An initial 80,000 local and overseas job openings are available to jobseekers on May 1 in a nationwide job and business fair, the labor department has reported.

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said more employment opportunities maybe available across the 53 sites of the Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan (TNK) job and business fairs organized jointly by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

He said this is government’s way of paying tribute and giving honor to the Filipino workingmen as the nation observes Labor Day next week.

A total of 829 participating employers (666 local and 163 overseas) will be bringing with them 78,675 local, overseas, and government jobs.

The top local jobs with the most number of vacancies are: soldiers (AFP/PNP) –4,002; customer service representative – 1,470; production worker/factory worker – 1,443; mason (finishing/rough) – 1,385; call center agent – 1,306; production machine operator – 1,288; construction worker – 900; BJMP (government) – 889; service crew – 880; and carpenter (finishing/rough) – 708.

For those seeking overseas employment, the top vacancies are as follows: nurses – 3,988; technician – 1,546; food and beverage staff – 689; engineers (mechanical, electrical, civil) – 344; production worker/ factory worker – 300; sales associate professional – 200; construction worker – 200; assistant head manager – 174; cook – 157; driver (general) – 150; and housekeeping attendant – 123.

In the National Capital Region (NCR) alone, 18 job and business fair sites were identified: Valenzuela Astrodome, Valenzuela City; SM Tunasan, Muntinlupa City; Taguig City; SM Bicutan; SM Sucat, Paranaque City; SM BF, Paranaque City; Robinsons, Las Pinas City; SM Center, Las Pinas City; SM Southmall, Las Pinas City; Pasig City (April 27); SM Marikina City (date to be determined); San Juan City (April 21); SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City; SM Manila, Manila City; SM San Lazaro, Manila City; Cuneta Astrodome (May 10); Quezon City Hall grounds; and Fisher Mall, Quezon City (date to be determined).

In Luzon, the following are the TNK sites: Baguio City National High School – Main Campus in the Cordillera Administrative Region; SM City Rosales, Pangasinan; Robinsons Ilocos Norte; Pangasinan PESO Compound, Lingayen in Region 1; Robinsons Mall, Santiago City, Isabela; SM City, Cauayan, Isabela; and SM Downtown Tuguegarao, Cagayan in Region 2; Baler, Aurora; Balanga City, Bataan; SM City Marilao, Bulacan; SM City Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija; SM City Downtown, San Fernando, Pampanga; SM City Clark, Angeles City, Pampanga; SM City Pampanga; SM City Tarlac; and Harbor Point Mall, Subic, Zambales in Region 3.

Also in Luzon, there will be job and business fair sites in Calamba, Laguna (Region 4A); Bansud, Oriental Mindoro and SM Puerto Princesa City, Palawan (Region 4B); SM City Naga and Pacific Mall, Legazpi City (Region 5).

Jobseekers in the Visayas region may visit the TNK sites in Marymart, Iloilo City (Region 6); IC3 Pavillion, Cebu City (Region 7); and Tacloban Convention Center, and Ormoc City Hall, Tacloban City (Region 8).

In Mindanao, the identified job fair sites are in Zamboanga Economic Zone, Talisayan, Zamboanga City; KCC Mall, Zamboanga City; City Hall Lobby, Isabela City; Plaza Luz, Pagadian City; and Ipil Municipal Covered Court, Zamboanga Sibugay (Region 9); Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro City (Region 10); Gaisano Mall of Davao and SM City Davao (Region 11); SM City General Santos (Region 12); and Hotel OAZIS, Butuan City, Agusan del Norte (CARAGA).

The 2018 Araw ng Paggawa is observed with the theme ‘Pagpupugay sa Manggagawang Pilipino: Dangal ng lahi, kabalikat sa progresibong pagbabago.’

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