Job fairs, rallies to mark Labor Day commemoration-A A +A
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
IT WILL be more of the same during the 111th celebration of Labor Day as the government is set to hold job fairs while labor groups flock the streets to denounce the government's anti-workers' policy.
According to the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole), it is ready to hold the nationwide simultaneous job fairs by offering more than 400,000 jobs for jobseekers.
In turn, labor groups are already preparing for their day-long protests against the Aquino government, including those near Malacañang.
A total of 406,706 jobs will be offered to jobseekers, including 207,655 local job vacancies as well as 199,051 overseas opportunities from 2,903 participating employers.
For Metro Manila, job fairs will be held at SM Bicutan, SM Fairview, SM Las Piñas, SM Manila, SM Marikina, SM Megamall, SM Muntinlupa, SM Mall of Asia, SM North Edsa, SM Novaliches, SM Pasig, SM San Lazaro, SM South Mall, SM Sta. Mesa, SM Sucat, and SM Valenzuela.
For regional venues:
Cordillera Administrative Region – Baguio Convention Center and SM Baguio Atrium; Ilocos Region – SM City Rosales, Pangasinan, Robinsons Galleria, Calsasiao, Pangasinan; Batac City Hall; and Nepo Mall Dagupan, Pangasinan;
Cagayan Valley – Santiago City Hall, Isabela;
Central Luzon – Capitol Grounds, Baler, Aurora; Provincial Capitol, Balanga, Bataan; SM Baliwag, Bulacan; Freedom Park, Cabanatuan City; SM City Clark; SM City Pampanga; Camp Servillano Aquino Tarlac, Tarlac; SM City Tarlac; Botolan, Zambales; and SM City Olangapo;
Calabarzon – Batangas City Convention Center; Sta. Rosa City Hall; and Calamba City Hall; SM branches in Masinag, Antipolo City; Activity Center in Taytay, Rizal; SM San Pablo City; SM City Lucena; and SM City Dasmariñas City, Cavite;
Mimaropa – Divine World College of Calapan, Oriental Mindoro; MINSCAT Bongabong, Oriental Mindoro (May 2) and ABS-CBN Compound in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan;
Bicol Region – Activity Center, SM City Naga;
Western Visayas – Mary Mart Mall, Iloilo City; Robinson’s Place, SM City Mall, and Gaisano Mall, Bacolod City; (May 4 -5);
Central Visayas – Cebu City Sports Complex; Cebu Provincial Capitol; Negros Oriental Convention Center; SM City Cebu; and SM Consolacion, Cebu City;
Eastern Visayas – Tacloban Convention Center;
Zamboanga Peninsula – Western Mindanao State University Gym, Zamboanga City and Gaisano Mall, Pagadian City;
Northern Mindanao – SM City Cagayan de Oro;
Davao Region – SM City Ecoland, Davao, Gaisano Mall of Davao, and Gaisano Mall of Tagum;
Soccsksargen – KCC Mall, General Santos City; and
Caraga – AMA Computer College in San Franciso Agusan del Sur and AMA Computer College in Butuan City.
Among the documents employers would require applicants are their resume or curriculum vitae, 2x2 ID pictures, certificate of employment for those formerly employed, diploma, transcript of records and authenticated birth certificate.
Aside from the job fairs, one-stop-shops will also be providing pre-employment services to make it easier for job applicants to apply for work without the need for hopping from one agency to another including the National Bureau of Investigation (for clearance documents); National Statistics Office (for birth and marriage certificates); PhilPost (for postal ID's); Social Security System (for social security membership); PhilHealth (for medical security membership); Pag-Ibig (for shelter security membership): Professional Regulation Commission (for profession licenses); and Bureau of Internal Revenue (for income tax identification services).
On the other hand, demonstrators, led by the Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU), are set to assemble in different areas in Metro Manila like Welcome Rotonda, Buendia corner Taft Avenue, Moriones in Tondo, Blumentritt corner Avenida and Stop n’ Shop in Sta. Mesa.
Some of them will be marching towards the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarane in Quiapo, Manila, to attend a Mass that will be officiated by Manila Archbishop Luis Cardinal Antonio Tagle at 11 a.m.
From Quiapo Church, they will proceed to Liwasang Bonifacio for a program until 3:30 p.m.
Finally, the workers will march towards the Chino Roces Bridge (formerly Mendiola) for street performances and burning of the effigy of President Aquino at 5 p.m.
The 10-feet tall effigy depicts President Benigno Aquino III and United States President Barack Obama as two serpents around an electric post. (HDT/Sunnex)