This year’s Labor Day celebration, Kinabukasan Sigurado sa Disenteng Trabaho, will be highlighted by modified job fairs in 44 sites across the country. The fair will showcase key sectors and industries that would generate employment in the next seven to ten years.
“The 2016 Labor Day celebration underscores the DOLE’s effort in developing the country’s top resource, our workers, and generating decent and productive jobs to secure a brighter future for the country,” said Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz
Career guidance for the youth
A modification was made by the Department through the conduct of a career fair, which aims to guide students and the youth in making career decisions.
“The career fair will feature the on-going human resource development initiatives of the DOLE in partnership with labor groups, employers, key sectors, and other government agencies. It will build on the Human Resource Development Roadmap and the Labor and Employment Plan for 2016-2022 to prepare the youth for the future of work,” said Baldoz.
She added that the career fair will be participated in by 3,000 youths and students who want to explore career opportunities in the labor market. It will also feature career ambassadors who will assist the youth participants in making career decisions.
Several government agencies will showcase their respective programs on career guidance, including scholarships and related programs on the K to 12.
A labor market information (LMI) corner will also be set-up, featuring the enhanced Phil-JobNet, Job Search Kiosk, JobStart Philippines, Human Resource Development Roadmap 2016-2022, career information materials, and industry career guides.
The nationwide job fairs, on the other hand, will be participated in by more than 800 companies for local employment and 200 companies for overseas employment with 200,000 vacancies.
Baldoz added that the number of employers and jobs available are expected to increase because there are still two weeks to go before May 1.
Job and career fair venues
To ensure fast and smooth processing of job applications and other employment-related documentation, the DOLE and its Regional Offices enlisted the participation of the National Bureau of Investigation, Social Security System, Bureau of Internal Revenue, National Statistics Office, PAG-IBIG, and PhilHealth, which will have their own booths at the following job fair sites nationwide.
National Capital Region
- World Trade Center, Pasay City
Cordillera Administrative Region
- Baguio Convention Center, Baguio City
- SM City Rosales and Calasiao Sports Gymnasium, Pangasinan
- Robinsons Place in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte
- SM City Cauayan and Robinson’s Mall, Santiago City
- Centro Baler
- People’s Center in Balanga, Bataan
- SM City Baliuag in DRT Highway, Pagala, Baliuag, Bulacan
- SM City Marilao, McArthur Highway, Pagala, Marilao, Bulacan
- SM City, Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija
- SM City Downtown, San Fernando City, Pampanga
- SM City Clark, Clarkfield, Pampanga
- SM City Pampanga, San Fernando City, Pampanga
- SM City, Tarlac, Tarlac; Masinloc Gymnasium, Masinloc, Zambales
- SM City Olongapo, Olongapo City
A post-labor day job fair at the Freedom Park, Burgos Street, Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija will be held on May 3.
- SM Dasmariñas, Dasmariñas, Cavite
- SM Calamba, Calamba, Laguna
- Pacific Mall, Quezon
- and SM Taytay, Rizal.
A pre-labor day job fair will held on April 27 at the Batangas City Convention Center in Batangas.
- Divine Word College of Calapan, Oriental Mindoro
- SM Robinson’s, Palawan
- SM City Naga, Naga City, Camarines Sur
- SM City Iloilo, Manduriao, Iloilo City
- The Shops at Amigo, Iloilo City
- Cebu Capitol Building, Cebu City
- Avellana Cebu National High School
- Tacloban Astrodome Singkahan, Tacloban City
- Zamboanga Economic Freeport Authority, Talisayan, Zamboanga City
- SM City
- KCC Mall, General Santos
- Gaisano Mall, Davao City
- SM City Davao
- SM City General-SM Trade Halls 1 and 2
- KCC Mall, General Santos Convention and Events Center
- DOLE Surigao del Sur Field Office
- DOLE Agusan del Sur
- DOLE Agusan del Norte
Negros Island Region
- SM City Bacolod
- Robinsons Dumaguete
—From the Department of Labor and Employment