Saturday, April 30, 2016

Phil.-Nationwide job fairs scheduled for Labor Day

This year’s Labor Day celebration, Kinabukasan Sigurado sa Disenteng Trabaho, 
will be highlighted by modified job fairs in 44 sites across the country. The fair
 will showcase key sectors and industries that would generate employment in the next 
seven to ten years.
“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,” said Labor and Employment 
Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz
Career guidance for the youth
A modification was made by the Department through the conduct of a career fair, 
which aims to guide students and the youth in making career decisions.
“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,” said Baldoz.
She added that the career fair will be participated in by 3,000 youths and students 
who want to explore career opportunities in the labor market. It will also feature career 
ambassadors who will assist the youth participants in making career decisions.
Several government agencies will showcase their respective programs on career guidance, including scholarships and related programs on the K to 12.
A labor market information (LMI) corner will also be set-up, featuring the enhanced 
Phil-JobNet, Job Search Kiosk, JobStart Philippines, Human Resource Development 
Roadmap 2016-2022, career information materials, and industry career guides.
The nationwide job fairs, on the other hand, will be participated in by more than 800
 companies for local employment and 200 companies for overseas employment 
with 200,000 vacancies.
Baldoz added that the number of employers and jobs available are expected to increase 
because there are still two weeks to go before May 1.
Job and career fair venues
To ensure fast and smooth processing of job applications and other 
employment-related documentation, the DOLE and its Regional Offices enlisted the p
articipation of the National Bureau of Investigation, Social Security System, Bureau
 of Internal Revenue, National Statistics Office, PAG-IBIG, and PhilHealth, which will have 
their own booths at the following job fair sites nationwide.
National Capital Region
  • World Trade Center, Pasay City
Cordillera Administrative Region
  • Baguio Convention Center, Baguio City
Region 1
  • SM City Rosales and Calasiao Sports Gymnasium, Pangasinan
  • Robinsons Place in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte
Region 2
  • SM City Cauayan and Robinson’s 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, McArthur Highway, Pagala, Marilao, Bulacan
  • SM City, Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija
  • SM City Downtown, San Fernando City, Pampanga
  • SM City Clark, Clarkfield, Pampanga
  • SM City Pampanga, San Fernando City, Pampanga
  • SM City, Tarlac, Tarlac; Masinloc Gymnasium, Masinloc, Zambales
  • 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 May 3.
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 April 27 at the Batangas City Convention Center in 
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
  • 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, Talisayan, Zamboanga City
Region 10
  • SM City
  • KCC Mall, General Santos
Region 11
  • Gaisano Mall, Davao City
  • SM City Davao
Region 12
  • SM City General-SM Trade Halls 1 and 2
  • KCC Mall, General Santos Convention and Events Center
  • DOLE Surigao del Sur Field Office
  • DOLE Agusan del Sur
  • DOLE Agusan del Norte
Negros Island Region
  • SM City Bacolod
  • Robinsons Dumaguete