Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday said that more than 30,000 jobs, both local and overseas, will be offered by 100 employers at the DOLE-National Capital Region (NCR) Job and Career Fair on 1 May, Labor Day, to be held at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.
“This job and career fair is open to all jobseekers, new graduates, returning and displaced OFWs, and other interested Filipinos,” said Baldoz.
“The vacancies to be offered in the Job and Career Fair will still increase as Labor Day approaches,” said Baldoz.
Initially, Baldoz said DOLE Regional Office NCR has lined up 75 participating local employers in the business process outsourcing, tourism, banking and finance, hotel and restaurant, health and wellness, and construction sectors. The POEA, on the other hand, has lined up the participation of 25 licensed private recruitment agencies.
The initial list of establishments/companies which will be offering local vacancies during the 2016 Labor Day Job Fair are: ALC Group of Companies; AMA Computer College; Abenson; Absolute Sales Corporation; Aktus Global Management; Amphil Food Concept; Andok’s Lechon Corporation; Automatic Appliance Center, Inc.; Avid Sales Corporation; BSB Group, Inc.; BSB Junrose Auto Parts Corp.; Bioessence; Blackbird Restaurant; Brewmaster International Inc.; DMCI Power Corporation; Data Scope Communications Phils. Inc.; ePerformax; Emerald Garment;
Empire East Land Holding Inc.; Eternal Gardens Memorial Park Corporation; Gakken Philippines Inc.; Gameplan Marketing Solutions; Genetic Computer (Data Science and Technology Corp.); Global Heavy Equipment and Construction Corp.; Hotel Sogo; JTC Group of Companies; Meralco Industrial Engineering Services Corp.; Motortrade Nationwide Corporation; New San Jose Builders, Inc.; Philcopy Corporation; Powersteel Specialist Trading Corporation; Riselaw Restaurant, Inc.; Rustan’s Marketing Specialist, Inc.; SM Head Office; SM Hypermarket (Mall of Asia Branch); San Miguel Corporation; Sobida Motors Corp.; Telco Services International; Techno-Trade Resources, Inc.; Transcom Worldwide Philippine, Inc; United Steel Technology; and Vonotech.
The private recruitment agencies which will be offering overseas employment are: Ample Laborpool, Inc.; Bison Management Corp.; CDK Int’l. Manpower Services Corp.; ERRX Recruitment Consulting; Eyequest Int’l Manpower and General Services, Inc.; Fil-Gulf Manpower and General Services Corp.; Grand Placement and General Services Corp.; Jenerick International Manpower Inc.; Hopewell Overseas Manpower Network, Inc.; Lead Resources Management Corp.; Leadwell International Manpower Services Inc.; Star World International and Placement Agency, Inc.; Testman General Services, Inc.; Y-HMD International Manpower Services, Inc.; Magsaysay Maritime Corp.; Philippine Transmarine Carriers, Inc.; Sunway International Manpower Services Inc.; Pacific Star International, Inc.; A. Kanan Manpower Corp.; Star Express Placement, Inc.; HRD Employment Consultant and Multi-Services Inc.; Grandshine International Manpower Corp.; Primeworld Manpower Agency, Inc.; H.M.O. International Human Resources; and Global Expertise Management, Inc.
In addition to the local and overseas job fair, DOLE-NCR Regional Director Nelson Hornilla said that this year’s celebration will feature a career fair which will showcase key sectors/industries that would generate employment. These industries are IT-BPM, food and beverage, aerospace, semi-conductors, automotive, health and wellness, and tourism.
The Career Fair is open to youth/students who want to explore future job/career opportunities in the labor market. The DOLE-NCR Career Fair, which will also feature women career ambassadors, is expected to assist young individuals in making career decisions.
Aside from the DOLE, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Department of Education (DepEd), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), and the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) will also showcase their respective programs on career guidance, including the scholarships and programs related to K-12.
As to the livelihood component of the event, the labor and employment chief announced that there will be a livelihood counselling; product display and sales; franchising exhibits; video presentation of successful entrepreneurial, skills training, and job generation stories; and livelihood skills demonstration. The DOLE’s Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC) is taking the lead for the livelihood activity.
Hornilla added that DOLE-NCR is also setting-up a one-stop-shop for pre-employment documentation, and legal and welfare services to assist jobseekers and workers who will be coming to the job and career fair.
The one-stop-shop will include the services of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), the Philippine Statistical Authority (PSA) for birth certificate, marriage certificate, etc., the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) for issuance of tax identification numbers (TINs), the Social Security System (SSS), Pag-IBIG, and the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).
Meanwhile, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will also conduct a Diskwento Caravan where basic commodities will be sold at discounted price. The Diskwento Caravan is one of the mechanisms of the government to provide relief to workers though non-wage benefits and one way to augment their income to enable them to cope with the rising prices of basic goods and services.
Other DOLE bureaus and attached agencies, such as the Bureau of Working Conditions (BWC), Bureau of Labor Relations (BLR), National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC), National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC), National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB), and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) will be offering their services during the event.