40-K local, overseas jobs up in CL-wide job fairs

    CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) here said some 40,000 local and overseas jobs are offered by 368 companies slated to hold job fairs in Central Luzon on May 1, Labor Day.

    DOLE said the job fairs would accommodate 80 recruitment agencies looking for engineers, architects, administrative assistants, cooks, waiters, waitresses, construction workers, plumbers, and factory workers.

    Local employers, on the other hand, will welcome applicants interested in jobs as managers, supervisors, customer service representatives, call center agents, medical transcriptionists, sales clerks, office clerks, production workers, machine operators and service workers.

    Various professional positions will also be filled up during the jobs fair, DOLE also said.

    It said the jobs fairs on Labor Day will be held in various SM malls in Central Luzon, including those in Baliuag, Marilao, Pampanga, Clark, San Fernando Downtown, Tarlac, and Olongapo.

    The other May 1 job fairs will also be held in SM Megacenter and Freedom Park of the Old Capitol in Cabanatuan City, the Capitol grounds in Baler, Aurora, and at the municipal hall of Masinloc, Zambales.

    A similar job fair will be held on May 6 at the People’s Center in Balanga City, DOLE added.

    “I would like to appeal to our jobseekers to wear the proper attire when joining our job fairs. Please bring multiple copies of your resumes, certificates of employment, transcript of records, clearance, photos, and other pertinent pre-employment documents needed by employers,” DOLE Regional Director Ana Dione said.

    She also said applicants are also encouraged mto pre-register at or at their respective Public Employment Service Offices to avoid the hassle of filling-up Skills Registration System Forms during the job fairs.

    DOLE said that its attached agencies such as Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority as well as other government agencies including National Bureau of Investigation, PhilHealth, Social Security System, Department of Foreign Affairs, and Philippine Statistics Authority will assist during the job fairs.

    This year’s Labor Day celebration carries the theme “Disenteng Trabaho at Kabuhayan, Alay Natin sa Bayan.”


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