Date Posted: December 10th, 2014 03:22 AM

The Department of Labor and Employment will offer jobseekers employment opportunities in four regions as part of its week-long celebration of its 81st Foundation Day on 8 December.

“The job fairs will start 1 December,” said Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz, who was apprised of st    DOLE Foundation Anniversary .

Job fairs are DOLE’s rdescribed in the DOLE Code of Conduct. The core values are duty above all; objectivity and integrity; loyalty above personal interest; and excellence.

DOLE Regional Offices No. 2, 5, 7, 9, 11, and 13 will celebrate the anniversary with their social partners.

In Region 2, the regional office will give gifts to child workers under the Project Angel Tree on 5 December. In Region 5, a Family Day will held evacuation sites in Albay on 4 December, while in Region 7 will convoke a meeting of the Regional Coordinating Committee on 9 December.

In Region 8, the regional office will distribute livelihood starter kits to beneficiaries on 8 December. In Region 11, a general assembly of the Regional Tripartite Industrial Peace Council will be gathered on 3 December, and in Region 13, the regional office will conduct a forum for recruitment agencies on 3 December and a seminar for OFW entrepreneurs on 4 December. There will be Diskwento Caravans and trade fairs in Regions 2 and 13 on 8 December.

The DOLE observes its 81st foundation anniversary with the theme, “Higit pa sa Tagumpay at Reporma, ang DOLE Mas Makabuluhan, Mas Nadarama”,  which conveys the message that beyond the reforms and its achievements, the DOLE has ushered in an era of self-transformation which impacts on the very lives of its clients and stakeholders in terms of decent and productive employment, sustained industrial peace, competitive and productive enterprises, social protection for vulnerable workers, and efficient and effective leadership and management.

“The regions and other DOLE frontline agencies have, this year and in the previous four three years under the Aquino III administration, joined the Central Office in pursuing with zeal and vigor the reforms we have set to deliver the most beneficial labor and employment programs and services to our people. We are on our way to making the DOLE a 21st century DOLE—caring, excellent, and innovative. It is proper and fitting that we celebrate another milestone in the best tradition of public service,” said Secretary Baldoz.


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