Job fair offers employment, livelihood training for PWDs
A special job fair will be held exclusively for persons with disabilities (PWDs), offering disadvantaged members of the community in Metro Manila employment, livelihood and training opportunities.
According to the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole), nearly 100 private and government agencies were expected to participate in the job fair.
Job seekers who want to pre-qualify for available posts, as well as companies that wish to join the job fair, may register at philjobnet.gov.ph.
To be held starting at 8 a.m. on Dec. 5 at Quezon City Hall, the event is a joint undertaking between Dole and the Rotary Clubs of District 3830 in observance of the International Day for PWDs.
“The special activity will highlight compliance with the law mandating offices of government to set aside 1percent of the positions [for PWDs],” Dole said.
Required by law
Under Republic Act 10524, private enterprises with over 100 employees are also encouraged to reserve one percent of their workforce for disadvantaged persons, it added.
The Department of Trade and Industry and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority will also provide livelihood and skills training for qualified PWDs at the job fair.
Other agencies involved in the event are the Public Employment Service Offices in the National Capital Region, National Council on Disability Affair and the Quezon City government. —With a report from Jovic Yee
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