Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday encouraged jobseekers to join and participate in more than 40 job fairs scheduled nationwide for the remaining months of this year’s third quarter.


“If jobseekers are serious in being employed, they should go to any of the DOLE jobs fair. Forty six of them are coming between the months of August and September,” Baldoz said.


The DOLE’s Bureau of Local Employment, headed by Director Dominique Tutay, reported to Secretary Baldoz that most of these job fairs will be hosted by the Public Employment Service Offices (PESOs) in local government units and schools all over the country.


Director Tutay said the list of job fairs are accessible to all jobseekers in the Phil-Job.Net website,


For the remainder of this year’s third quarter, Tutay said the tentative job fair schedules are as follows:


Cordillera Administrative Region: 11 August—Kalinga, LGU Tabuk City;


National Capital Region: 7-8 August—Ever Gotesco Commonwealth, Quezon City; 12-13 August—TriNoMa Activity Center, North Avenue, Quezon City; 15 August—Magallanes Drive, Intramuros, Manila; 25-26 August– TriNoMa Activity Center, North Avenue, Quezon City;


Region 1: 4 August—Saint Louis College, San Fernando City, La Union; 12 August—Tayug Gymnasium, Tayug, Pangasinan; 24 August—Laoag City Multi-Purpose Center; 9 September—Robinson’s Place, San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte;


Region 2: 31 August—LGU Villaverde Gymnasium;


Region 3: 7 August—Orion Covered Court, Bataan; 10 August—Armando Enriquez Park, Poblacion, Norzagaray, Bulacan; 13 August— Nuestra Señora Del Asuncion, Parish Church Ground, Bulacan;


Region 4-A: 5 August— Municipal Covered Court, Sta. Cruz, Laguna; 7 August— 3rd Floor Tanay Municipal Hall, Tanay, Rizal; 13 August—Ynares Plaza, Binangonan, Rizal; 14 August—Atrium, Taytay Municipal Hall, Taytay, Rizal; 12 September—North Marinig, Cabuyao City, Laguna; 19 September—Barangay Butong, Cabuyao City, Laguna; 26 September–Barangay Bigaa, Cabuyao City;


Region 5: 3 September—Municipal Building, Labo, Camarines Norte;


Region 6: 11 August—Municipal Gym, Manapla, Negros Occidental; 24 September—Vinzons, Camarines Norte;


Region 7: 22 August—Robinson’s Place, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental; 19 September—PESO Mandaue City; 26 Spetember—Cebu City Sports Complex;


Region 9: 7 August—STII Gymnasium, Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay;


Region 10: 11 August—Dangcagan, Bukidnon;


Region 11: 13 August—Municipal Covered Court, Sto. Tomas, Davao del Norte; 15 August—Don Manuel Gutierrez Elem. School, Brgy. Matina Crossing, Davao City; 28 August—Davao City Hall Building, Davao City; 5 September—Generoso Elementary School, Bago Aplaya, Davao City; 25 September—Davao City Hall Building, Davao City;
Region 12: 5 August—Tacurong City Hall, and Libungan, Cotabato; 6 August— Municipality of Magpet; 12 August—Municipality of Mlang; 14 August—CFCST, Arakan, Cotabato; 15 August—Municipality of Kabacan; 17 August—Robinson’s Place, Lagao, General Santos City; 18 August—Magpet, Cotabato; 19-20 August—Amas, Kidapawan City; and


CARAGA: 5 August—Barobo Gym, Surigao del Sur; 12-13 August—Surigao del Sur University, Tandag City, Surigao del Sur; 19-20 August—Provincial PESO Office, Patin-ay, Prosperidad Agusan del Sur; 25 September—Nasipit Municipal Hall, and Prosperidad Municipal Ground.


“There were close to three job fairs per day as the DOLE job fair calendar for August and September showed,” said Baldoz, adding that the DOLE’s efforts to provide continuous, year-round job search opportunities are aimed at facilitating the meeting of employers and workers and addressing the job-skills mismatch.


She added there is a wide variety of fairs available for jobseekers from urban centers down to the rural areas, including mega job fair, city/municipal job fairs, industry/sectoral job fairs, and barangay job fairs.


“Job fairs are a part of the DOLE’s employment facilitation program consistent with the aim of President Benigno S. Aquino III, in his 22-point labor and employment agenda, to address the labor-mismatch problem by promoting better coordination between employers, academia, and government through Public Employment Service Offices and private sector labor market information and exchange institutions.”


Any questions about this release? Please call the BLE at tel. nos. 527-2453 or 528-0087.



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