Engineering and construction giant Engineering Equipment, Inc. leads the pack of 30 companies joining the DOLE Job Fair on 10 March at the Occupational Safety and Health Center in Quezon City, which will highlight the launching of the enhanced PhilJobNet, and the signing of memoranda of agreement with private sector partners of the Assist WELL Program, Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz said yesterday.


“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.


“EEI alone would like to hire a total of 682 personnel of various skill categories,” said Baldoz. These would include project managers, construction superintendents, contracts administrators, internal audit managers, CAD managers, and business development managers for its project teams.


It would also hire operations personnel, among them, party chief surveyors, supervisor engineers, design and construction civil engineers, planning and cost engineers, safety and environment officers, formworks workers, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, architectural engineers, CAD operators/draftsmen; accounting staff; HR staff; programmers; system analysts; document controllers; purchasers/buyers; traffic supervisors/foremen; equipment in-charge; and batching plant supervisors.


Skilled workers may also apply with the company to fill up its need for tile setters; plumbers; finishing/rough masons; finishing carpenters; rough carpenters; rebarmen; scaffolders; pipefitters; millwrights; mechanical fitters; structural fitters; instrument technicians; industrial electricians; auto electricians; light and heavy equipment mechanics; heavy and medium duty drivers; and operators of such heavy equipment as graders, bulldozers, payloaders, road rollers, backhoes, skid loaders, and pavers.


NY One International, owner of The Buffet International Cuisine, will hire sales executives, account executives, cashiers, company drivers. HR officers, chefs/cooks; kitchen staff, and event coordinators. Supervalue, Inc. of SM Supermarket will hire accounting assistants, treasury assistants, customer assistants, cashiers, baggers, and stock clerks.


Another job fair participant, Bioessence, will hire branch operations managers and massage therapists and facialists, while Sanford Marketing Corporation will hire ad and promo assistants; customer assistants; cashiers; baggers; stock clerks; and sales clerks.


Emerald Garment Manufacturing Corporation, manufacturer of famous Rough Rider Jeans brand, will participate in the job fair to fill up its need for store designers; graphic artists; sample makers; quality control assistants; store supervisors; programmers; accounting assistants; buyers/purchasers; HR assistants; boutique cashiers; sales associates/fashion consultants; warehouse staff; air conditioning  technicians; housekeeping workers; and drivers.


Wilcon Depot, another job fair participant, will hire accounting clerks, sales consultants, brand specialists, POS/DIY cashiers, customer service encoders, counter baggers, and utility helpers.


Another construction giant, DM Consunji, Inc. will hire masons and carpenters, the positions it has initially indicated.


Microcadd Institute, Inc. is in need of full-time and part-time CAD/CAE instructors; MS project instructors; Civil CAD instructors; Staad.Pro instructors; Visual graphics instructors; technical drafting instructors; sales and marketing staff; front desk staff; and accounting clerks.


Housing developer San Jose Builders would be in need of property specialists; project directors; and sales directors, while Fisher Mall Supermarket will hire sales clerks; cashiers; baggers; bagger counter clerks; customer service clerks; RDU clerks, receiving counter checkers, meat clerks, meat cutters, and butchers.


Other job fair participants yet to submit their vacancies are Cicada, ARC Refreshment, McJim, MIX Plant, Rex Printing, Josefina Manufacturing, Blue Mountain, Rustan Marketing, Henlin, Silicon valley, Hi, Precision, Hotel Sogo, PR Gaz, RSRC, gingersnap, Colorsteel Manufacturing, SM Toy Kingdom, SM Watsons.


The other day, Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz 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.


“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 job fair,” she added.


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 e-PJN can be accessed on a 24/7 basis, for free. It 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. “The e-PJN has a trendy and responsive web design and has links with the social media,” Baldoz said.


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



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