All is set for the pilot of the Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan (TNK) initiative of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on March 3 and 4 in Marikina City.

The two-day event is a job and business fair that aims to offer employment opportunities and promote entrepreneurship in the localities.

Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III reminded applicants to be armed and ready with their application documents as various local and overseas employment opportunities will be available during the job fair.

The opening ceremonies will be held at the activity center of the Riverbanks Mall with Marikina City Mayor Marcy R. Teodoro giving the welcome remarks and Marikina 1st District Congressman Bayani F. Fernando delivering an inspirational message.

DOLE Undersecretary Dominador Say and DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez will also deliver their respective messages.

A signing of Declaration of Commitment will follow to symbolize the pledge of the agencies involved to sustain the TNK initiative.

Participants are then encouraged to attend the simultaneous seminars that will be conducted by the DOLE and DTI at the nearby Renaissance Convention Center.

“I advise the participants to attend these learning sessions on the first day of the caravan before going to the job fairs on the second day. These lectures will equip them with information on the job market as well tips on how to start their own business, if they are inclined on opening one,” Secretary Bello said.

The seminars to be conducted in the morning are: Kasanayan sa Paghahanap ng Trabaho to be discussed by Director Dominique Rubia-Tutay of the DOLE’s Bureau of Local Employment (BLE); and Paano Magsimula at Magpalago ng Negosyo to be handled by Maria Victoria Magkalas of DTI’s Bureau of Small and Medium Enterprise Development.

In the afternoon, the seminars to be conducted are Karapatan at Kapakanan ng Manggagawa to be discussed by Director Benjo Santos M. Benavidez of the DOLE’s Bureau of Labor Relations (BLR); Handog Pangkabuhayan ng DOLE to be tackled by Director Ahmma Charisma L. Satumba of the Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC); and Sa Maliit na Puhunan, May Negosyong Pagkakakitaan to be tackled by Zemar Pacuribot of the DTI’s Center for Innovation and Technology for Enterprises.

The job fair, which will be conducted on March 4 at the activity area of the Riverbanks Mall, will be ceremonially opened by Mayor Teodoro, Cong. Fernando, BLE Director Tutay, DOLE-National Capital Region Director Johnson G. Cañete, and DTI Directors Jean Pacheco and Emma Asusano.

Applicants are advised to bring the following documentary 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 two-day event is anchored on the theme, “Kasipagan, Katapatan, Kagalingan, Karangalan (4Ks) Para sa mga Ganado sa Pag-asenso.”

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