Job seekers pay close attention to this news.
Rosalinda Baldoz, secretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), recently announced that the Labor Day celebration for this year will be highlighted by a nationwide job fairs.
According to Baldoz, DOLE will conduct modified Job Fairs in 44 areas across 17 regions in the country on May 1.
“The 2016 Labor Day celebration underscores the DOLE’s effort in developing the country’s top resource, our workers, and generating decent and productive jobs to secure a brighter future for the country,” remarked Baldoz.
This year’s theme for the said celebration will be “Kinabukasan Sigurado sa Disenteng Trabaho.”
During the job fairs, DOLE will also be conducting Career Fair for youth and students who want further guidance for making correct career choices. This will showcase industries that are expected to generate employment in the next 7 to 10 years.
“The Career Fair will feature the on-going human resource development initiatives of the DOLE in partnership with labor groups, employers, key sectors, and other government agencies. It will build on the Human Resource Development Roadmap and the Labor and Employment Plan for 2016-2022 to prepare the youth for the future of work.”
The Labor Secretary added that they are expecting about 3,000 youth and student participants for the Career Fair.
Furthermore, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Department of Education (DepEd), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), and Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) will likewise be showcased in the events to explain about their respective programs.
Also the nationwide event will also feature livelihood counseling, skills training, and livelihood skills demonstration.
To ensure the speed up processing of job applications and other employment-related documentation, the DOLE and its Regional Offices include to the participation of the following Philippine agencies, National Bureau of Investigation, Social Security System, PAG-IBIG Fund, PhilHealth, Bureau of Internal Revenue, and National Statistics Office, which provide their own booths at the job fair sites.
Here is the following initial list of venues for the Job and Career Fair 2016 nationwide:
National Capital Region-World Trade Center in Pasay City.
Cordillera Administrative Region-Baguio Convention Center, Baguio City.
Region 1 – SM City Rosales and Calasiao Sports Gymnasium in Pangasinan; Robinsons Place in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte.
Region 2 – SM City Cauayan and Robinsons Mall Santiago City.
Region 3 – Centro Baler; People’s Center in Balanga, Bataan; SM City Baliuag in DRT Highway, Pagala, Baliuag, Bulacan; SM City Marilao, MacArthur Highway, Pagala, Marilao, Bulacan; SM City, Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija; SM City Downtown in San Fernando City, Pampanga; SM City Clark, Clark Field, Pampanga; SM City Pampanga, City of San Fernando, Pampanga; SM City, Tarlac, Tarlac; Masinloc Gymnasium, Masinloc, Zambales; and SM City Olongapo, Olongapo City. (A post-labor day job fair at the Freedom Park, Burgos Street, Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija will be held on 3 May).
Region 4-A – SM Dasmariñas, Dasmariñas, Cavite; SM Calamba, Calamba, Laguna; Pacific Mall, Quezon; and SM Taytay, Rizal. (A pre-Labor day job fair will held on 27 April at the Batangas City Convention Center in Batangas).
Region 4-B – Divine Word College of Calapan Oriental Mindoro; SM Robinson’s, Palawan.
Region 5 – SM City Naga, Naga City, Camarines Sur.
Region 6 – SM City Iloilo, Manduriao, Iloilo City; and The Shops at Amigo, Iloilo City.
Region 7 – Cebu Capitol Building, Cebu City; Avellana Cebu National High School.
Region 8 – Tacloban Astrodome Singkahan, Tacloban City.
Region 9 – Zamboanga Economic Freeport Authority in Talisayan, Zamboanga City.
Region 10 – SM City; KCC Mall in General Santos city.
Region 11- Gaisano Mall of Davao City; SM City Davao.
Region 12 – SM City General-SM Trade Halls 1 and 2; KCC Mall, General Santos Convention and Events Center.
Caraga – DOLE Surigao del Sur Field Office; DOLE Agusan del Sur; DOLE Agusan del Norte.
Negros Island Region – SM City Bacolod; Robinsons Dumaguete. (PNA)
Meanwhile, over 800 companies for local employment and 2000 companies for overseas employment with 200,000 job vacancies will likewise be attending the Job Fairs.
So if you are currently looking for a good job, be sure to drop by these job fairs and take advantage of the available opportunities.