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DOLE, DTI launch job opportunities online

THOUSANDS of job openings are available in both private and public sectors in the online job and business fair launched jointly by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) recently.

The online Trabaho Negosyo Kabuhayan (TNK) features close to 10,000 vacant positions up for grabs.

The online TNK offers a broad spectrum of employment opportunities from technical support to medical health care personnel and administrative staff.

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the program is part of the government's efforts to ease unemployment as the economy reopens.

He said the online program gives jobseekers access to online employment facilitation and entrepreneurial options. This is purposely for displaced workers, returning overseas Filipino workers, K-12 graduates, persons with disabilities (PWDs), and senior citizens.

The job openings may be accessed through www.ble.dole.gov.ph/index.php/TNK.

Bello said under Republic Act 11261 or the First Time Job Seekers Assistance Act, first time job seekers and those in need of pre-employment requirements can use the One-Stop-Shop Service that is also available on the TNK webpage, which will direct them to proper agencies, to address their concerns.

“This is another good news to those in need of pre-employment requirements such as police/ NBI (National Bureau of Investigation)/ barangay clearance, birth certificate, marriage certificate, tax account number, and the like, are exempted from paying fees,” Bello said.

Assistant Secretary and concurrent Bureau of Local Employment Director Dominique Tutay said on top of employment opportunities, the TNK webpage connects jobseekers to online lectures and seminars offered by DOLE, DTI and other participating agencies.

For instance, she said, online skills training opportunities from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority will be available to those who want to upgrade their competencies while seeking employment.

For those who want to tap their entrepreneurial talents, Tutay said a list of entrepreneurship opportunities and useful information on how to become a successful business owner is included on the webpage.


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