More employment opportunities await jobseekers as the Department continues to conduct job fairs this month of November in partnership with the Public Employment Service Offices (PESOs).


Director Dominique Rubia-Tutay of the Bureau of Local Employment reported this yesterday to Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III, saying that 23 job fairs are initially scheduled for November in Regions 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, CAR and Caraga.


“We expect the number of job fairs for November to increase as soon as other DOLE regional offices have finalized their own schedules,” she added.

Tutay, citing the updates posted as of 9 November 2016 in the PhilJobnet, the government’s job search and skills matching portal, bared the following job fairs’ schedules for November:


November 4: Provincial Auditorium, Old Capitol Compound, Cabanatuan City;

November 5: San Jose Del Monte National Trade School, Brgy. Fatima V, Sapang Palay, City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan;

November 7: Covered Court, Municipal Compound, Poblacion, Hagonoy Bulacan;

November 8: Municipal Hall, Payao, Zamboanga Sibugay; Tagum New City Atrium, Brgy. Apokon, Tagum City; Talavera Gymnasium in front of Municipality of Talavera;

November 10: St. Martha Homes Covered Court, Batia, Bocaue, Bulacan;

November 11: LGU President Quirino Municipal Hall Compound; Jose Songco Gymnasium, Cangatba, Porac, Pampanga; City Gymnasium, Valencia City, Bukidnon;

November 12: Waltermart Pampanga;

November 14: Don Ruben Gymnasium; Gov. Ben Palispis Hall, Capitol, La Trinidad, Benguet;

November 15: Ateneo de Zamboanga University; Brgy. Dapdap Multipurpose Bldg. Madapdap Resettlement, Dapdap, Mabalacat City, Pampanga;

November 18: Capitol Lobby, Isulan, Soccsksargen; 3rd Floor Mess Hall, Iloilo City Hall, Iloilo City; 5th Floor Abanao Square, Baguio City;

November 19: Covered Court, Pandi Residence I, Brgy Mapulang Lupa, Pandi, Bulacan;

November 23: Esperanza Gymnasium, Sultan Kudarat;

November 26: Bohol Cultural Center, CPG. Avenue, Tagbilaran City; Alturas Mall, Bohol;

November 28: SMX Convention Center, SM Lanang Premier, J.P. Laurel Ave., Davao City


Director Tutay urged jobseekers to take advantage of these job fairs, saying that these are really effective in bringing together employers and job applicants under one roof.


“We encourage our jobseekers to join and participate in these job fairs for it speeds up the meeting of companies looking for potential employees and jobseekers seeking for employment,” Tutay said.


She also reminded jobseekers to bring with them the following documents before going to any of these job fairs: resumé or curriculum vitaé; 2×2 ID pictures (have multiple copies for multiple applications); certificate of employment (for those who were formerly employed); diploma; transcript of records; and authenticated birth certificate.


Moreover, the BLE Director said these job fairs are in coordination with various employers, local government units (LGUs) through their respective PESOs, academic institutions, and DOLE regional offices.


She added that interested jobseekers may visit the, for regular updates on the DOLE’s year-round job fair schedules and venues.


END/Tim Laderas

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