Job seekers in three regions—Regions 6, 11, and 12—can try their luck in job fairs to be conducted by the DOLE regional offices in these regions as part of their celebration of the DOLE’s 82nd Foundation Anniversary.


Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz said this yesterday as she announced that the three DOLE regional offices will mount the job fairs in cooperation with their respective Public Employment Service Offices (PESOs) to encourage more job fair participants to take advantage of the opportunity.

Citing the report of DOLE Regional Office No. 6 Regional Director Ponciano Ligutom, Baldoz said the job fair in Region 6 will be held on 4 December at the University of San Agustin gymnasium in Iloilo City.

“In Region 11 the job fair will be held at the Abreeza Mall in Davao City on 8 December, while in Region 12, the job fair will be staged in M’lang, South Cotabato on 10 December,” she said.

She urged job seekers in these regions to go to these job fairs and try their luck in finding local and overseas jobs. As in the past, she reminded job seekers to prepare their basic application documents, such as personal data sheets, diplomas, training certificates, certificates of employment (for non-first time job seekers, if any), NBI and PNP clearances, SSS, Phil-Health, and Pag-IBIG membership cards, medical clearances, and the like.

The conduct of job fairs is the DOLE’s employment facilitation strategy to bring under one roof employers who are looking for qualified workers and workers looking for jobs.


“Job fairs are convenient, time-saving, and inexpensive activities to facilitate the meeting of workers and employers. They are more economically-beneficial and aims to hasten job search,” she said.

Baldoz has expressed excitement over the 82nd DOLE Foundation Anniversary, saying it is a very important milestone for the DOLE and its officials and employees.

“The DOLE celebrates its 82nd Foundation Anniversary on the theme, “82 Taong Mahusay na Serbisyo sa Manggagawang Pilipino”, and these job fairs are some of the many activities lined-up to commemorate the event.

She also said that while this year’s DOLE’s celebratory activities will focus on the employees and officials of the DOLE as a demonstration of the Department’s concern for its people, its best resource, the job fairs seeks to make workers a part of the celebration.


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