Independence Day job fairs to be held in Central Luzon

More than 11,000 jobs await.


According to the Department of Labor and Employment, some 11,373 jobs await jobseekers in this year’s region-wide Kalayaan 2016 Job Fairs in Central Luzon.

A pre-Independence Day job fair will be held on June 10 at the Old Capitol Compound, Burgos St., Cabanatuan City in Nueva Ecija.

Meanwhile, the job fairs on June 12 will be held at the

  • Malolos Sports and Convention Center, Malolos City, Bulacan;
  • Liwasang Bayan, San Felipe, Zambales; and the
  • Baler Municipal Hall, Baler, Aurora. 

Job fairs will be also held on June 13 at the Rizal Triangle, Olongapo City and on June 30 at the Municipal Ground, Concepcion, Tarlac.

Job vacancies for local employment include openings for

  • Production engineering associates
  • Production operators
  • Customer/technical support representatives
  • Inbound sales representatives
  • Call center agents
  • Welders
  • Sewers
  • Medical transcriptionists
  • Sales clerks
  • Office clerks
  • Machine operators
  • Service workers

Overseas employment vacancies, on the other hand, include

  • Production workers
  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • Administrative assistants
  • Cooks
  • Waiters
  • Waitresses
  • Construction workers
  • Plumbers

“A total of 5,955 jobs for local employment will be available during the job fair, courtesy of 142 participating private companies and 30 government agencies,” said Regional Director Ana Dione of Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office No. 3. She added that they are also expecting about 5,388 job vacancies for overseas employment from 28 recruitment agencies, as processed by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).

Secretary Baldoz said the same event will take place in all DOLE regional offices, where job vacancies and other labor and employment services will be available to job fair participants.

The DOLE will be joined by members of the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) comprising DOLE attached agencies—Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO), National Conciliation Mediation Board (NCMB), National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC), Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RWTPB), Employees Compensations Commission (ECC), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), and POEA.

The different city and municipal local government units, through their respective Public Employment Service Offices (PESOs), and other allied-partner agencies will also be present.

“Our region-wide job fairs in Central Luzon is our major activity in line with the country’s commemoration of the 118thIndependence Day celebration. We want to make it easy and convenient for our jobseekers as they find jobs during the fairs,” Dione said.

She also reminded the job applicants to come prepared with proper attire and bring with them multiple copies of their resumes, certificates of employment, transcript of records, clearance, photos, and other pertinent pre-employment documents needed by employers.

DOLE-Technical Support and Services Division for Employment and Welfare Chief Alejandro Inza Cruz also added that jobseekers may already pre-register before June 12.

“To save time for jobseekers, they may now start filling-up their Skills Registration System Forms to pre-register to the PhilJobnet web. They may likewise visit their nearby PESOs in their areas to register,” Inza Cruz said.

This year’s observance of the month-long Independence Day celebration in Central Luzon is anchored on the theme, “Pagkakaisa, Pag-aambagan, Pagsulong.”

—From the Department of Labor and Employment