THERE are more than enough jobs available in the country, the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) disclosed Monday.

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz named more than 50 jobs identified by the department’s Project Jobs Fit while encouraging students to target these jobs upon entering the country’s work force.

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“These ‘hard-to-fill’ jobs will be much easier to avail of, with productive benefits, should students and young people take the steps to develop appropriate skills or decide to become ‘multi-skilled’ people with a wide a range of versatility and productive capacities,” said Baldoz.

She added that students should take the appropriate, matching courses, or link up with the Dole’s Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) and its training centers nationwide for further guidance.

Among the jobs considered as “hard-to-fill” are those in the Agribusiness industry such as Agricultural Economist, Aqua-culturist, Coconut Farmer, Entomologist (Plant), Farmer (Fruit, Vegetable and Root Crops), Fisherman, Horticulturist, Plant Mechanic, Rice Tresher Operator-Mechanic, Veterinarian, and Pathologist.

Also included are Nurse, Herbologist, Optician, and Optometrist in the Health, Wellness and Medical Tourism sector, as well as Call Center Agent in the Cyberservice industry.

There are also vacancies in the positions for Front Office Agent/Attendant, Baker, Food Server and Handler, Food and Beverage Service, Attendant, Waiter, Bartender, Room Attendant, Other Housekeeping Services, Reservations Officer and other Frontline Occupations, Tour Guides in the Hotel and Restaurant sector.

Fabricator, Pipe Fitter, Welder, Banking and Finance, Operations Manager, and Teller are also being sought by the Construction sector.

Job opportunities are likewise available for the positions of Electrical Technicians, Finance and Accounting Managers, Food Technologist, Machine Operators, and Sewer in the Manufacturing industry.

The Ownership Dwellings, Real/ Retirement Estate sector is also in need of Building Manager, Construction Manager, Construction Worker, Foreman, Mason, Welder, Real Estate Agents/ Brokers, and Marketers.

Also needed are Checker, Maintenance Mechanics, and Stewardess in the Transport and Logistics business.

Lastly, Merchandiser/Buyer, Salesman/Saleslady, and Promodizer are also being sought by the Wholesale and Retail industry. (AMN/Sunnex)