As the country prepares for the 113th Labor Day celebration, Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday reminded jobseekers on some of the important documents to prepare and bring to the 2015 Labor Day Job Fairs.
“Whether you are going to the job fair at The Forum in PICC or to another job fair in a particular city or province, have your application documents ready because there are to maximize your chances at the job fairs on May 1,” Baldoz said.
Among the documents required by employers at the job fair are 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.
As a general procedure for job application on May 1, new jobseekers will be required to fill-up registration forms which are to be provided at the job fairs. “Employers will interview, pre-select, and hire on-the-spot qualified workers, but if the applicant is not qualified, he may opt to look for other vacancies,” she added.
Baldoz said that there will be thousands of jobs that would be available in the job fairs, about 75,000 of them at The Forum 1 and 2 of the event. “Employers will interview, pre-select, and hire on-the-spot qualified workers, but if the applicant is not qualified, he may opt to look for other vacancies,” she added.
The DOLE Job Fairs nationwide are open to all unemployed, skilled and unskilled workers, fresh college graduates, graduates of training institutions, displaced workers and employees seeking advancement.
The 2015 Labor Day Job Fairs are organized in such a way that applicants are provided with a holistic employment facilitation program, which includes self-employment assistance, training, and scholarship grants.
Applicants seeking for training assistance may proceed to the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) booth for interview and scheduling. On the other hand, applicants seeking for self-employment assistance may proceed to the self-employment and livelihood booth. Overseas Filipino workers, and their dependents seeking for welfare services, may also be accommodated at the Overseas Workers and Welfare Administration booth.
The theme of the 2015 Labor Day celebration is ‘Disenteng Tabaho at Kabuhayan, Alay Natin sa Bayan.’ With this theme, the DOLE aims to fast-track the matching of jobseekers and employers, particularly in identified areas where skills are highly in demand or available through the conduct of Job and Livelihood Fairs.