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DOLE announces venues of May 1 job fairs

April 12, 2011 8:43am
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has disclosed the venues of the job fairs that will provide some 30,000 job opportunities on Labor Day on May 1.

DOLE Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said Labor Day, in honor of the nation’s workers, will be celebrated on May 1 on the theme, “Matuwid na Daan Tungo sa Kaunlaran Para sa Lahat."

“We are offering workers the opportunity to find productive jobs, as well as safety nets and non-wage benefits, in the Job and Livelihood Fairs that are one of the centerpiece events of the celebration," she said in a news release posted on the DOLE website.

The Philippines will partner with the private sector in the commemoration, to highlight its policy reform of inclusiveness and social dialogue to foster social justice, increase productivity, and promote economic growth, she added.

Baldoz said there are initially 150 local employers who have committed to provide over 30,000 job opportunities to job seekers in the main Labor Day jobs and livelihood fair in Metro Manila, to be held at Rizal Park.

Some 50 licensed private overseas recruiters will also join the fair to offer overseas jobs.

The DOLE’s 16 regional offices will also conduct job and livelihood fairs that will provide many more opportunities to graduates and jobseekers. The venues include:

  • Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR): SM Baguio and Baguio Convention Center
  • Region 1 (Ilocos): SM Rosales, Pangasinan
  • Region 2 (Cagayan Valley): Francisco L. Dy Coliseum, Cauayan, Isabela
  • Region 3 (Central Luzon): SM San Fernando, Pampanga and SM Baliwag, Bulacan
  • Region 4A (CALABARZON): SM Sta. Rosa, Laguna and SM Rosario, Cavite;
  • Region 4B (MIMAROPA): Divine World College, Calapan City
  • Region 5 (Bicol): SM Naga City
  • Region 6 (Western Visayas): SM Iloilo and SM Bacolod
  • Region 7 (Metro Cebu and Central Visayas): SM Cebu City, Cebu International Convention Center, Abellana Sports Complex City, Cebu City and Macias Sports Complex, Dumaguete City
  • Region 8 (Eastern Visayas): Tacloban City Convention Center
  • Region 9 (Zamboanga Peninsula): Western Mindanao State University Gymnasium, Zamboanga City, and Gaisano Capital, Pagadian City
  • Region 10 (Northern Mindanao): SM Cagayan de Oro
  • Region 11 (Davao Region): SM Davao, Gaisano Mall Davao
  • Region 12 (Central Mindanao): KCC Mall General Santos
  • CARAGA: DOLE Regional Office.

    For more details, jobseekers can visit www.phil-job.net; or log on to Facebook at laborday2011@yahoo.com; or follow the DOLE on Twitter. – VVP, GMA News
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