Business Classification of the Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMES) Industry in Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines
Reynaldo A. Bareño1, Judy Ann F. Gimena 2, Jesszon B. Cano3
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Arcelo Memorial National High School – Cebu
University of Cebu – Banilad
Bohol Island State University – Candijay, Bohol, Philippines
Industries including SMEs employed contractual employees to cater to the high demand of the labor force during peak months. Through this, they will be able to save costs on benefits. This study explored the experiences of the employer and employees of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Mandaue City, Cebu, 2022. This study utilized descriptive research using quantitative data. In particular, the study was conducted in the selected barangays where there the target small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) were located. Using the purposive sampling technique, the respondents of this study were the ten (10) representatives and employees under a short-term employment contract of the small and medium-sized enterprises in Mandaue City, Cebu. Frequency count and the simple percentage were computed to analyze the data about the profile of the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The majority of the small and medium-scale enterprises operating in the selected barangays in Mandaue City had 10-99 employees and owned Php3,000,000.00 to Php15,000,000.00. Moreover, more of them were engaged in logistics, warehousing, trading selling construction supplies, and real estate and offering air and sea freight forwarding, trucking, household removals, warehousing, inventory management, courier services, and door-to-door delivery. Also, a good number the SMEs cater to the logistics, warehousing, and trading market.
Keywords: Human resource management, labor relations, short-term employment, small and medium-sized enterprises, Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines.