DOLE: Over 141K local, overseas jobs available

Over 141,000 local and overseas jobs are available at the face-to-face “Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan Job and Business Fairs” to be held nationwide in celebration of the 120th observance of Labor Day on Sunday (May 1).

Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Bello III said some 141,487 employment opportunities are up for grabs offered by 1,063 employers in the 36 job fair sites today. Most of the vacancies are in manufacturing, business process outsourcing, and retail/sales.

Bello said 95,233 local jobs are offered by 958 employers which include production operators/machine operators, customer service representatives, collection specialists, retail/sales agents/promodisers, and sewers.

Some 105 recruitment agencies, on the other hand, offer a total of 46,254 jobs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Germany, Poland, United Kingdom, Japan, Taiwan, and Singapore.

The top overseas vacancies are for nurse/nurse aides; carpenters, foremen, and welders; food servers; household service workers; and auditors.

Bello said the main job fair site today, Sunday, May 1 is 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 nurses, and collections specialists.

“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 in a statement.

The other job fair sites are as follows: 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, Camarines Sur; SM City in Iloilo City; Trade Hall, SM City in Cebu City; Lamberto Macias Sports Complex in Dumaguete City; and Robinsons North in Tacloban City;

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; and Caraga Region – Robinsons Place in Butuan City.

Earlier job fairs were held on April 28 in Cagayan De Oro City, and on April 29 in Panabo City. Another job fair will be held at the Parañaque City Hall Grounds on May 4.

Labor Day observance this year banners the theme “Matatag na Manggagawa, Matatag na Bansa!”