Freedom day job fairs
MANILA, Philippines–Some 35,000 local and overseas jobs are up for grabs in the Independence Day job fairs that the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will be holding on June 12 in Manila and other parts of the country.
Some 100 companies will be taking part in the nationwide event to mark Independence Day, according to Acting Labor Secretary Ciriaco Lagunzad III.
“The companies, mostly based in Metro Manila, include 71 local employers offering 8,957 jobs and 20 land- and sea-based licensed overseas recruitment agencies with more than 10,000 job vacancies,” he said.
Aside from the private employment firms, several government agencies like the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Philippine Air Force (PAF), Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), among others, are “expected to bring in over 10,000 job offerings,” he said.
In a report to Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz, who is on an official trip to Geneva, Switzerland, Lagunzad said the DOLE commemoration of the 116th anniversary of Philippine Independence Day is “anchored on the theme ‘Pagsunod sa Yapak ng mga Dakilang Pilipino tungo sa Malawakan at Permanenteng Pagbabago (Following the Footsteps of Great Filipinos toward Encompassing and Permanent Change).’”
“The DOLE office in the National Capital Region, the organizer of the Metro Manila job fair, is partnering with 96 companies from all over the metropolis to offer jobs to the jobless,” Lagunzad said.
In Manila, the job fair will be held at the South Drive of the Rizal Park.
“The celebration of the nation’s independence is a timely occasion for the DOLE to facilitate the employment of the jobless and, thus, free them from the scourge of unemployment,” Baldoz said in a message.
“Through this job fair, we will assist workers in their search for jobs and help employers find the people with the right skills for their businesses,” added Baldoz, who is attending the 103rd International Labor Conference in Geneva.
“Most of the local job vacancies are for professional and technical-vocational workers,” Lagunzad said.
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