THE Department of Tourism (DOT)-Northern Mindanao, in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), will hold the "Trabaho, Turismo, Asenso!" Philippine tourism job fair on March 30 to 31, 2023, at the Limketkai Atrium in Cagayan de Oro.

The event aims to help Filipinos find employment in the tourism sector, which suffered significant losses due to the pandemic.

According to DOT Regional Director Marie Elaine Unchuan, the job fair will feature 50 employers, including 11 from the Cagayan de Oro hotel and restaurant association and other tourism-related establishments, such as Dahilayan, Amaya and Seven Seas, that expressed interest in participating in the job fair.

"We gather the job opportunities in one area so that the jobseekers will not have a hard time looking for a job, but all of the jobs that are available in our industry will be in one place," Unchuan said.

The fair will offer job opportunities in administration, accounting, marketing, human resources, front office, support staff, MICE operators, food and beverages, kitchen or food production, and housekeeping.

Job seekers are advised to prepare their application documents, including a resume, application letter, 2x2 ID picture, and additional copies of each item.

The DOT-Northern Mindanao expects thousands of job applicants to participate in the job fair, following the success of the first leg held in September 2022 in Pasay, Cebu, and Davao, which saw over 9,000 job seekers.