Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan job and business fair will be held in 22 different parts of the country in celebration of Philippine Independence.
The initial 70,000 vacancies will be offered by 560 participating employers, as reported by the Bureau of Local Employment.
Of the total 560 participating employers, 461 are local and 99 are overseas.
Jobseekers are advised to visit any of the job and business fairs slated in their areas to facilitate their search for employment, as numerous employers are gathered in just one venue.
Bello said applicants should bring the following application requirements when they visit any of the job fair: resume or curriculum vitae (bring extra copies for multiple job applications); 2 x 2 ID pictures; certificate of employment for those formerly employed; diploma and/or transcript of records; and authenticated birth certificate.
The 2019 Independence Day job and business fairs will be conducted in the following venues:
National Capital Region (NCR) – San Andres Sports Complex, Malate, Manila
Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) – Sky Zone, Porta Vaga Mall, Upper Session Road, Baguio City
Region 1 – Nepo Mall, Dagupan City; Candon Civic Center, Candon City, Ilocos Sur; Union Christian College, San Fernando City, La Union
Region 2 – People’s Gymnasium, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
Region 3 – Ayala Malls, Harbor Point, Subic Freeport Zone, Zambales
Region 4A – Pavilion Mall, Biñan City, Laguna; Liwasang Aguinaldo, Kawit, Cavite
MIMAROPA – San Jose, Occidental Mindoro; Odiongan, Romblon
Region 5 – Robinsons Place, Naga City
Region 6 – 888 Premier Mall, Bacolod City
Region 7 – Cebu City Sports Complex/Abellana National School; Lapu-Lapu City; Lamberto L. Macias Sports and Cultural Center, Dumaguete City
Region 8 – Provincial Covered Court, Catbalogan City, Samar
Region 9 – KCC Mall de Zamboanga, Gov. Camins Ave. Zamboanga City
Region 10 – Atrium, Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro City
Region 11 – NCCC Mall Buhangin, Km. 7, Tigatto Road, Buhangin, Davao City
Region 12 – Trade Hall, SM City Gensan, General Santos City
CARAGA – PLGU Training Center, Capitol, Butuan City.
The local job opportunities with the most number of vacancies include: production machine operators, production worker/factory workers, customer service representatives, call center agents, sewers, sales clerks, cashiers, delivery crew, service crew, and marketing officers.
While for those interested in overseas employment, the top vacancies include the following: cleaners, professional nurses (general), waiters/waitresses, service crew, company drivers, registered midwife, staff nurse, English teachers (Japan), janitress, barista, technicians (general), and nursing aides.
The job orders for foreign job opportunities came from: Germany, Japan, Bahrain, and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The 2019 Independence Day celebration will observed with the theme: "Kalayaan 2019 Tapang ng Bayan, Malasakit sa Mamamayan." (PIA InfoComm/DOLE)
By Susan G. De Leon