Newsmen learned that around 19,000 overseas and local careers will be up for grabs during the 112th Labor Day Job Fairs that will be held in key sites across Central Luzon on May 1.
“Available positions include managers, supervisors, customer service representatives, sales clerks, office clerks, production workers, machine operators, service workers, engineers, administrative assistants, cooks, waiters, construction workers, plumbers and factory workers,” Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Regional Director Raymundo Agravante disclosed.
Carrying the theme “Sa Sipag, Tiyaga at Talino, Buong Mundo Saludo sa Manggagawang Pilipino,” the employment fest will be held in SM malls in Baliuag, Marilao, Pampanga, Clark, San Fernando downtown, Tarlac and Olongapo; SM Mega Center in Cabanatuan City; Camp Servillano Aquino in Tarlac; capitol grounds in Baler, Aurora; and President Ramon Magsaysay Sports Complex in Candelaria, Zambales.
Similar activities will also take place at the provincial capitol compound in Cabanatuan City on May 2, Bataan People’s Center in Balanga City on May 6, and Talavera Municipal Gymnasium in Nueva Ecija on May 12.
A total of 404 companies have confirmed their participation to the job fairs wherein 84 are overseas-based.
“We urge jobseekers to bring multiple copies of their resumes, certificates of employment, transcript of records, clearance, photos, and other pertinent pre-employment documents needed by employers. Before going to the site, we advise them to pre-register at www.Phil-Job.net,” Agravante added.
Apart from offering job opportunities, government agencies such as the Social Security System (SSS), National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), PhilHealth and Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) will also be present in the jobs fair venues to render services to applicants and residents.
Moreover, grantees of the DOLE Kabuhayan Starter KITS project will offer free massage and haircut while recipients of the Integrated Livelihood Program will be selling their products.