As the graduation season starts, Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III yesterday invited jobseekers, especially the fresh graduates raring to join the country’s labor force, to attend the nationwide job fairs that the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will be mounting for the month of April.
Secretary Bello advised fresh graduates that attending job fairs is one convenient way of looking for employment, as employers are gathered in just one venue.
To increase their chances of being hired-on-the-spot, he reminded applicants to be armed and ready with the following application requirements: resume or curriculum vitae (bring extra copies for multiple job applications); 2 x 2 ID pictures; certificate of employment for those formerly employed; diploma and/or transcript of records; and authenticated birth certificate.
The DOLE, through the Bureau of Local Employment (BLE), facilitates the conduct of nationwide job fairs in coordination with various local government units, Public Employment Service Offices (PESOs), and higher education institutions (HEIs).
As posted at PhilJobNet, the internet-based job and applicant matching system of the DOLE, the 23 nationwide job fairs are scheduled on the following dates:
April 4–Municipal Hall of Bongabon, Nueva Ecija (Central Luzon);
April 5–University of Southern Mindanao (USM) Kabacan Gymnasium, Kabacan, North Cotabato (SOCCSKSARGEN); Audio-Visual Hall, Sorsogon State College, Sorsogon City Campus, Sorsogon City (Bicol Region); Barotac Nuevo New Municipal Hall, Iloilo (Western Visayas);
April 6–Juban Gymnasium, Juban, Sorsogon (Bicol Region);
April 6-7–Municipal Evacuation Center, LGU-Saguday, Quirino (Cagayan Valley); Bulwagang Teodulfo Domingo, University of St. Louis, Mabini St., Tuguegarao City, Cagayan (Cagayan Valley);
April 7– Cagayan State University (CSU) Andrews, Caritan, Tuguegarao City (Cagayan Valley);
April 18–LGU-Castilla, Sorsogon (Bicol Region);
April 19–Leonardo C. Andres Sports Complex, Poblacion, Pandi, Bulacan (Central Luzon); Sulop Covered Court, Sulop, Davao del Sur (Davao Region);
April 20–Brgy. Poblacion, Lambayong, Sultan Kudarat (SOCCSKSARGEN); Don Caesareo San Diego Gym, Municipality of Plaridel, Bulacan (Central Luzon); Multi-Purpose Building, Pigcawayan, North Cotabato (SOCCSKSARGEN);
April 20-21– Saint Louis University (SLU) Main Campus, and Maryheights Campus, Bakakeng, Baguio City (Cordillera Administrative Region);
April 21–Municipal Compound, Poblacion, Santa Maria, Bulacan (Central Luzon);
April 22–San Roque Elementary School Covered Court, Lacson St., Bo. Obrero, Poblacion District, Davao City (Davao Region);
April 24–Public Plaza Auditorium, San Manuel, Tarlac (Central Luzon);
April 25–Poblacion Ilaya Covered Gym, Passi City, Iloilo (Western Visayas); Municipality of Laur, Nueva Ecija (Central Luzon);
April 28–University of Baguio Gymnasium (Cordillera Administrative Region); Municipal Hall of Llanera, Nueva Ecija (Central Luzon);
April 29–Insular Square, Mandaue City, Cebu (Central Visayas)