Thu, 20 Jan 2022

MANILA - Some 30,000 local and overseas job opportunities are available in the hybrid job fair of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

DOLE Assistant Secretary Dominique Tutay said over 200 employers are participating in the nationwide job fair that started on December 6 and will run until December 13.

"We have recorded around 30,000 jobs day incentives, this is nationwide coming from more than 200 employers as well. We started yesterday here in the National Capital Region a first hand face to face job fair and our job seekers have the opportunity to interview by our employers themselves," she said during the Laging Handa briefing on Tuesday.

"It is still going on in various regions until December 13, it can be done online and we also have face to face meetings in other parts of the country," she added.

The public is advised to go to www.ble.dole.gov.ph for information on the job fairs.

On the other hand, Tutay said some 7,000 overseas jobs are available in Europe and Asia.

"We have overseas vacancies that have been recorded around 7,000, such as cooks, waiters, nurses, even construction related plumbers. These are the job openings that are being offered at this job fair and they are in the UK, Germany, and Japan," she added.

Tutay said those who are looking to be employed are qualified to participate in the job fairs.

"All of our job seekers, those who lost their jobs before and want to return to work, the same goes for our out of school youth who opted not to return to school but want to work, they are qualified to participate," she said.

Aside from the National Capital Region, limited face-to-face and online job fairs will also be conducted in the Bicol Region, and the Zamboanga Peninsula.

In Region 5, the face-to-face job fair will be held at 4F Ayala Mall Legazpi, Legazpi City, Albay on December 8 while online job seekers may visit the DOLE Bicol Region's online platform partner, https://www.workbank.com/.

For jobseekers in Region 9, they may visit the KCC Mall de Zamboanga in Zamboanga City on Dec. 8. They may also visit the online platform, DOLE IX Job Fair System on December 8-10.

The limited face-to-face job fairs will be held in the following 12 sites:
*Cordillera Administrative Region: Skyzone Area, Porta Vaga Mall, Baguio City (December 8);
*Ilocos Region: Pangasinan Provincial PESO, Capitol Complex, Alviar St. East, Lingayen, Pangasinan (December 8);
*Cagayan Valley Region: Malvar, Santiago City (December 8);
*Central Luzon Region: Bulacan Polytechnic College, Malolos City, Bulacan and SM Olongapo, Zambales (December 8);
*Mimaropa: Bulwagang Panlalawigan, Provincial Capitol Compound, Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro (December 13);
*Western Visayas: SM Iloilo, Iloilo City (December 8);
*Eastern Visayas: Robinsons Mall, Marasbaras, Tacloban City (December 8);
*Davao Region: New City Hall, Tagum City and Baranggay Gredu Covered Court, Panabo City (December 7);
*Soccsksargen: KCC Mall of Gensan Convention and Events Center (December 8); and
*Caraga: SM Butuan, Butuan City (December 8)

The following regions will be conducting the virtual job fairs:
*Calabarzon: https://www.workbank.com/ (December 8);
*Central Visayas: https://www.workbank.com/ (December 6-8); and,
*Northern Mindanao: https://www.mynimo.com/ (December 8)

The nationwide job fairs are being held to commemorate the 88th founding anniversary of the DOLE. (PNA)

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