Amidst the global financial crisis, some of the biggest employers in the country’s premier region will offer thousands of jobs to graduating students and other jobseekers during a jobs and career fair to be held at the Far Eastern University (FEU) in Sampaloc, Manila on Friday, Dec. 5, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) today said.

Labor and Employment Secretary Marianito D. Roque said that 30 big companies in the National Capital Region (NCR) would participate and accept applicants especially graduates in the jobs fair dubbed JOBSolutely DOLE Jobs and Career Fair.

Roque said many of the participating firms are continuously hiring, an indication that the economy continues to generate employment despite the financial crisis.

The firms with thousands of vacancies are the NCO Group, eTelecare, HSBC Global Resourcing, Trendworks (Skechers), People Support, Teleperformance, Concentrix, VXI Global Solutions, McDonalds, SM Dept. Store, Megaworld Corp., Gerry’s Grill, Sterling Paper Group of Companies, Giordano Phils., Top Ideas, KFC/Mister Donut, Telus, Axis Global Technologies, Sun Cellular, Aboitiz Transport Systems Inc., Toyota Shaw Ortigas, Eastern Telecom, Abenson Inc., Nestle Inc., St. Lukes Medical Center, PLDT, Teledevelopment, John Clements, and Convergys.

Roque said the jobs and career fair would be conducted in celebration of the DOLE’s 75th anniversary on Dec. 8, noting that the event underscores the Department’s relentless effort to help Filipino workers find employment since its foundation in 1933.

The DOLE remains undaunted in its mission to promote and facilitate the employment of workers, Roque said as he cited FEU, JobsStreet.com, Filipiniana.net, and the University Belt consortium which are collaborating with the DOLE in the conduct of the Dec. 5 jobs fair. The University Belt consortium consists of 30 universities and colleges in Sampaloc and nearby areas.

The DOLE Chief said the fair would be held at FEU Open Grounds from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

He advised applicants to bring I.D. photos and copies of their resumes and credentials, adding that they can also register for pre-employment requirements with the National Bureau of Investigation, National Statistics Office, Social Security System, and Bureau of Internal Revenue, which would also participate in the event to provide necessary services.

At the fair, workers can also avail of legal and welfare services from JobStreet.com, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, and DOLE-NCR.

The DOLE Diamond Lecture Series would also be held simultaneously with the jobs fair
to provide career advice to would-be graduates. As the fair goes on at the FEU Grounds, reputable industry experts will be at the FEU auditorium to speak on topics relevant to college students like how to prepare a winning resume or handling a job interview.

Roque would spearhead the launching of the two events along with Manila City Mayor Alfredo Lim and FEU President Dr. Lydia Echauz in the morning of Dec. 5.

Source: Information and Publication Service

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