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10,362 jobs in store for Labor Day Job and Business Fairs in Central Luzon
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – At least 10,362 jobs are at stake in this year’s Labor Day Job and Business Fairs in Central Luzon, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced Wednesday.
Jobseekers may avail these job-openings on the DOLE Regional Office No. 3’s region-wide job and business fairs on May 1 to commemorate the 115th Philippine Labor Day Celebration.
Of the total job vacancies solicited, around 7,575 will be available for local employment from 143 participating companies from various industries.
The Labor Department is also expecting around 2,787 job vacancies for overseas employment from 24 recruitment agencies, as processed by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).
DOLE Regional Director Atty. Ana Dione said that the vacancies are preliminary figures submitted by the DOLE Field Offices in coordination with the Public Employment Service Offices in the region.
“We would like to inform our jobseekers that the job vacancies we received from our participating employers are expected to rise in the days to come. We urge them to take the opportunity in participating in this year’s region-wide job and business fairs,” Dione said.
Most job vacancies for local employment include Production Operators, Customer Service Representatives, Sales Clerks, Customer Service Consultants, Retail and Sales Agents, Sewers, Cashiers, Drivers, and Accounting Staff, among others.
Meanwhile, most overseas employment vacancies include Machine Operators, Welders, Housekeepers, Domestic Helpers, Construction Workers, Automotive Mechanics, Bakers, Baristas, Caretakers, Drivers, Nurses, and Waiters/Waitresses.
The region-wide job and business fairs on May 1 will be held at SM City Malls—Baliuag in Bulacan and Pampanga, Clark, and San Fernando Downtown in Pampanga.
Other venues on the same day include Metro Town Mall in Tarlac City, Freedom Park Capital Grounds, Cabanatuan City in Nueva Ecija, and Ayala Harbor Point, Subic Freeport Zone, Zambales.
Aside from May 1, another job and business fair for Bataan and nearby residents will be held on May 5 at the Vista Mall in Balanga City.
Dione said that the region-wide job and business fairs adopted the Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan (TNK) Concept forged by the DOLE and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
“The TNK concept aims to achieve full employment and creation of jobs in Key Employment Generators (KEGs) specifically in the manufacturing, agri-business, construction, tourism, IT-BPM, transportation and logistics, and retail and trade,” Dione explained, adding:
“The job and business fairs are expected to increase rate in applicants hired in KEGS during the job fairs, apprise and advocate job seekers to consider entrepreneurial and business opportunities, and build strong partnerships among concerned agencies such as the DOLE, DTI, local government units, and stakeholders from the private sector.”
The DOLE will be joined by members of the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) comprising DOLE attached agencies--Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO), National Conciliation Mediation Board (NCMB), National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC), Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RWTPB), Employees Compensations Commission (ECC), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), and POEA.
The different local government units, along with their respective Public Employment Service Offices (PESOs), and other allied-partner agencies will also be present. 
Dione, in an interview with local media, urged and reminded jobseekers to be fully prepared for the job and business fairs.
“We advise our jobseekers to come on time and fully prepared for our upcoming region-wide job and business fairs. Come in proper attire and bring multiple copies of your resumes, certificates of employment, transcript of records, clearance, photos, and other pertinent pre-employment documents needed by employers,” Dione said.
DOLE-Technical Support and Services Division for Employment and Welfare Chief Alejandro Inza Cruz added that jobseekers may already pre-register before May 1.
“To save time in filling-up our Skills Registration System Forms during the job fair, our jobseekers may already pre-register at the Phil-Jobnet website or at the nearest PESO in their areas,” Inza Cruz said.
This year’s month-long Labor Day celebration in the region anchors the theme, “Matatag na Kabuhayan at Trabaho, Tungo sa Progresibong Pagbabago.”
END/Jerry Borja with reporting from the different PESOs all over the region.




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