MORE than 100,000 job vacancies will be offered to the public during the Labor Day job fairs to be conducted nationwide by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Sunday, May 1, 2022.

In a statement, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said 102,426 local and overseas employment opportunities will be up for grabs in the 26 job fair sites.

"This job fair is one of the employment recovery strategies to restart economic activities, restore consumer and business confidence, upgrade and retool the workforce, and facilitate labor market access," Bello said.

He said a total of 73,671 local jobs will be offered by 817 employers.

Local jobs mostly include production operators/machine operators, customer service representatives, collection specialists, retail/sales agents/promodisers, and sewers.

A total of 28,755 overseas jobs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Germany, Poland, the United Kingdom, Japan, Taiwan, and Singapore will also be offered by 73 recruitment agencies.

The top overseas vacancies to be offered are nurse/nurse aide; carpenter, foreman, and welder; food server; household service worker; and auditor.

Bello said the main job fair site on May 1 is at the Kingsborough International Convention Center in San Fernando City, Pampanga.

He said over 10,000 jobs that will be offered by 90 employers in the Pampanga venue.

Other job fair sites on May 1 are in the following regions:

* National Capital Region – Arroceros Forest Park, Manila

* Cordillera Administrative Region – Baguio Convention Center

* Ilocos Region – 3F MMX Center, Magic Mall, Urdaneta City, Pangasinan; Tagudin Farmers Center, Tagudin, Ilocos Sur; Robinsons Place Ilocos, San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte

* Cagayan Valley – Robinsons Place Santiago City, Isabela

* Calabarzon – St. Thomas Academy Gymnasium, Poblacion 3, Sto. Tomas, Batangas; Vista Mall, San Agustin, Dasmariñas, Cavite; Camp Vicente Lim, Brgy. Canlubang, Calamba, Laguna; Pacific Mall, ML Tagarao St., Brgy 3, Lucena City, Quezon; and Ynares Event Center Capitol Grounds, Antipolo City, Rizal

* Mimaropa – Robinsons Place, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan

* Bicol Region – Robinsons Place, Naga City, Albay

* Western Visayas - SM City Iloilo

* Central Visayas - Trade Hall, SM City Cebu, Juan Luna Ave. Ext., Cebu City; and Lamberto Macias Sports Complex, Capitol Area, Dumaguete City

* Eastern Visayas - Robinsons North Tacloban City

* Zamboanga Peninsula – East Wing, Ground Floor, KCC Mall de Zamboanga, Zamboanga City

* Davao Region – 3F Activity Area NCCC Mall Buhangin, Davao City; and 4F Activity Area, NCCC Mall, Tagum City

* Soccsksargen – KCC Events Center, KCC Mall of Marbel, Koronadal City

* Caraga – Robinsons Place Butuan. (HDT/SunStar Philippines)