70,000 Employment Opportunities available at Kalayaan Job Fairs on June 12
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70,000 Employment Opportunities available at Kalayaan Job Fairs on June 12

In commemoration of Independence Day on June 12, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) states an estimate of 70,000 local and overseas employment opportunities are available to job seekers looking to start their career or acquire new skills and experience from other industries.

DOLE and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will host the latest job and business fairs to celebrate the 121st anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence with the theme Kalayaan 2019: Tapang ng Bayan, Malasakit sa Mamamayan.” As of June 5, the Bureau of Local Employment reports a total of 560 employers (461 local and 99 overseas) will bring 68,893 domestic and overseas jobs.

Local employers are on the lookout for production machine operators, factory workers, customer service representatives, and sales clerks. For Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), jobs such as cleaners, nurses, service crew, company drivers and technicians are the jobs with high vacancies. Most of the job orders are from Bahrain, Germany, Japan, and Saudi Arabia.

DOLE and DTI to host 22 Job Fairs in Different Cities, Provinces

DTI’s Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan (TNK) is set to happen at 22 job fair sites nationwide. DTI organized the Employment and Livelihood Summit as a “convergence among government, private sector, academe, and civil society organizations.” They work together to increase incomes by generating more job opportunities and promoting entrepreneurship as an alternative method to working for a living.

According to the overview of DTI’s program, TNK aims to achieve the following guideposts: the National Economic and Development Authority’s (NEDA) AmBisyon Natin 2040: Matatag, Maginhawa, at Panatag na Buhay and “Goal 8” the United Nations (UN) 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III advises job seekers to visit the job and business fairs their areas to help expedite their job search All participating employers for these job fairs are in single venues per city or province. The venue for the National Capital Region (NCR) will be at the San Andres Sports Complex in Malate, Manila.

Individuals who wish to attend should come prepared. Bello advises jobseekers to bring copies of their resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV), 2×2 ID pictures, Certificate of Employment (for previously employed job seekers), diploma and/ or Transcript of Records (ToR), and an authenticated birth certificate.

DOLE’s regional counterparts will host the 121st Independence Day job and business fairs in the following locations such as but not limited to the Porta Vaga Mall at Baguio City (CARAGA), the People’s Gymnasium at Tuguegarao City, Cagayan (Region 2), and the Pavilion Mall at Biñan City, Laguna (Region 4A).

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