Dole to hold 3 job fairs in 2013-A A +A
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
THE Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) in Davao announced Tuesday that it is holding three major job fairs for 2013 that aim to gather thousands of job applicants across the country.
Lawyer Joffrey Suyao, Dole-Davao chief, told reporters in Tuesday’s press conference at his office that the agency will conduct the Labor Day Job Fair on May 1, the Independence Day Job Fair on June 12, and the Dole Anniversary Job Fair in December 8.
Suyao said these major job fairs are expected to gather thousands of job applicants from different sectors and will be attended by different private companies and agencies of the government.
Last year, Dole estimated at least 15 percent of jobseekers or roughly 103,000 applicants have been hired on-the-spot during job fairs.
"These job fairs are among the services of Dole in facilitating job applicants and different companies in one venue," Suyao said.
Suyao, however, said venues of these job fairs will be announced once they are done with all the necessary arrangements.
Aside from the major job fairs, Dole is also accepting proposals from different sectors that intend to conduct job fairs.
He said to have an easy application during on-site job fair, prospective applicants applying for a job must bring all the necessary documents that employers are usually looking for.
Some of the basic documents that must be readily available during the on-site application include school credentials, certificate of experiences, birth certificate, and competency certification, among others.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on February 20, 2013.