SOME 9,961 job opportunities will be available for jobseekers of Cagayan de Oro City and Misamis Oriental province during the job and business fairs on the 116th commemoration of the Labor Day.
According to Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-Northern Mindanao director Joffrey Suyao, as of Wednesday, April 18, they were able to record 9,961 job vacancies for the job fair in Limketkai Mall Atrium in Cagayan de Oro.
Out of the confirmed job vacancies solicited, Suyao said 5,541 will be available for local employment from 60 participating private companies, mostly from the retail sector.
Local job vacancies were listed by: EEI Corporation with 2,860 positions; Arriba Telecontact Inc., 303 positions; Southern Arms Corporation, 225 positions; Philippine Call Center Institute, 200 positions; and Josepheans Proficiency Services, 172 positions, among others.
DOLE-Northern Mindanao is also expecting 2,305 job vacancies for overseas employment from seven Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) accredited recruitment agencies.
Majority of the overseas vacancies are for skilled workers as most of the overseas manpower services job posts are in the United Arab Emirates and middle-east countries.
Apart from private companies and overseas employment, government agencies also posted job vacancies, such as the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (1,504 vacancies), Army Recruitment for Mindanao, APMC, PA (550 vacancies), and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (61 job postings).
“I invite our jobseekers to participate in the job fair and ready themselves with their proper business attire, bring multiple copies of resumes, school credentials, certificates of employment, clearances, photos, passport (for overseas applicants), and other pertinent pre-employment documents needed by employers,” Suyao said.
A nationwide Business Fair will also be held on May 1 and 2 at the Rotunda of Limketkai Mall, wherein livelihood projects within the province will be showcased.
Labor Day activities are also organized in each province of Northern Mindanao, such as: foot parade around Malaybalay City; program at Kaamulan Folk Arts Theater, Malaybalay City with ceremonial turnover of the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Kabuhayan grants; and the ceremonial turnover of school supplies to some identified child laborers from five selected schools in the city.
In Misamis Occidental province, a 6 a.m. Eucharistic Mass in the Holy Rosary Parish Church, Oroquieta City will be observed, followed by a motorcade around Oroquieta City and after which a Livelihood Fair and Skills Demo will be held in ABC Gymnasium, Oroquieta City.
In Iligan City, the Federation of Democratic Labor Organization invited DOLE-Northern Mindanao to attend their sponsored Eucharistic Mass at St. Michael’s Cathedral, foot parade within the city, followed by a program at the Freedom Park, City Plaza.
Suyao said the region-wide job and business fairs replicate the Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan concept forged by DOLE and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) which aims to bring employment opportunities through entrepreneurship for our workers in the informal sector or at the grassroot level.
Together with the DOLE provincial field offices, the different provincial, city, and municipal local government units, through their respective Public Employment Service Offices, various Tripartite Industrial Peace Councils, and other allied-partner agencies will simultaneously celebrate the event in the respective provinces of the region.
The DOLE will be joined by members of the Regional Coordinating Council comprising DOLE attached agencies such as the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, National Reintegration Center for OFWs, National Conciliation Mediation Board, National Labor Relations Commission, Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board, Employees Compensation Commission, Occupational Safety and Health Center, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, Professional Regulation Commission, and POEA and will be bringing their services in the One-Stop-Shop Desks provided during the Job Fair in Lim Ket Kai mall.
Other government agencies offering their services are National Bureau of Investigation-Northern Mindanao and Pag-ibig Fund CDO Central Members Services Branch.
DOLE also advised the applicants to pre-register at the second floor, east concourse (in front of Marks and Spencer), of Limketkai Mall on April 19 and 20, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Jobseekers may also prepare their National Skills Registration Program Form, which is downloadable through the DOLE-Northern Mindanao website: ro10.dole.gov.ph.