A total of 13,000 local and overseas employment opportunities await jobseekers at the Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan (TNK) job and business fair on Monday, March 26, at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III encouraged jobseekers, especially OFW returnees and fresh graduates, to grab the opportunities being offered by 97 participating employers during the one-day fair.

In an initial report from the Pasay Public Employment Service Office (PESO), among the 8,000 vacancies for local employment are for the positions of sales clerk/assistant, driver, service crew, cashier, and stock clerk.

In the construction industry, the top local vacancies are for the positions of mason, carpenter, steel man, and rebar man.

The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will also be offering positions for traffic constables/enforcers who will undergo a 15-day live-in training program, with free board and lodging, for those who will qualify.

Due to the physical demands of the job, applicants must be 21 to 40 years old; at least 5 feet 4 inches in height for male and 5 feet 2 inches for female; physically fit; and willing to undergo the prescribed training program.

They must also have at least 72 units in college and should bring local clearances such as Barangay and Police clearance.

Meanwhile, for those interested in overseas employment, 5,000 job orders will be offered by 11 participating recruitment agencies.

Among the vacancies are for the positions of nurse, engineers (civil and electrical), service crew, cleaners, factory workers, construction workers, welder, laborer, carpenter, and operator.

The countries of deployment are the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, Qatar, Brunei, Bangladesh, Taiwan, Brazil, and United Arab Emirates.

To cater to OFW returnees, an Assist WELL lane will be set-up where welfare, employment, legal, and livelihood assistance will be offered.

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) will be providing verified OWWA members with either community-based skills training or technical-vocational training.

Meanwhile, accredited technical-vocational schools in Pasay City will also be offering around 700 skills training scholarships in beauty care, caregiving, wellness (hilot), housekeeping, auto-mechanic, cookery, driving, and motorcycle technician.

There will also be pre-employment documentary services to be offered by Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), PhilHealth, Pag-Ibig, National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Social Security System (SSS), and Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).

Jobseekers are advised to bring application requirements such as resume or curriculum vitae (bring extra copies for multiple job applications); 2 x 2 ID pictures; certificate of employment for those formerly employed; diploma and/or transcript of records; and authenticated birth certificate.

OFW returnees, meanwhile, are advised to bring passport or any documents or proof that they previously had overseas employment.

Observed with the theme, “Alay sa OFW at Kabataang Milenyo: Matatag na Kabuhayan at Disenteng Trabaho,” the TNK fair is a project of the labor department, the local government of Pasay City and its Public Employment Service Office (PESO), the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

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