Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday urged employers to continue playing their cooperative role in providing more productive opportunities to jobseekers as she announced there are still more than 40 job fairs from the remaining days of October to December this year.
Baldoz made the announcement on the eve of the 15th National PESO Congress, reiterating her observation that job fairs are more viable and more economical venues both to search for workers and to search for jobs.
“The year 2015 is almost over, but we in the DOLE are keen to really open up more opportunities to job seekers, hence our job fairs will continue to be conducted until the close of the year,” she said.
Baldoz took the opportunity to thank employers for their tireless participation in year-round job fairs which are one of DOLE’s strategies in the pursuit of the overarching goal stated by President Benigno S. Aquino III, in his 22-point labor and employment agenda, to “invest in our country’s top resource, our human resource, to make us more competitive and employable” by addressing job mismatch.
According to Baldoz, the country’s network of local government units and Public Employment Service Offices (PESOs) under the supervision of the Bureau of Local Employment, including DOLE’s regional offices, will host the DOLE’s job fairs for the remaining days of 2015.
“We are constantly promoting better coordination between employers, the academe, and the government to strengthen cooperation so that the opportunities in the job fairs will be accessible to jobseekers in major cities, municipalities, and even in the barangays,” said Baldoz.
She also said the onsite presence in the job fairs of DOLE and other government agencies, such as the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, ensured that workers received related assistance, including skills training, retooling and upgrading to enhance their employability.
BLE Director Dominique R.Tutay said that for the rest of 2015, the job fair schedules, accessible in the Phil-Job.Net, at http://www.phil-jobnet.dole.gov.ph/Schedule.aspx, are as follows:
Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR): 11-12 November—115th Benguet Foundation Anniversary, Governor Ben Palispis Hall, Capitol La Trinidad, Benguet;
National Capital Region (NCR): 17-18 November–Manila Bulletin Classified Ads Job Fair, SM City North EDSA, Skydome;
Region 3: 22 October—Dinalupihan Sports Complex, Dinalupihan, Bataan; 22-23 October—Activity Area of Robinsons Luisita, Tarlac City; 23 October—Capitol Grounds, PESO Provincial Capitol, Balanga City, Bataan; Events Center SM City Baliuag, DRT Highway, Pagala, Baliuag, Bulacan; Meycauayan City Hall Grounds, Sto. Niño, Meycauayan City, Bulacan; 6 November—Hagonoy Municipal Ground, Sto. Niño, Hagonoy, Bulacan; 10 November—Jose Singco Gymnasium, Cangatba, Porac, Pampanga;
Region 4-A: 23 October—Mabini Covered Court, Mabini, Batangas;
Region 4-B: 13 November—65th Founding Anniversary-Provincial Government of Oriental Mindoro, Capitol Complex, Brgy. Camilmil, Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro;
Region 5: 22 October—Governor’s Training Hall, Capitol Bldg. Compound, Sorsogon City;
Region 6: 22 October—Philippine Call Center Institute Job Fair, The Shops at Amigo, Yulo-Arroyo, Iloilo City Proper, Iloilo City; 23 October—PESO-LGU Dumangas Job Fair, Cong. N.D. M. Civic & Cultural Center; 7 November—Peso-Escalante, The Big Square Coliseum, Escalante City;
Region 7: 21 November—Local And Overseas Job Fair, Mandaue City; 5 December—74th Mega Local Jobfair. Cebu City Sports Complex;
Region 9: 23 October—Titay, Zamboanga Sibugay; 7 November—Imelda, Zamboanga Sibugay;
Region 10: 26-27 October—Oroquieta Job Fair & Skills Demo ’15, ABC Gymnasium;
Region 11: 21 November—Cong. Karlo Nograles Mini Job Fair, Palma Gil Elem. School Covered Court, Quirino Ave., Davao City; 27 November—PESO Davao City Fridays Job Fair; 4th Floor, Davao City Hall Building, Davao City; 8 December—DOLE Anniversary Job Fair; 18 December—PESO Davao City Fridays Job Fair, 4th Floor, Davao City Hall Building, Davao City;
Region 12: 23 October— Barangay Job Fair, LGU Tacurong City; 26 October— Love Radio and YES FM Jobs Fair, Robinson’s Place, Lagao, General Santos City; 28 October—Trabaho Patrol, General Santos City; 21 December—Love Radio and YES FM Jobs Fair, Robinson’s Place, Lagao, General Santos City; 4 November—Mini Job Fair, Bagumbayan, Municipal Gym; 6 November—Mini Job Fair, Pres. Quirino, Municipal Gym; 7 November—Kaya ni Juan Trabaho Patrol, 3rd Floor Southseas Complex; 10 November—Hinabyog Festival, Esperanza Gymnasium, Sultan Kudarat; 13 November—Tulunan Job Fair, Tulunan, Cotabato; 18 November—Midsayap Job Fair, Midsayap, Cotabato; Kalimudan Job Fair, Provincial Capitol Lobby; 20 November—Annual Job Fair, Bagumbayan, Sultan Kudarat; 21 December—Love Radio and YES FM Jobs Fair, Robinson’s Place, Lagao, General Santos City; and
CARAGA: 21 November—ABS-CBN Job Fair, Robinsons Place Butuan.
Any question about this release? Please call the Bureau of Local Employment at tel. no. 527-2453, or the DOLE Regional Office nearest you (for DOLE-NCR Office, tel. no. 400-60-11), or visit www.ble.dole.gov.ph