Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III yesterday encouraged jobseekers anew to make full use of the government’s employment facilitation services to ease unemployment and underemployment in the country.
“We are bringing employment facilitation services closer to the public. Jobseekers may browse PhilJobNet, search for vacancies, and conveniently apply online. They may also look up the job fair schedules posted at the online portal and personally go to the job fairs in their areas,” Bello said.
PhilJobNet is the internet-based job and applicant matching system of the Department of Labor and Employment.
For jobseekers who opt to apply online, PhilJobNet has posted 7,660 vacancies for the week. It has also recorded a total of 1,823 accredited employers with job posts and 23,062 active jobseekers.
Among the top vacancies are for the positions of call center agent – 3,456; customer service assistant – 719; professional nurse (general) – 495; service crew – 306; food server – 275; cashier – 262; staff nurse – 233; laborer – 200; truck driver – 195; and waiter (general) – 178.
Other posted vacancies are salesman – 178; manufacturing laborer – 151; market salesperson – 140; accounting assistant – 134; dental nurse – 130; non-formal education teacher – 129; customer relations officer – 123; office clerk – 120; hospital aide – 120; and physical therapist – 116.
PhilJobNet also lists special job categories such as internship jobs; online or home-based jobs; government jobs; overseas jobs; and jobs for high school graduates, women, senior citizens, differently-abled or persons with disabilities, displaced workers (local), and balikbayan or overseas Filipino worker (OFW) returnees.
Any individual who is looking for a job and at least 15 years old may register at PhilJobNet, while any establishment or employer duly recognized by Philippine business authorizing agencies and with existing Tax Identification Number (TIN) may register as employer.
Also posted at the PhilJobNet is the schedule of nationwide job fairs.
For the remaining weeks of May, 8 job fairs will be conducted by DOLE through the Bureau of Local Employment (BLE), and in coordination with various local government units, Public Employment Service Offices (PESOs), and higher education institutions (HEIs).
Bello reminded applicants to be ready with the following application requirements: 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.
The job fairs are as follows:
May 23–University of Southeastern Philippines Gymnasium and Cultural Center, Bo. Obrero, Davao City (Davao Region);
May 24–Farmers Training Center, Musuan, Maramag, Bukidnon (Northern Mindanao);
May 26–Cordon Community Center, Isabela (Cagayan Valley); Tacurong City Cultural and Sports Center, Sultan Kudarat (SOCCSKSARGEN); Oton Multi-Purpose Gym, Oton, Iloilo (Western Visayas);
May 27–Brgy. Lahug Sports Complex, Cebu City (Central Visayas);
May 31–University of Southern Mindanao Kabacan Gymnasium, Kabacan, North Cotabato (SOCCSKSARGEN); Capitol Atrium, Capitol Bldg., Bangued, Abra (Cordillera Administrative Region)
For more job vacancies and other employment facilitation services, job seekers and employers may log on at http://philjobnet.gov.ph/