MORE than 22,000 job vacancies are up for grabs for skilled workers in the day-long jobs caravan slated on February 9 at the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA)gymnasium in Subic, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced.
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the job fair will be open to all job seekers in Central Luzon and nearby areas who have skills in construction and related fields.
“With about 77 companies offering more than 22,000 vacancies, we are opening the jobs caravan to all skilled jobseekers,” Bello said.
The job fair, which is part of the Build Build Build infrastructure program of the government, was originally meant for workers of Korean shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries who lost their jobs and those about to be laid off.
Bello said the participating companies are in need of over 22,000 skilled workers mostly as carpenters, pipe-fitters, steel men, welders, scaffolders, electricians, painters, masons and laborers. He said that the number of companies may further increase so as the job vacancies to be offered.
“We are thankful to the companies for making available opportunities not only for skilled workers in Central Luzon but also in surrounding provinces. These workers are mostly needed as we push the Build Build Build infrastructure program of the Duterte government,” Bello said.
DOLE has profiled close to 3,000 Hanjin workers who may be qualified for the various opening.
A pre-registration of all other applicants will be held on February 4, 6 and 7 at the SBMA Gym from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Job vacancies may be viewed at build.gov.ph.
The jobs caravan is a collaborative undertaking of DOLE and the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, with full support of the Build Build Build agencies – the Department of Public Works and Highways, Department of Transportation, Department of Finance, Department of Budget and Management, National Economic Development Authority and the Bases Conversion Development Authority. Also supporting the project are the Department of Trade and Industry and the Clark Development Corporation. (PR)