THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said over 100,000 job opportunities will be available for thousands of jobseekers during the 110th observance of Labor Day.
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said 102,426 local and overseas employment opportunities will be opened up to Filipinos during the face-to-face “Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan Job and Business Fairs” to be participated by 900 employers nationwide.
Bello said the participation of employers in the May 1 job fairs is a testament to the fruition of the government’s efforts at employment recovery that was heavily impacted by the pandemic.
“This job fair is one of the employment recovery strategies to restart economic activities, restore consumer and business confidence, upgrade and retool the workforce, and facilitate labor market access,” Bello said.
Most of the vacancies in the 26 job fair sites are in the manufacturing, business process outsourcing, and retail/sales industries.
Bello said that those looking for local employment may take advantage of the 73,671 jobs for production operators/machine operators, customer service representatives, collection specialists, retail/sales agents/promodisers, and sewers to be offered by 817 employers.
Meanwhile, 28,755 overseas jobs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Germany, Poland, the United Kingdom, Japan, Taiwan, and Singapore will also be offered by 73 recruitment agencies.
The top overseas vacancies are for nurse/nurse aide; carpenter, foreman, and welder; food server; household service worker; and auditor.
The main job fair on May 1 will be held at the Kingsborough International Convention Center in San Fernando City, Pampanga, where over 10,000 jobs will be offered by 90 employers.
Most of the vacancies are for production operators, skilled sewers, customer service representatives, production helpers, call center agents, helpers, staff nurse, and collections specialists.
Other job fair sites on May 1 are in the following regions:
National Capital Region – Arroceros Forest Park, Manila
Cordillera Administrative Region – Baguio Convention Center
Ilocos Region – 3F MMX Center, Magic Mall, Urdaneta City, Pangasinan; Tagudin Farmers Center, Tagudin, Ilocos Sur; Robinsons Place Ilocos, San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte
Cagayan Valley Region – Robinsons Place Santiago City, Isabela
CALABARZON – St. Thomas Academy Gymnasium, Poblacion 3, Sto. Tomas, Batangas; Vista Mall, San Agustin, Dasmariñas, Cavite; Camp Vicente Lim, Brgy. Canlubang, Calamba, Laguna; Pacific Mall, ML Tagarao St., Brgy 3, Lucena City, Quezon; and Ynares Event Center Capitol Grounds, Antipolo City, Rizal
MIMAROPA – Robinsons Place, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
Bicol Region – Robinsons Place, Naga City, Albay
Jobseekers may also visit SM City Iloilo in Western Visayas; Trade Hall, SM City Cebu, Juan Luna Ave. Ext., Cebu City and Lamberto Macias Sports Complex, Capitol Area, Dumaguete City in Central Visayas; and Robinsons North Tacloban City in Eastern Visayas.
In Mindanao, the job fair sites will be held at:
Zamboanga Peninsula – East Wing, Ground Floor, KCC Mall de Zamboanga, Zamboanga City;
Davao Region – 3F Activity Area NCCC Mall Buhangin, Davao City and 4F Activity Area, NCCC Mall, Tagum City;
SOCCSKSARGEN – KCC Events Center, KCC Mall of Marbel, Koronadal City
CARAGA – Robinsons Place Butuan
Meanwhile, job fairs held before May 1 were in Cagayan De Oro on April 28 and in Panabo City on April 29.
Another job fair will be held at the Parañaque City Hall Grounds on May 4.
The 2022 Labor Day Celebration carries the theme “Matatag na Manggagawa, Matatag na Bansa!”