We are an American couple who will be visiting the Philippines in a few weeks. We will be spending a few days in Dumaguete while we are here. Although this is a vacation, we are also here for my husband's business. He does software development as well as internet solutions like marketing and website development and things like that.
He is very interested in the potential of hiring an employee or two while he is there. He is already working with a couple of people from Cebu and Manila. If things go well, we have played with the idea of opening an office and even moving here to run it down the road one day.
We are interested in Dumaguete because it is smaller a smaller city and we also like the coast. We also think we might feel safer here than in a large city. We know that Dumaguete has a number of universities, so we thought this might be the place to find good raw talent.
Does anyone have suggestions on how to find potential employees to meet with and interview while we are here? We know that craigslist isn't popular like in the states. Would contacting universities directly be the best bet? Any help would be appreciated.
Also, although we appreciate any help anyone can provide, we aren't looking to contract through a third party. He has done that many times in the past, but now is looking to work directly with his resources on projects.
Thanks in advance.