Labor department holds jobs fair

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Monday, June 11, 2012


CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – The Department of Labor and Employment and Employment (Dole)-Central Luzon will hold today, Tuesday, the “Kalayaan Job Fair” at the historic Barasoin Church in Malolos City, Bulacan.

Regional Director Raymundo Agravante said the jobs fair is in line with the 114th Philippine Independence Day celebration today, Friday, and is designed to provide opportunities to thousands of job seekers not only from Bulacan but nearby provinces as well.

“The Independence Day celebration in Bulacan becomes more meaningful because our country’s commander in chief, His Excellency Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III, will grace the event as guest of honor and will likewise lead the forging of the National Memorandum of Agreement of the PESOPhil’s Hapinoy Program, a joint program between the Dole, Peso (Philippine Employment Service Office), and Micro-Ventures Foundation, which will help capacitate entrepreneur moms in becoming successful sari-sari store businesswomen,” Agravante said.

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Themed “Pananagutan sa Bayan, Tuwid na Daan,” Agravante said more than 7,000 jobs for local and overseas employment will be up for grabs at the Independence Day jobs fair.

“Around 50 participating companies will be present at the Dole’s regional job fair, which is one of the main activities happening at our Independence Day celebration,” Agravante said.

Some 35 companies will offer 4,771 jobs for local employment, while the remaining 15 companies, which are the Dole-accredited private recruitment agencies, will offer some 1,688 jobs for overseas employment.

Most of the local job vacancies for professional and technical-vocational workers, he noted, include various positions such as accountants, account executives, architects, bakers, bookkeepers, call center agents, cashiers, copy writers, cooks, drivers, encoders, electricians, engineers, foremen, forklift operators, HR managers, massage therapists, mechanics, pharmacists, programmers, restaurant managers, riders, systems administrators, waiters, web developers, IT staff, training managers, researchers, secretaries, tellers, utility workers and welders among others.

Overseas job placements, he added, include vacancies for nurses, physical therapists, all types of engineers, construction workers, welders, CAD draftsmen, safety and health officers, cooks, architects, painters, 3D animators, landscapers, quality control inspectors, dental, laboratory and X-ray technicians, hotel workers and drivers.

Agravante said Dole's agency-partners – National Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Internal Revenue, PhilHealth, and the Social Security System – will be on hand in the jobs fair to provide pre-employment documentation services to fresh graduates and new entrants to the labor force to facilitate their job application. (Jovi T. De Leon)

Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on June 12, 2012.

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