With 115,384 vacancies from 1,985 employers
Baldoz announces 65 job fairs for May 1

Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapils-Baldoz yesterday announced that the Department of Labor will mount 65 job fairs nationwide on 1 May, Labor Day.

“The 65 job fairs will be simultaneous nationwide. These will be held in different venues in 16 regions under the overall supervision of the DOLE,” said Baldoz, saying the 2014 Labor Day theme, “Sa Sipag, Tiyaga, at Talino, Buong Mundo Saludo sa Manggagawang Pilipino” will be reflected in all Labor Day activities as a way of recognizing the invaluable contribution of all Filipino workers to the continued growth and resurgence of the Philippine economy.

Baldoz said the 65 job fairs scheduled on 1 May will gather 1,985 employers who will be bringing in 115,384 job vacancies, easily surpassing the close to 100,000 job vacancies registered in last year’s Labor Day job fairs.

“These numbers are preliminary and may increase,” she quickly added, noting that it is still a full week before 1 May.

“As Labor Day approaches, the number of both participating employers and job vacancies are expected to increase, so job seekers of all types from every corner of the archipelago need to prepare to join the 65 job fairs.

According to the labor and employment chief, the Labor Day job fairs will provide job seekers convenient venues that will enable them to speed up their search for jobs and employers to fast-track their search for skilled and qualified personnel.
Baldoz’s announcement of the Labor Day job fairs came on the heels of the DOLE’s first quarter 2014 Consolidated Regional Operations Statistical Report showing that the DOLE has already mounted 266 job fairs from 1 January to 31 March this year, attended by 81,859 job applicants, 10,065 of whom were hired on-the-spot by some of the 2,665 establishments/employers who brought in 367,656 job vacancies of all types to the job fairs.

In the National Capital Region (NCR), Bureau of Local Employment Director Dominique Rubia-Tutay said the DOLE will hold 17 job fairs, including the biggest one at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, where 170 participating local and overseas employers will offer 25,000 vacancies.

The other job fairs in the national capital will be held at the following SM Supermalls: North Edsa, Megamall, Valenzuela, Fairview, Novaliches, Manila, San Lazaro, Sta. Mesa, Pasig, Marikina, South Mall, Las Pinas, Sucat, Bicutan, BF Paranaque, and Muntinlupa.

In the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), there will be two job fairs, one each at the Baguio Convention Center and at SM City Baguio to be joined by 55 employers.

In Region 1, the job fairs will be at SM Rosales Mall, Rosales, Pangasinan with 55 employers and 6,000 vacancies and at LGU-Vigan City, Ilocos Sur with 35 employers bringing in 3,500 vacancies.

In Region 2, the People’s Gym in Tuguegarao City will host a job fair where 20 employers with 3,500 job vacancies will participate, and another job fair will be held at the City Hall, Santiago City, Isabela where 70 employers will offer 3,500 job vacancies.

There will be 16 job fairs on Labor Day in Region 3 to be held at the following venues: Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija, with 40 employers and 2,264 vacancies; Camp Servillano Aquino, San Miguel, Tarlac, 30 employers with 1,000 vacancies; People’s Park, Provincial Capitol, in Balanga City, Bataan, 50 with 4,750 vacancies; President Ramon F. Magsaysay Sports Complex, Caballero St., Poblacion, Candelaria, Zambales, 22 employers and 920 vacancies; Provincial Capitol, Aurora, seven employers with 2,473 vacancies; and at the following SM branches, SM City Baliuag, 60 employers with 1,900 vacancies; SM City Clark, 40 employers with 1,550 vacancies; SM City Marilao, 60 employers with 2,000 vacancies;  SM City Olongapo, 10 employers with 725 vacancies; SM City Pampanga, 55 employers with 1,900 vacancies; SM City San Fernando, 10 employers with 200 vacancies; and SM City Tarlac, 20 employers with 200 vacancies.

Five job fairs will be held in Region 4-A, one each at the Batangas City Sports Coliseum, three employers with 450 vacancies; District Ayala Mall, Imus, Cavite, 39 employers with 9,131 vacancies; SM City Mall, Sta. Rosa City, Laguna, 100 employers with 14,000 vacancies; SM City Mall, Lucena City, 13 employers with 5,019 vacancies;  and SM City Mall, Taytay City, 40 employers and 10,000 vacancies.

In Region 4-B, the DOLE regional office will mount a job fair at the Gaisano Mall, Calapan City with three employers and 300 vacancies, while in Region 5, the DOLE regional office will hold a job fair at SM Naga City, with 70 employers and 6,000 vacancies.

In Region 6, two job fairs will be held at the Iloilo Provincial Capitol Ground (30 employers with 4,000 job vacancies) and at SM Bacolod City (40 employers with 8,000 job vacancies.

In Region 7, five job fairs will be mounted at the Abellana National Sports Complex, 30 employers with 15,000 vacancies; Cebu Provincial Capitol, Cebu City, 35 employers with 2,500 vacancies; Robinson’s Place, Dumaguete City, 15 employers with 1,750 vacancies; SM Atrium, Consolacion, Cebu, 30 employers with 1,000 vacancies; and SM Trade Hall, Cebu City, 40 employers with 1,300 vacancies.

In Region 8, a job fair will be held at the St. Paul School of Business in Palo, Leyte, with 50 employers bringing in 8,000 vacancies; in Region 9, there will be a job fair in Zamboanga City to be attended by 45 employers with yet unspecified number of job vacancies; and in Region 10, there will be a job fair at the SM Carpark, Upper Carmen, Cagayan de Oro, with 140 employers to offer 7,570 job vacancies.

In Region 11,  three simultaneous job fairs will be held at the Gaisano Mall of Davao, Davao City, 100 employers with 850 vacancies;  SM City Davao, Davao City, 75 employers with 650 vacancies; and Gaisano Mall of Tagum City, 50 employers with 450 vacancies.

In Region 12, two job fairs will be held at the KCC Mall Convention Center, Gen. Santos City, 113 employers with 16,960 vacancies and at the SM Mall Convention Center, also in Gen. Santos City, with 88 employers offering 11,300 job vacancies.

In CARAGA, a job fair at the Robinson’s Place in Butuan City will see 25 employers recruiting for over 10,000 job vacancies.

For any inquiries about this release, please call the Bureau of Local Employment at tel. nos.  527-2539 or 527-2453; or the DOLE Regional Office in your area: DOLE-NCR, tel. no. 400-6242 or 400-6011; CAR–(074) 442-2447; 442-0824; Region 1–(072) 700-2520;  Region 2–(078) 304-5085;  Region 3–(045) 455-1613;  Region 4-A–(049) 545-7360;  Region 4-B–(043) 288-2080; Region 5–(052) 481-0768; Region 6–(033) 320-6904; Region 6–(032) 266-9722, (032) 266-2792; Region 8–(053) 570-8099, or mobile no. 09176225039; Region 9–(053) 570 8099, (062) 991-2673;  Region 10–(088) 857-2583; Region 11–(082) 227-8772, 226-2481, 227-3157;  Region 12–(083) 228-4920; and CARAGA–085) 341-3198; or please call the DOLE Hotline, 527-8000.

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