Over 30000 jobs in Labor Day job fair

Subscribe Now April 26, 2013 at 07:00pm

A TOTAL of 32,393 jobs will be offered to jobseekers in this year's two-day Labor Day Job Fair in Davao Region on May 1 and 2.

As of Thursday, Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) records showed that more overseas jobs will be opened for the two-day fair than local jobs at 28,663 jobs and 3,730 jobs, respectively.

Unlike last year's job fair that was held in only two venues in Davao City, Dole will hold the same event at the Gaisano Mall of Tagum.

In fact, 11,436 overseas and local jobs will be offered for the applicants in Tagum out of the total job openings.

In Davao City, there are two venues selected for the fair, one at the Gaisano Mall of Davao while the other at the SM City Davao. Dole listed a total of 20,957 jobs for Davao City as of Thursday.

Based on the latest data, Dole also recorded a total of 222 participating companies, 66 of which are overseas firms while 156 are local.

Joy Flordelis, information officer of Dole, in a phone interview, said these figures are expected to increase in the following days as Dole is still soliciting more job opportunities from both local and overseas firms.

She added that more jobs and participating companies have been recorded for this year, surpassing last year's record of 30,000 jobs, of which 7,700 were local and 22,300 overseas.

For local opportunities, the Labor department identified the Top 10 in demand jobs, being technical support representatives, customer service consultant, call center agent, waitress/waiter, online tutors, accounting staff, management trainees, sales associate/representative, teller, and Information Technology (IT) specialist/computer programmer.

For overseas jobs, the Top 10 in demand jobs are domestic helper, household service worker, electricians, technicians, waitress/waiter, receptionist, engineers, masons/carpenter, babysitter, and driver.

There are three major job fair events that Dole spearheads annually, including the Labor Day Job Fair on May 1. The two others are Independence Day (Kalayaan) Job Fair on June 12 and the Dole anniversary Job Fair on December 8.

Flordelis urged applicants to avail themselves of online pre-registration on Phil-jobnet, a government-run website, or at the pre-registration booth set up at the three malls.

This will cut short the application process, which usually includes registration, shopping of the prospective jobs, validation of the application, and evaluation.

She added that when applicants are able to pre-register, they may now proceed to the interview.

A one-stop shop, comprised of some government agencies, will also grace the two venues of the Labor Day Job Fair in Davao City, where applicants can conveniently secure documents.

These government agencies are Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF) or the Pag-Ibig Fund, Social Security System (SSS), Philippine Health Insurance Company (PHIC), National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), and Professional Regulations Commission (PRC).

Flordelis said they are hoping to hit the 15 percent target of hired-on-the-spot applicants of the total registered job seekers this year.

Source: sunstar.com.ph

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