While labor groups are out on the streets to ask for a P125 across the board salary increase to compensate for the rising price of commodities, the Department of Labor focuses on launching job fairs to minimize the unemployment in the country.
Right this moment, there are 100 GMA Job Centers or kiosks in key areas nationwide like malls, department stores, city halls, and other public places in our major cities and key locations characterized by heavy human traffic, in order to increase the access to job vacancies and relevant jobs information.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced that more than 100,000 local and overseas job vacancies nationwide will be offered to job applicants, including new graduates, by hundreds of employers and licensed recruitment agencies at jobs and livelihood fairs marking Labor Day in various regions today (May1, 2008).
Simultaneous conduct of the jobs and livelihood fairs are held today in collaboration with employers and recruitment agencies. In the National Capital Region (NCR), the main Labor Day Jobs and Livelihood Fair will be held at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. Similar activity will also be conducted simultaneously in other regions, namely, the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Region 1 (Ilocos), 2 (Cagayan Valley), 3 (Central Luzon), 4-A (CALABARZON), 4-B (MIMAROPA), 5 (Bicol), 6 (Western Visayas), 7 (Central Visayas), 8 (Eastern Visayas), 9 (Zamboanga Peninsula), 10 (Northern Mindanao), 11 (Davao), 12 (SOCCKSARGEN), and Caraga Region.
The job fair held at the World Trade Center is expected to offer 30,000 jobs from the countrys seven key employment generating sectors, including cyber services, hotel and restaurant, health and wellness, banking, aviation, agribusiness, among others.
20,000 of the job vacancies are for overseas employment coming from 20 land-based, and 10 sea-based agencies, adding that overseas jobs also consist the majority of the jobs on offer to job seekers in the jobs fairs in other regions.
There will be 10 PhilJobnet workstations and 10 GMA Job Center kiosks to assist job seekers access online job opportunities under the supervision of the DOLE’s Bureau of Local Employment (BLE).
A One-Stop Shop Pre-Employment Documentation Services composed of 10 government agencies to fast track the processing of applications and documents of job seekers and other clients, specially the new graduates.
So if you have relatives who are unemployed, newly graduate, wish to move to another job or seeking overseas employment tell them to visit the job fairs nationwide, there is still time to join the labor feast today! Good luck!