It is graduation season, and with many graduates raring to join the labor market, Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday announced additional 296 job fairs in the coming months, saying she is confident even the inexperienced ones, if they have the proper attitude and other qualifications, will easily find their first jobs through the job fairs.
“The 296 are job fairs for local and overseas jobs. And these are for first-time job applicants who we expect will start in earnest their search for their first job,” Baldoz said.
The labor and employment chief, who last week expressed elation at the lower unemployment rate, especially for young people, based on the January 2015 Labor Force Survey, said the 296 job fairs throughout the DOLE’s 16 regions will be a big help in providing gainful employment opportunities for job-seekers.
Apart from the job fairs, the latest data from Phil-Jobnet, the government’s online platform for job search and job matching, has recorded a total of 20,112 job postings for the first quarter of the year,” Baldoz said.
Baldoz added that PhilJobnet has been enhanced since last year and can now be downloaded as a mobile application for iOs and Android devices.
Thus far, the DOLE has mounted 112 job fairs were conducted in January and February this year.
The year-long activity is spearheaded by Public Employment Service Offices of local government units, higher education institutions, organizations, and private companies, through the DOLE’s Bureau of Local Employment (BLE).
The schedules per region of job fairs, as reported by the BLE are the following:
Cordillera Adminstrative Region (CAR) – Laga Festival Jobs Fair, Lubuagan, Kalinga, 6 March; Mankayan 2015 Job Fair, Mankayan 11 March; Fiesta Jobs Fair, Taga, Pinukpuk, Kalinga, 19 March; Pinikpikan Jobs Fair, Rizal, Kalinga, 24 March; KASC Jobs Fair, KASC Compound, 25 March; STI Baguio 2015 Job Fair, 27 March; A Colorful Panaspulan tan Pandadsahan Strawberry Festival 2015, Municipality of La Trinidad Gymnasium, 30-31 March; City Jobs Fair, Tabuk City Hall, Dagupan Centro, Tabuk City, Kalinga, 6 May; Job Fair Poblacion, Flora, Apayao, 20-21 June; Job Fair Caglayan, Conner, Apayao, Municipal Ground, 24-25 June.
National Capital Region (NCR): Mega Job Fair, Pasay City Hall, 18 March; Mini Job Fair, Amphitheater, Malabon, 19 March; Mini Job Fair, Amphitheater, Malabon, 16 April; PESO Job Fair – Marikina Sports Center, Marikina, 17 April; Mega Job Fair – PESO Office, Pasay, 11 May; Mega Job Fair – Amphitheater, Malabon, 21 May; Mini Job Fair – Amphitheater, Malabon, 18 June; Mini Job Fair – Makati Park & Gardens, Makati, 10 July; Mini Job Fair – Amphitheater, Malabon, 16 July; Mini Job Fair – Marikina Sports Center, Marikina, 17 July; Mega Job Fair – Pasay City Hall, Pasay, 17 August; Mini Job Fair – Amphitheater, Malabon, 20 August; Mega Job Fair – Amphitheater, Malabon, 17 September; PESO Job Fair, Marikina, 16 October; Job Fair – Amphitheater, Malabon, 22 October; PESO Job Fair, Makati, 6 November; Mini Job Fair – Amphitheater, Malabon, 19 November; Mega Job Fair, Pasay, 1 December; Mini Job Fair, Malabon, 10 December.
Region I: ISPSC Job Fair, Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College, Tagudin, Ilocos Sur, 3 March; UCU Job Fair, Urdaneta City University, Urdaneta City, Pangasinan, 3 – 4 March; STI Job Fair, STI, Bantay, Ilocos Sur, 5 March; Colegio De Dagupan Job Fair, Leisure Coast Resort, Bonuan Binloc, Dagupan City, 6 March; PSU Asingan Job Fair (School Base), PSU Asingan, Pangasinan, 6 March; UCU Job Fair (School Base), UCU Urdaneta City, Pangasinan, 6 March; TESDA Job Fair, Urdaneta Astrodome, Urdaneta City, 12 March.
Region II: Job Fair 2015, St. Ferdinand Arranz Hall, St. Ferdinand College, Ilagan City, 4 March; University-wide Job Fair 2015, ULS Gymnasium, University of La Salette, 4 March; Job Fair 2015, Cauayan City, Isabela, 6 March; University Job Fair, Bulwagang Teodulfo Domingo, University of St. Louis, Tuguegarao City, 10 March; Student’s Professional Growth and Development, Campus Library, Isabela State University, Ilagan, 18 March; Job Fair 2015, CVITC Main Building, Cagayan Valley Information Technology College-Santiago City, 18 March; Solano Labor Day Job Fair, Tomas Dacayo Community Center, Solano, 1 May; Panagsakbay Job Fair, LGU Villaverde Gymnasium, Villaverde, 31 August.
Region III: Angeles City Job Fair, Third Floor Robinsons Place, Balibago, Angeles City, 5 March; ICI Job Fair 2015, ICI Events Center, Immaculate Concepcion College of Arts and Technology, Poblacion, Sta. Maria, Bulacan), 6 March; STI Meycauayan Job Fair 2015, STI Meycauayan, SPH Bldg., Mc Arthur Highway, Banga, Meycauayan City, Bulacan, 6 March; Wesleyan University Founding Anniversary Job Fair, WUP Gymnasium, Mabini Extension, Cabanatuan City, 6 March; Job Fair, San Antonio Gymnasium, San Antonio, Zambales, 8 March; La Consolacion University of the Philippines Career Fair (Job Fair 2015), La Consolacion University Gymnasium, Bulihan, City of Malolos, Bulacan, 11 March; Job Fair, Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Abucay Bataan, 12 March; Mabalacat City Job Fair, Brgy. Macapagal Covered Court, Mabalacat City, Pampanga, 17 March; BPC Job Fair 2015, BPC Covered Court, Bulacan Polytechnic College, Bulihan, City of Malolos, Bulacan, 18 March; Trabaho Fest Caravan Para sa Kababaihan Lamang, FMA Hall Olongapo City Hall, 19 March; Baliuag University Job Fair 2015, Baliuag University Cultural & Sports Center, Baliuag, Bulacan, 20 March; BSU Job Fair 2015, BSU Covered Court, Bulacan State University, City of Malolos, Bulacan, 20 March; Meycauayan City Job Fair 2015, City Hall Ground, Meycauayan Municipal Compound, Meycauayan, Bulacan, 20 March; Rizal Job Fair, Municipality of Rizal, Nueva Ecija, 20 March; CRT Job Fair, CRT Ground, Burgos Street, Cabanatuan City Nueva Ecija, 21 March; LGU San Ildefonso Job Fair 2015, Municipal Quadrangle, San Ildefonso, Bulacan, 25 March; Job Fair, CMB Events Management (Robinson’s Starmills, San Jose, City of San Fernando, Pampanga, 26 – 27 March; BPSU Annual Job Fair, Saring-Gamit Covered Court, Bataan Peninsula State University-Main Campus, City of Balanga, Bataan, 27 March; LGU Pulilan Job Fair 2015, Robinsons Supermarket, Pulilan, Bulacan, 30 March; Job Fair – CMB Events Management, Robinson’s Place, Malolos City, Bulacan, 16 – 17 April; Manila Bulletin Classifieds Job Fair, Robinson’s Starmills, San Jose, City of San Fernando, Pampanga, 13 – 14 October.
Region IV-A: Advancing Maritime Career Further and Faster, Lyceum International Maritime Academy Campus, LIMA Bldg., Brgy. Cuta, Batangas City, 2 March; Job Fair, PESO Sta. Rosa Laguna, Brgy. Balibago, Sta. Rosa City, Laguna, 6 March; Job Fair Laguna Provincial PESO, Municipal Grounds, Nagcarlan, Laguna, 6 March; PESO Rodriguez Job Fair, Rodriguez Municipal Gymnasium, Rodriguez, Rizal, 12 March; San Pedro College of Business Administration, San Pedro City, Laguna, 13 March; Academic and Industry Linkage: Passport in Crossing the Borders, Lyceum of the Philippines University-Batangas Gymnasium, 14 March; Career Summit and Job Fair 2015, Lipa City Youth and Cultural Center, Lipa City, 19 March; UB Annual Job Fair, Univesity Gymnasium, Hilltop, Batangas City, 19 March; STI San Pablo Job Fair, Laguna, 24 March; Batangas State University Job Fair, Gov. Feliciano “Sanoy” Leviste, Multi-Purpose Gymnasium, BSU Campus 1, Rizal Avenue, Batangas City, 25 March;
Job Fair – Laguna Provincial PESO, Municipal Grounds, Kalayaan, Laguna, 27 March;
STI College – Sta. Rosa Job Fair, STI Building, Balibago Complex, City of Sta. Rosa, Laguna, 13 April; San Jose Job Fair, Edgardo L. Umali Social Hall, San Jose Town Plaza, San Jose, Batangas, 21 April; PESO Antipolo City Job Fair, Activity Center Robinsons Place, Antipolo City, Rizal, 24 April.
Region V: Local Job Fair, Speed Computer College, JB Alegre St., Brgy. Salog, Sorsogon City, 9 March; Job Fair, Barangay Zone 2, Bulan, Sorsogon, 20 – 21 March;
Career Talk and Job Fair, Barcelona National Comprehensive High School, Barcelona, Sorsogon, 24 March; Job Fair, Central Plaza Mall, Brgy. Lag-on, Daet, Camarines Norte, 26 – 27 March; Job Fair, Municipal Building, Labo, Camarines Norte, 05 – 06 May.
Region VI: PESO Aklan Province, ABL Sports Complex, Kalibo, Aklan, 1 March; PESO Filamer Christian University, 1 March; PESO Iloilo City/STI, 7 March; PESO Central Philippine University, 7 March; PESO Lambunao/WVSU-Lambunao, 11 March; PESO Iloilo City, 21 March; PESO University of Iloilo – Phinma, 25 March; PESO University of San Agustin, 25 March; PESO Capiz Province, 1 April; DOLE, 1 May; PESO – San Miguel, Jordan, Guimaras, 16 May; PESO Malay – Malay Covered Court, Malay, Aklan, 1 June; DOLE, 12 June; Sherline Philis. Inc., 13 June; PESO Province of Iloilo, 2 July; PESO Bingawan, 19 August; PESO Iloilo City, 22 August; PESO Iloilo City, 17 September; PESO Iloilo City/ BPOs, 23 October; PESO Dumangas, 28 October;
PESO Province of Iloilo, 2 December; PESO – Antique Provincial Government, 4 December; DOLE, 8 December; PESO Estancia/GMA, 13 December; PESO Zarraga, 20 December.
Region VII: Siquijor State College Job Fair 2015, Siquijor State College, Larena, Siquijor, 2 March; 69th Mega Local Job Fair, Cebu City, 28 March; Overseas Job Fair, Cebu City, 1 May; Local and Overseas Job Fair, Mandaue City, 23 May; Kalayaan Local and Overseas Job Fair, Cebu City Sports Complex, 12 June; 70th Mega Local Job Fair, Cebu City Sports Complex, 27 June; Local and Overseas Job Fair, PESO Mandaue City (TBA), 25 July; Local and Overseas Job Fair, Mandaue City, 19 September; 71st Mega Local Job Fair, Cebu City Sports Complex, 26 September; Local and Overseas Job Fair, Mandaue City, 21 November; 74th Mega Local Job Fair, Cebu City Sports Complex, 5 December.
Region IX: Job Fair Pakarajaan Festival, Isabela City, Basilan Province, 4 March; Job Fair, UZ-Ipil Gymnasium, Universidad de Zamboanga-Ipil Campus, 26 March.
Region X: LSU-PESO Job Fair 2015, La Salle University, Ozamiz City, 7 March; STI Iligan City Job Fair, Iligan City, 21 March; MSU-IIT Job Fair, Iligan City, 26 – 27 March.
Region XI: DMMA College of Southern Philippines Job Fair, AVR 2, DMMA College, Tigatto Road, Buhangin, Davao City, 6 March; Comval Province Job Fair, LGU Province of Comval at Provincial Capitol Social Hall, Cabidianan, Nabunturan, Comval Province, 6 March; San Pedro College Job Fair, PL Hall, San Pedro College, Guzman Street, Davao City, 6 March; STI College Davao Job Fair, Ground Floor #506 Lim Bldg,. J.P. Laurel Ave., Davao City, 7 March; BBMC – Project SELP Job Fair, NCCC Mall, McArthur Highway, Matina, Davao, 10 March; LGU Tagum City Job Fair, UM Tagum College Gym, Tagum City, 10 March; University of Mindanao Job Fair, UM Bolton Gym, Bolton & Bonifacio Sts., Davao City, 13 March; USEP Tagum Job Fair, USEP Tagum Campus Gymnasium, Tagum City, 20 March; Cong. Karlo Nograles Mini Job Fair, Erico Nograles National High School, Trading Blvrd., Brgy. 37-D, Poblacion District, Davao City, 21 March; LGU Panabo City Job Fair, ARF Gym (near old City Hall), 22 March; Davao Doctors College, SM City Davao Annex, Quimpo Blvd., Matina, Davao City, 26 March; PESO Davao City Fridays Job Fair, 4th Floor, Davao City Hall Building, Davao City, 27 March; Panabo City Job Fair, Panabo City, 28 March; University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP) Job Fair, USeP Gym, Bo. Obrero, Davao City, 8 April; Cong. Karlo Nograles Mini Job Fair, Baliok Elem. School Covered Court, Brgy. Baliok, Talomo, Davao City, 11 April; PESO Davao City Fridays Job Fair, 4th Floor, Davao City Hall Building, Davao City, 24 April; Labor Day Job Fair (TBA), 1 May; Cong. Karlo Nograles Mini Job Fair, San Roque Elem. School Covered Court, Lacson St., Bo. Obrero, Davao City, 23 May; PESO Davao City Fridays Job Fair, 4th Floor, Davao City Hall Building, Davao City 29 May; Kalayaan Job Fair (TBA), 12 June; PESO Davao City Fridays Job Fair, 4th Floor, Davao City Hall Building, Davao City, 26 June; Cong. Karlo Nograles Mini Job Fair, Kabacan Elem. School Covered Court, Ecoland Subd., Matina, Davao City, 27 June; Cong. Karlo Nograles Mini Job Fair, Wireless Elementary School, Father Selga St., Davao City, 18 July; PESO Davao City Fridays Job Fair, 4th Floor, Davao City Hall Building, Davao City, 31 July; Cong. Karlo Nograles Mini Job Fair, Don Manuel Gutierrez Elem. School, Brgy. Matina Crossing, Davao City, 15 August; PESO Davao City Fridays Job Fair, 4th Floor, Davao City Hall Building, Davao City, 28 August; Cong. Karlo Nograles Mini Job Fair, Generoso Elem. School, Bago Aplaya, Davao City, 5 September; PESO Davao City Fridays Job Fair, 4th Floor, Davao City Hall Building, Davao City, 25 September; Cong. Karlo Nograles Job Fair, NCCC Kadayawan Hall, McArthur Highway, Matina, Davao City 02 – 03 October; PESO Davao City Fridays Job Fair, 4th Floor, Davao City Hall Building, Davao City, 30 October; Cong. Karlo Nograles Mini Job Fair, Palma Gil Elem. School Covered Court, Quirino Ave., Davao City, 21 November; PESO Davao City Fridays Job Fair, 4th Floor, Davao City Hall Building, Davao City, 27 November; DOLE Anniversary Job Fair (TBA), 8 December; PESO Davao City Fridays Job Fair, 4th Floor, Davao City Hall Building, Davao City, 18 December.
Region XII: Golden State Jobs Fair, KCC Mall of Gensan, 6 March; STI College Campus, General Santos City, 7 March; Dadiangas South, SM Mall of GenSan, General Santos City, 11 March; Love Radio Job Fair, General Santos City, 27 March.
Caraga: Job Fair, Saint Joseph Institute of Technology Compound, 18 March; Loreto Jobs Fair, Municipal Activity Center, Poblacion, Loreto, Agusan del Sur, 27 March; Job Fair, Sta. Josefa, Municipal Ground, 30 – 31 March; Job Fair, DOLE Regional Office-DOLE RCC Hall, 1 May; Job Fair, DOLE Regional Office-DOLE RCC Hall, 12 June; Naliyagan Job Fair, Naliyagan Plaza, Patin-ay, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur, 12 – 13 June; Job Fair, San Francisco, Municipal Lobby, Agusan del Sur 18 June; Tagbina Job Fair, LGU Tagbina, 20 – 21 June; Tandag City Charter Day Job Fair, Tandag City Gym, 23 June; Bayugan City Charter day Job Fair, Bayugan City Gymnasium, 25 June; Bislig Job Fair, Mangagoy, Bislig City, 04 – 05 July; ABS-CBN Job Fair, Robinsons Place Butuan City, 7 July; Butuan City Hall Job Fair, Butuan City Hall Lobby, 1 August; Barobo Job Fair, Barobo Gym, 5 August; SDSSU Job Fair, SDSSU Campus, 12 – 13 August; Handog Kaarawan Job Fair, Provincial PESO Office, Patin-ay, Prosperidad Agusan del Sur, 19 – 20 August; Nasipit Job Fair, Nasipit Municipal Hall, 25 September; Prosperidad Job Fair, Prosperidad Municipal Ground, 25 September; Buenavista School of Fisheries Job Fair, Buenavista School of Fisheries Campus, 7 October; FSUU Job Fair, FSUU Gym, Butuan City, 18 October; ABS-CBN Job Fair, Robinsons Place Butuan, 21 November.
“We highly encourage applicants to attend these job fairs. It is an efficient way for them to look for employment as numerous companies gather in one venue to facilitate easier job hunting,” Baldoz said.
Baldoz also reminded jobseekers to bring the following when visiting any of the said job fairs: resume or curriculum vitae; 2 x 2 ID pictures (bring extra copies for multiple job applications); certificate of employment, for those formerly employed; diploma and/or transcript of records; and authenticated birth certificate.
The schedules can also be accessed at the Phil-JobNet, the official job portal of the Philippine government.