, JS Contractor was the first recruitment agency to be certified to ISO 9002 standards, in March of 1999.
It is the only recruitment company where the management has not changed hands from the time of its inception. The organization boasts of its present staff of 120 employees, who are directly involved in the recruitment and selection of workers, all dedicated and honest people who have long years of experience in the industry. Its office facilities are within international standards, having spacious interview rooms and covered waiting areas, fully equipped with the latest technology in video interviews, computerized operations (thru Local Area Network) in the sourcing and processing of applicants - all designed to meet the requirements of its clients. Through the establishment of a branch office in Cebu City, (2nd largest city in the Philippines) in 1997, JS Contractor has strengthened its foothold in nationwide pooling.
Now on its 34th year, with MRS. MARY JEAN P. BORRA as President, the company aims for a brighter and dynamic path towards progress for clients' satisfaction. Its thrust is to take care of the Filipino workers so they can be the best in their employment. With the launching of its website and the computerized Interactive Recruitment Information Systems (IRIS), both the principals and the workers, will gain access to their present requirements. In this way, it ensures the company's growth and stability for the future.