35,000 jobs up for grabs in DOLE-NCR’s Independence Day Job Fair

More than  35,000  local and overseas jobs will be up for grabs when the Department of Labor and Employment-National Capital Region mounts the 2014 Kalayaan Job Fair on 12 June, the 116th anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence.

This was the report yesterday of Acting Labor Secretary Ciriaco Lagunzad III to Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz, who is in Geneva attending the 103rd International Labor Conference.

“The DOLE joins the nation in commemorating the 116th anniversary of Philippine Independence with nationwide job fairs, one of which is the 2014 Kalayaan Job Fair at the Southdrive of Rizal Park,” said Lagunzad in his report.

The commemoration is anchored on the theme, Pagsunod sa Yapak ng mga Dakilang Pilipino, Tungo sa Malawakan at Permanenteng Pagbabago.

The DOLE-National Capital Region, which is the host-organizer of the job fair, is partnering with 96 employers/companies from all over the metropolis to offer jobs to the jobless.

The  companies include 71  local employers offering 8,957 local jobs; and 20 land- and sea-based licensed overseas recruitment agencies with 10,000 job vacancies.

Aside from the private employers, five  government agencies, namely, Philippine Air Force, Department of Social  Welfare and Development, Philippine National Police, and Bureau of Internal Revenue are expected to bring at the job fair 11,498 vacancies in government posts.

Most of the local job vacancies are for professional and technical-vocational workers. Some of the vacancies are as follows:

Cyber services industry: customer service representatives; call center agents; reporting specialists; facilities managers; technical support representatives; collection specialists; network processing associates; data analysts; sales support representatives; accounting specialists; software testers; JAVA developers; IT professionals; IT programmers; messengers; graphic artists; web developers; web designers; systems administrators; systems programmers; sales consultants; technical support staff; call center engineers; service engineers; logistics staff; HR supervisors; visual artists; encoders; technical engineers; senior web and graphics designers; content/ copy writers; game testers; MIS supervisors; MIS assistants; and senior PHP programmer web applications.

In the hotel and hestaurant/tourism industry, the vacancies are for front desk officers; waiters/waitresses; room attendants; bellman; kitchen helpers; concierge; laundry staff; maintenance staff; shift managers; dining personnel; dining supervisors; kitchen personnel; production crew; restaurant management trainees; cooks; stewards; quality controllers; store/area managers; HR administrative assistants; recruitment staff; accountants; commissary operations managers; store supervisors; event specialists; uniform & linen supervisors; and room attendants.

In the health and wellness industry, the vacancies are for branch operators; sales supervisors; sales consultants; branch operations associates; front desk officers; marketing assistants; new account consultants; therapists; pharmacy assistants; pharmacists; massage therapists; cashiers; receptionists; medical technologists; radiologic technicians; clinic managers; company drivers; air conditioning  technicians; manicurists; salon managers; salon stylists; fragrance consultants; beauty consultants; beauty therapists; spa supervisors; spa gym instructors; and spa receptionists.

In the wholesale and retail trade industries, the needs are for sales associates; sales marketing officers; cashiers; store supervisors; accounting assistants; office staff; production assistants; office management trainees; store management trainees; assistant brand managers; account executives; security guards; lady guards; salon managers; salon senior stylists; manicurists; merchandisers; stockman; inventory assistants; store clerks; auditors; credit & collection associates; HR training assistants; merchandisers; warehouse managers; and truck drivers (4- and 6-wheelers).

In the construction industry, there are vacancies for architects; electrical engineers; safety officers; safety engineers; field engineers; civil engineers; pipe welders; heavy equipment drivers; surveyors; formworks engineers; rebar engineers; estimators; senior electrical design engineers; senior mechanical engineers; masons; carpenters; design and cost engineers; welders; material control engineers; and painters.

In the automotive industry, the vacancies are for motor pool staff; tinsmiths; auto painters; washers; machinists; transport associates; drivers; electroplaters; auto electricians; assembly line technicians; chassis fabricators; and welders.

In banking, education, insurance, finance, logistics, real estate, the vacancies are for chemists; branch managers; sales assistants; industrial engineers; industrial designers; billing assistants; janitors; service estimators; service warranty assistants; financial analysts; bank tellers; relationship officers; accounting clerks; branch managers; administrative assistants; guidance counselors; payroll clerks; admission officers; housekeeping engineers; human resource officers; physical plant officers; training officers; couriers; and auditors.

“The celebration of the nation’s independence is a timely occasion for the DOLE to facilitate the employment of the jobless and thus free them the scourge of unemployment. Through this job fair, we assist workers in their search for jobs and help employers find the people with the right skills for their businesses,” said Baldoz.


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