The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Wednesday that more than 73,000 job openings will be up for grabs during the nationwide job fairs that will be held on May 1, Labor Day.
In a statement, the agency said an initial 73,779 jobs will be available during the event, which will be participated by 808 employers in 42 job fair sites across the country.
Among the industries that will join are BPO, manufacturing, financial and insurance activities, manpower services, and sales and marketing.
According to DOLE, the top vacancies are for customer service representatives, production workers/operators, financial consultants, service crew, and sales agents or sales clerks.
The main job fair site will be at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, where over 12,000 jobs will be offered by 125 employers on April 30.
Post-Labor Day job fairs will also be held at People’s Center, Balanga City, Bataan and Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium, Malolos City, Bulacan on May 3; and at the 3rd Level Alabang Public Market on May 5.
DOLE said jobseekers should be ready with their application requirements such as resume or curriculum vitae, certificate of employment for those formerly employed, diploma, and transcript of records.
Below is the list of the other job fair sites:
National Capital Region – SM Grand Central (Caloocan City); QC Quadrangle (Quezon City); SM BF Parañaque (Parañaque City); SM Sucat (Parañaque City); SM Southmall (Las Piñas); Robinsons Place Las Piñas; Vista Mall Taguig; SM City Marikina (Marikina City); San Andres Gym (City of Manila)
Cordillera Administrative Region – SM Baguio; Baguio Convention Center
Ilocos Region – Provincial Livelihood Development Center, Vigan, Ilocos Sur; PESO Multipurpose Hall, Lingayen, Pangasinan; Orbos Gym, Sta. Barbara, Pangasinan; Magic Mall, Urdaneta City, Pangasinan
Cagayan Valley Region – SM City Tuguegarao; Robinsons Place Santiago; Reina Mercedes Municipal Court, Mercedes, Isabela; Northstar Mall, Ilagan City, Isabela; Bambang Sports Complex, Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya
Central Luzon – SM City Marilao, Bulacan; SM City Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija; SM City Pampanga, City of San Fernando Pampanga; SM City Olongapo Central; SM City San Jose Del Monte
CALABARZON – Ynares Center, Antipolo City, Rizal
MIMAROPA – City Mall, Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro
Bicol Region – Ayala Malls Legazpi
Western Visayas – Robinsons Iloilo
Central Visayas – Robinsons Galleria Cebu; Lamberto Macias Sports Complex, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental
Eastern Visayas – Tacloban Convention Center
Zamboanga Peninsula – KCC Mall de Zamboanga
Northern Mindanao – SM CDO Downtown Premier
Davao Region – SM City Davao; Provincial Capitol Gymnasium of Davao Oriental, Mati City, Davao Oriental
SOCCSKSARGEN – Kidapawan City Gymnasium, Kidapawan City
Caraga – Almont Inland Hotel, Butuan
Aside from the job fairs, DOLE earlier said it partnered with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) to spearhead the “Kadiwa ng Pangulo Para sa Manggagawa” to help workers access commodities at lower prices on Labor Day.
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 will 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 the event. —Giselle Ombay/ VAL, GMA Integrated News