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California-based employment firm to open office in PH by end of 2023

Philippine Post

CSI president Marge Cordiales-Martinesz and Philippines Vice Consul Ralph Jacob Viloria with the CSI staff and Philippine team during its 30th anniversary celebration.

LOS ANGELES – CSI Professionals Inc., a leading California-based and Filipino-run employment agency, is heightening its presence in the Philippine market by targeting to open up a branch office in the country before end-2023.

CSI founder and president Marge Ordiales-Martinez said as the company celebrated its 30 years of existence last month, its goal is to focus more on reaching out and trying to help more Filipinos realize their dreams of working and living in the United States come true.

During the recent CSI’s 30th year anniversary celebration, Martinez said the company’s expansion program in the Philippines is also part of their aim to intensify their desire to continue to give back to the community.

Having been an immigrant herself, Martinez knew how hard it is and could relate to those Filipinos who would want to seek greener pasture in the United States but could not find a way to do so.

“We want to let our fellow Filipinos know that CSI is here to offer a more personalized employment and immigration services,” she said.

As part of its global diversification efforts, Martinez said CSI will be reinforcing its multi-cultural approach to providing employment to different nationalities, across the globe under the stewardship of CSI’s Director for Strategic Partnerships Rene Martinez.

In July this year, CSI had commissioned its highly skilled training team, headed by CSI International Business Specialist Anamika Sangwan, to conduct numerous collaboration and information drives in the Philippines.

During the month-long collaboration meetings, the team had visited at least 21 educational institutions in Manila and nearby provinces including Asian Institute of Management, De La Salle College of Saint Benilde, St. Scholastica’s College, University of Batangas and among others.

Martinez, who is married to Los Angeles County Filipino American Employees’ Association (LACFAEA) president Edwin Martinez, believes that what sets the CSI apart from other employment agencies is its utmost commitment to its clients.

“A regular employment agency will just take your application, and never call you back,” Martinez said, adding that they’ve accumulated a full timeline of success in placing candidates in jobs, assessing resumés, and in coaching and mentoring.

For the past three decades, the premier employment agency has been posting a steady growth of about 15 percent to 20 percent in terms of permanent job placement for specialized occupations or those with specialized knowledge or bachelor’s degrees.

Taking into account its aggressive expansion plan, CSI targets this level to further increase to 30 percent in the near-term.

In the next coming years, Martinez said CSI would also be putting more emphasis on handling the demands of the workforce of the new century.

This includes mentoring and coaching about the balances of work and personal life—building contractual relationships with life coaches to speak or mentor new comers or even local and international job seekers. This, she said, would be for both CSI staff and staffing.

“With the demands and our fast paced lifestyle, environment, and increasing needs, it is becoming more difficult to balance Work and Family Life,” Martinez said.

Another unique CSI trait, Martinez said, is “consistency” — consistency in thriving to think of better and effective ways to bring families together, through employment petition.

“CSI looks to continuously and consistently learn to bring more trainees and specialized workers, to be globally competitive,” Martinez said.

At present, CSI specializes in employment-based visa petitions: J-1, F-1 (CPT & OPT), H-3, H-1B & Labor Certifications involving EB-3 & EB-2. With these employment-based petitions, international applicants with advance degrees are able to pursue with employment-based change of status and proceed to permanent resident ( or Green Card) later on.

CSI initially started its operation in Chicago, Illinois in 1993, providing legal expert counsel in the field of immigration and employment.

In September 1995, the company put up a Los Angeles branch. Its headquarter, where it serves as its corporate office and training facility, is located in Glendale.

CSI’s partner/affiliate companies are in the field of manufacturing; legal entities specializing in medical and personal injury cases; real estate and corporate law; commercial and real estate property management; information technology, construction; and artificial intelligence. Source:

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