The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) invites job seekers in the Philippines as it rolls out thousands of job opportunities during the 121st observance of Labor Day on May 1.
An initial 73,779 job vacancies are up for grabs in the face-to-face job fairs to be participated in by 808 employers in 42 job fair sites nationwide.
Among the top industries are BPO, manufacturing, financial and insurance activities, manpower services, and sales and marketing.
The top vacancies are for customer service representatives, production workers/operators, financial consultants, service crew, and sales agents or sales clerks.
The number of vacancies is expected to increase in the following days, according to DOLE.
The main job fair site is at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City, where over 12,000 jobs will be offered by 125 employers on April 30.
Other job fair sites in Luzon are the following:
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
Meanwhile, job seekers in the Visayas may visit the following sites:
Western Visayas – Robinsons Iloilo
Central Visayas – Robinsons Galleria Cebu; Lamberto Macias Sports Complex, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental
Eastern Visayas – Tacloban Convention Center
In Mindanao, the job fair sites are in the following regions:
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
Post-Labor Day job fairs will also occur 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.
The labor department encourages jobseekers to be ready with the following application requirements: resume or curriculum vitae, certificate of employment for those formerly employed, diploma, and transcript of records.
This year’s Labor Day is observed with the theme, “Pabahay, Bilihing Abot-Presyo, Benepisyo ng Matatag na Trabaho Para sa Manggagawang Pilipino.”