Baldoz announces 50 more job fairs in April and May

Labor and Employment and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday said the DOLE has lined up an initial 50 more job fairs nationwide this April and May to provide graduates and job seekers venues to look for jobs and meet potential employers, or, for new entrants to the labor market, just to get a “feel” of the job search process.

“The number is preliminary and on top of the over 100 job fairs we have this March. Our regional offices are lining up some more job fairs for the next two months and the months beyond because job fairs are nationwide activities of the DOLE,” said Baldoz, adding:

“The DOLE works to make it easy and fast for jobseekers to find jobs that fits their qualifications, interests, and career inclinations. Conducting job fairs serves the purpose,” said Baldoz, who explained that  job fairs are mandated by R. A. 8759, also known as the PESO Act of 1999.

Following the law, the DOLE conducts job fairs periodically to bring in one venue job seekers and employers for matching. Jobseekers can easily access the job fair schedules online in the Phil-JobNet system through the URL,  http://phil-jobnet.dole.gov.ph.  The April-May job fair schedules are as follows:

April 2014– 2 April–Barangay Job Fair, Brgy. New Lower Bicutan, Muntinlupa City, hosted by PESO-Taguig;  4 April–Job Fair 2014, Southern Luzon State University Covered Court, Lucban, Quezon, hosted by Office of Student Services;  5 April–Rural Bank of Cauayan Job Fair, Cauayan, Isabela;  Nograles Mini-Job Fair , Bastida Elem. School Covered Court, Dumoy, Toril, Davao City, hosted by Office of Congressman Karlo Nograles and DOLE Davao City Field Office;

6 April–Mountain Province Job Fair, Provincial Plaza, Bontoc, Mt. Province, organized by DOLE Mountain Province Field Office;  7 April–Job Fair at PESO Taguig Office, Taguig City, Metro Manila; In-House Job Fair, Navotas City Hall Lobby, Navotas City, Metro Manila, hosted by Navotas City PESO;

10 April–Gumaca Job Fair, Gumaca Municipal Gym, Gumaca, Quezon, hosted by LGU-Gumaca;  PESO-Guimaras Province Job Fair, Capitol Gym, Jordan, Guimaras, sponsored by PESO-Guimaras Province;  11 April–STI College Balagtas and STI Malolos Job Fair, STI College Balagtas Campus, Bulacan;

12 April–Mega Jobs Fair at Starmall Alabang, Muntinlupa City, sponsored by PESO-Muntinlupa; PESO-Roxas City, Capiz Job Fair, Capiz Provincial Hall, Roxas City, Capiz; PESO-Pandan, Antique  Job Fair at Liberman Covered Court, Pandan, Antique; 21 April–Bantayog Jobs Fair, Daet, Camarines Norte, sponsored by Provincial Government of Camarines Norte;

23 April–Daragang Magayon Job Fair, Albay Astrodome, Legaspi City, sponsored by Albay Provincial PESO;  24 April–Mini-Job Fair, Amphitheater, Malabon City Hall, Malabon City, sponsored by Malabon City PESO;  25 April–Hapsay Job Fair, City Tourism Hall, Cagayan de Oro City, sponsored by Cagayan de Oro PESO; Job Fair, Bulusan, Sorsogon, sponsored by Bulusan LGU;  and

28  April–Tagudin Job Fair, Municipal Hall, Tagudin, Ilocos Sur, sponsored by Tagudin LGU.

May 2014: 1 May–Job Fair, Cagayan de Oro City, sponsored by DOLE Region 10;  Labor Day Job Fair, Davao Region, sponsored by DOLE Region 11; Labor Day Job Fair, SM Center Muntinlupa, Muntinlupa City, sponsored by PESO-Muntinlupa; Labor Day Job Fair, Baguio Convention Center, Baguio City, sponsored by LGU Baguio and PESO; Labor Day Job Fair, Butuan City, sponsored by DOLE and Regional Coordinating Council;  Labor Day Job Fair at Bulalacao, Oriental Mindoro, sponsored by LGU-Bulalacao;  Labor Day Job Fair, Mary Mart Mall, Iloilo City, sponsored by DOLE Region 6; DOLE Negros Occidental Field Office Job Fair, SM City Bacolod, sponsored by DOLE Negros Occidental Field Office; Local Job Fair, Capitol Grounds, Cebu, sponsored by Province of Cebu and PESO; 27th Labor Day Overseas Job Fair, Cebu City, sponsored by DMDP;

1-2 May–Benguet State University Job Fair, La Trinidad, Benguet, sponsored by BSU; ABS-CBN Baguio Job Fair, University of the Cordilleras, Baguio City, sponsored by ABS-CBN Baguio;  3 May–Local and Overseas Job Fair, Municipal Covered Court, Moalboal, Cebu, sponsored by Moalboal LGU and PESO;

6 May–City Job Fair, Tabuk City, Kalinga, sponsored by Tabuk City LGU; 10 May–Job Fair, Brgy. San Nicolas, Cebu City, sponsored by DMDP; 17 May–Local and Overseas Job Fair, Panphil B. Frasco Memorial Sports Complex, Liloan, Cebu, sponsored by Liloan LGU and PESO;  22 May–Mega Job Fair, Amphitheater, Malabon City, sponsored by Malabon City Hall;

22-23 May–2014 Anniversary Job Fair: Powering Up @ 4, Gaisano City Mall, Bacolod City, sponsored by Bacolod City PESO and Province of Negros Occidental; 24 May–Nograles Mini-Job Fair, Magallanes Elem. School, Magallanes St., Davao City, sponsored by Office of Cong. Karlo Nograles and DOLE Davao City Field Office; Local and Overseas Job Fair, Balamban Sports Complex, Balamban, Cebu, sponsored by Balamban LGU and PESO;  Barangay Apas Job Fair, Cebu City, sponsored by DMDP;

28 May–Local and Overseas Job Fair, Mandaue City, sponsored by Mandaue LGU;  Mini-Job Fair-DMDP, Cebu City; and

30 May–Hapsay Job Fair, City Tourism Hall, Cagayan de Oro City, sponsored by PESO-Cagayan de Oro.

The DOLE’s Bureau of Local Employment and its regional offices supervise these job fairs, which are held in convenient and accessible locations designed to ensure that job applicants are protected from illegal recruiters. Employers who participate in the job fairs are also thoroughly screened and validated.

Baldoz reminded job seekers that no fees are ever collected from job applicants, and even private sector-organized job fairs are conducted with DOLE’s permission with no charges or fees before, during, or after, the fair. Also, no participation fees are collected agencies or employers participating in DOLE job fairs.

She advised job applicants to brush up on relevant labor market information the DOLE continuously disseminates to help them map out their careers wisely.

“This is one of the best ways you can match yourselves with jobs, or even be hired-on-the-spot during job fairs,” advised Baldoz.

“For first-time job seekers, I advise you to accept the first job that comes way. This is how to earn experience and pick up job-ready skills,” she added.

For any inquiries about this release, please call the BLE at tel. no. 527-2539.

END/mjlc

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