The Department of Labor and Employment announced on Tuesday that it would hold a nationwide job fair and provide government assistance to workers on May 1 - Labor Day.
In a statement, the DOLE said all the activities would be held in 16 regional sites, with the National Capital Region (NCR) as the main event site.
The simultaneous job fairs would be held in various SM and Robinsons malls nationwide, while the main job fair site would be in Metro Manila.
The DOLE encouraged jobseekers to prepare their application requirements such as a resume or curriculum vitae, certificate of employment for those formerly employed, diploma, and transcript of records.
Other government agencies like the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), and Department of Migrant Workers (DMW); and pre-employment service agencies like the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Social Security System (SSS), Pag-IBIG, Philhealth, and Philippine Postal Corporation would also provide services during the event.
Aside from this, DOLE also partnered with DTI and the Department of Agriculture (DA) to spearhead the Kadiwa ng Pangulo Para sa Manggagawa to help workers access commodities at lower prices.
The Kadiwa center is a program of the DA which aims to provide the public with affordable goods by enabling the farming community to sell goods directly to consumers without the trader-intermediaries.
The DOLE would also lead the payout of assistance or salaries to beneficiaries of the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) program, Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES), and Government Internship Program (GIP) across the country on Labor Day. — DVM, GMA Integrated News