Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday announced that 24 recruitment agencies licensed by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration are bringing with them 130,000 overseas jobs at the DOLE-organized job fair on 10 March at the Occupational Safety and Health Center in Quezon City.
“The job fair is a preview of the bigger job fairs we are conducting this year to open up job opportunities to jobseekers—the unemployed, skilled and unskilled workers, fresh college graduates, graduates of technical-vocational institutions, returning OFWs, displaced workers, and employees seeking advancement,” said Baldoz, as she urged those who will go to the job fair to already pre-register with the PhilJobNet to avoid unnecessary delay during the day of the job fair itself.
“I urge our jobseekers to bring their 2×2 photos; passports; curriculum vitae; NBI clearances; training certificates; certificates of employment; PRC licenses (if applicable); and copies of their diplomas and birth certificates,” said Baldoz.
“Be prompt to avoid the traffic. This is a one-day job fair, but of course, more job fairs are to come. I encourage applicants to submit multiple applications because there are plenty of vacancies at the fair,” she added.
There will be enough overseas employment vacancies for those who will try their luck abroad, according to Baldoz. Some of the open and available positions are for production workers; software engineers, IT engineers, field engineers, civil engineers, mechanical engineers, instrument engineers; quantity surveyors; lifeguards; architects; construction managers; administrative assistants, cooks, waiters, waitresses, construction workers, plumbers, factory workers; hotel and restaurant service crew; laborers; carpenters; finishing carpenters; cabinet makers; duct installers; commissary chefs; material controllers; nurses; midwives; structural managers; pipefitters; electricians; welders; and steel fixers and fabricators.
There are also positions for scaffolders; drivers; mason helpers; programmers; riggers; mill wright fitters; quality control analysts; safety officers; teachers; accountants; call center representatives; sales workers; hotel housekeepers; housekeeping managers; pile drivers; butlers; masons; elderly care attendants; cable linemen/splicers; sales consultants; installers; operations supervisors; auto CAD operators; boiler makers; pit supervisors; machinists; plant equipment mechanics; and marketing officers.
Lathe operators; piping crew leaders; fleet managers; hydraulic turners/fitters; documents controllers; warehouse assistants; calibrators; beauticians; manicurists; cooks; nursing aides; gardeners; handymen; printing operators; operator exactors; assemblers; scaffolders; processors; glaziers; roofers; form workers; heavy diesel mechanics; office staff; bricklayers; retailer specialists; line checkers; auto foremen; metal product workers; trailer drivers; pharmacists; tile setters; bakers; room boys; car/auto painters; computer engineers; technicians; medical doctors; pediatricians; rotogravure printing operators; and gynaecologists are also included in the job vacancies to be offered at the job fair.
The job sites for these opportunities are in Algeria, Nigeria, Australia, New Zealand, British Virgin Island, Brazil, China, Brunei Darussalam, Cote D’Ivoire, Curacao, Guam, Georgia, Japan, Indonesia, Morocco, Malaysia, Saipan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Taiwan, Bahamas, Zambia, South Korea, Mozambique, United States, Botswana, Singapore, Macau, Maldives, Jordan, Russia, Canada, Equatorial Guinea, Angola, Vietnam, and Papua New Guinea.
Baldoz said the 24 recruitment agencies that will participate in the job fairs have all been vetted by the POEA as regular participants at DOLE job fairs. These are YWA Human Resource Corporation; JS Contractor Inc.; White Dove Recruitment Corporation; MPL International Corporation; Krona International Service Systems Inc.; Ikon Solutions Asia Inc.; KYR International Manpower Services; Jedegal Int`l Manpower Services Inc.; Batangueño Human Resources Inc.; Fil-Sino Manpower Services, Inc.; Talentsphere Inc.; Jopman Corporation; Supply Oilfield Services Inc. ; Cirrus Global Inc.; Prudential Employment Agency Inc.; AFR Resources & Manpower Development Corp.; Al Manaf International Manpower Corp.; V Manpower Philippines Inc.; One World Employment Network Inc.; Gerdin International Manpower Inc.; Eyequest International Manpower Services Inc.; Jedi Placement Agency Inc.; World Wiser International Inc.; and Grand Placement and General Services Corp.
Baldoz ordered the conduct of the job fair to coincide with the launching of the Enhanced PhilJobNet (e-PJN), the government’s official job search, job matching, and labor market information portal, as well as the signing of memoranda of agreement with select private corporations who are partnering with the DOLE on its Assist WELL Program, a package of convergence services for returning OFWs.
The Bureau of Local Employment’s Director Dominique Rubia-Tutay had reported to Secretary Baldoz that OFWs may access the e-PJN on a 24/7 basis, for free. The The e-PJN has a mobile phone-friendly web application system more responsive to optimal viewing, offers interactivity for easy reading and navigation, and has been improved with more efficient features and functionalities.
It has a separate log-in for employers, jobseekers, and the web administrator; features jobs for specific clients, such as women, high school graduate, differently-abled workers, and displaced workers; incorporates a career information page; and integrates a Talent Map tool.
“We will make the e-PJN available already for public browsing at the DOLE job fair,” said Baldoz, who also explained that the system’s improved version, which aligns its job vacancy description with the Philippine Qualification Framework (PQF) descriptors, make it more exciting.
“Additionally, the e-PJN has a trendy and responsive web design and has links with the social media,” she added.
Jobseekers can use their social networking accounts, such as Facebook and LinkedIn, to access the enhanced PhilJobNet, which has also advanced search functionalities that filter vacancies by location, industry, company name, salary, and type of employment. Users can also search for special jobs, such as online/home-based, government, overseas, and internship. They are also given the option to select printable resume formats.
The e-PJN can be browsed at philjobnet.ph.