Vacancies available in Labor Day job fairs up to 44,000 — DOLE | Inquirer News

Vacancies available in Labor Day job fairs up to 44,000 — DOLE

/ 03:59 PM April 28, 2021
jobs employment economy

(FILE) Labor Day job fair

MANILA, Philippines — Vacancies available in online job fairs that will start on Labor Day have gone up to over 44,000, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said Wednesday.

This was an increase of around 18,000 vacancies from the 26,000 jobs that were initially available for the job fairs.


“Mayroon kaming 44,000 na trabaho na available,” Bello said in an online media forum. “Baka pagdating ng May 1, aabot ‘yan ng 50,000,” he added.

(We have 44,000 jobs available… This might increase to 50,000 by May 1.)


According to data from DOLE, the 44,125 job openings are composed of 36,951 local jobs from 530 participating employers, and 7,174 overseas jobs from 48 employers.

DOLE said the top local vacancies are for production operators or factory workers, customer service representatives, contact tracers, sewers, and masons, carpenters, or rebarmen.

Meanwhile, the top vacancies abroad are for nurses, factory workers, mechanics, nursing aides or healthcare assistants, and cleaners.

The top industries to be featured in the job fairs are manufacturing, business process outsourcing, government service, textile, and construction, according to DOLE.

Below is the summary of vacancies per region:

Data from DOLE


The labor department earlier said that jobseekers in Luzon may apply through the following links:

National Capital Region (May 1)
Cordillera Administrative Region (May 1)
Ilocos Region (May 1–2)
Cagayan Valley Region (May 1–5)
Central Luzon (May 1)
Bataan Province (May 14)
Calabarzon (May 1)
Mimaropa (May 1)
Bicol Region (April 30 – May 2)

In the Visayas, interested applicants may click the following links:

Western Visayas (May 1)
Central Visayas (May 1)
Eastern Visayas (May 1-3)

Meanwhile, jobseekers in Mindanao may visit the following sites:

Zamboanga Peninsula (May 1)
Northern Mindanao (April 30-May 1)
Davao Region (May 1)
Soccsksargen (May 1)
Caraga (May 1)

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