DOLE advises graduates, job seekers to visit DOLE job fairs

A March 19, 2012 press release from the Department of Labor and Employment

With graduation just around the bend, Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday asked graduating students to dust off their resumes and be prepared to visit any of the DOLE job fairs during the second quarter.

Announcing the DOLE’s nationwide job fairs for the next three months, Baldoz also urged the country’s “educated unemployed”—holders of certificates of technical–vocational courses, jobless out-of-school youth, and even those who are planning to switch jobs—to try finding their luck at the job fairs.

“We have more than 200 job fairs to be conducted this quarter by the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) network in cooperation with private and government sector employers. This means that on [a] daily basis, about seven job fairs will be ongoing around the country from April to June,” Baldoz announced.

“One of the biggest of these events will be [the] simultaneous job fair during the celebration of the 110th Labor Day on May 1 and the 114th Independence Day of the Republic of the Philippines on June 12,” she added.

The DOLE’s Bureau of Local Employment and its regional offices will supervise these job fairs, as provided under Department Order No. 113, which Baldoz issued on April 28, 2011.

DOLE’s job fairs are held in convenient and accessible places, and designed to ensure that job applicants are protected from illegal recruiters. Employers who will participate in the job fairs are also thoroughly screened and validated.

Private sector-organized job fairs are conducted with DOLE’s permission, and no charges or fees are collected from job seekers or applicants before, during, or after a job fair. For the DOLE job fairs, no participation fees are collected from participating agencies or employers.

For visitors to these job fairs, Baldoz advised them to also brush up on relevant labor market information being continuously disseminated by DOLE to help them map out their careers wisely, such as looking for occupations that fit their qualifications and inclinations.

“This is one of the best ways you can match yourselves with productive opportunities or even be hired on the spot during job fairs,” Baldoz advised.

“For first-time job seekers, another piece of advice I can give is to accept the first job that comes your way and which fit your qualifications. This is the way to earn experience and pick up job-ready skills,” she added.

The job fair schedule is as follows:


National Capital Region (NCR)

April 2—LRPESO in-house job fair at Marikina City; Bagumbayan North, Navotas

April 5—PESO Office, Taguig Hall, Taguig City

April 6—LRPESO, Marikina City; South Station II, Muntinlupa City

April 7—Job fairs at different barangays of Muntinlupa City

April 9—LRPESO, Marikina

April 12—Latter Day Saints Church Grounds, Valenzuela City; PESO Malabon City

April 13—LRPESO, Marikina; Brgy. South Signal, Taguig City; South Station II, Muntinlupa City; Latter Day Saints Church Ground, Valenzuela City; PESO Office, Pasay City

April 14—Different barangays, Muntinlupa

April 16—LRPESO, Marikina; Bagumbayan North, Navotas; PESO Office, Taguig Hall, Taguig City

April 18—St. Vincent de Ferrer, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City

April 20—LRPESO, Marikina; South Station II, Muntinlupa; City Hall, Taguig

April 21—Brgy. Apolonio Samson, Quezon City; different barangays, Muntinlupa

April 23—Daang Hari, Navotas

April 26—Ampitheater, Valenzuela City

April 27—Marikina Sports Park, Marikina; South Station II, Muntinlupa

April 28—Different barangays, Muntinlupa; Barangay Central Signal, Taguig

April 30—Tangos, Navotas; LRPESO, Marikina; PESO Office, Taguig


April 16 (tentative)—PESO Office, Municipal Hall, Manaoag

April 23 (tentative)—PESO Office, Municipal Hall, Bauang

April 26 (tentative)—PESO Office, Municipal Hall, Infanta, Pangasinan


April 2012—Sanchez Mira, Cagayan; Santiago City, Isabela; San Mateo, Isabela; Ilagan, Isabela; Cauayan City, Isabela to be hosted by University of Perpetual Help System; Handog Kabataan at Nueva Vizcaya University, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya

April 10—Saguday, Quirino


April—PESO Office, Municipal Hall, Camiling, Tarlac; PESO Office, City Hall, Tarlac; PESO Office, Municipal Hall, Apalit, Pampanga; Municipality of Hagonoy

April 5—Central Luzon State University, Science City of Muñoz

April 12—PESO Office, Municipal Hall, San Luis, Pampanga

April (last week)—Holy Angel University, Angeles, Pampanga

April 19—Sta. Cruz, Zambales

April 27—PESO Office, Municipal Hall, San Clemente, Tarlac


April 26 (tentative)—Morong Municipal Hall, Morong

April (tentative)—Pililla People’s Park, Pililla; Tanay Plaza, Tanay, Rizal


April 17—PESO Santa Cruz, Marinduque

April 18—City Hall, Boac, Marinduque

April 19—City Hall Gasan, Marinduque

April 2012—Provincial Capital of Occidental Mindoro


April 2012—Guimaras Provincial Capitol Covered Court, Guimaras Province; La Carlota City College, La Carlota City, Negros Occidental; La Castellana Plaza, La Castellana, Negros Occidental; Capitol Hall Ground, Roxas City, Capiz

April 26—San Jose, Antique


April (third week)—La Libertad, Negros Oriental

April 29—Cebu International Convention Center, Mandaue City, Cebu


April 27—Medina College Lobby, Ozamis City


April 4—Laak, Comval Province

April (1st week)—DOST, Davao City c/o the DOST

April (2nd week)—Davao Doctors College, Davao City

April (3rd week)—HCDC, Davao City; Digos City c/o provincial PESO


April 4—Notre Dame of Dadiangas University (NDDU), General Santos City

April 27—Kidapawan City Gymnasium, Kidapawan City; St. Alexius College, Morales Ave., Koronadal City


April—University/College Grounds, Baguio

April 5—Provincial Plaza, Mountain Province

FOR MAY 2012


May 1—Labor Day Job Fair at SM Marikina; Plastic City Grounds, Valenzuela City

May 2—Mega Job Fair at Caloocan City Hall

May 4—LRPESO, Marikina City; South Station II, Muntinlupa City

May 5—Different barangays, Muntinlupa

May 7—LRPESO, Marikina; PESO Office, Taguig City Hall

May 9—Caloocan City Hall; Coop SMMPC, Taguig

May 10—PESO Office, Pasay City

May 11—South Station II, Muntinlupa; LRPESO, Marikina

May 12—Different barangays, Muntinlupa

May 14—PESO Office, Taguig City Hall; LRPESO, Marikina

May 18—City Hall, Las Piñas City; LRPESO, Marikina; South Station II, Muntinlupa; Brgy. North Daang Hari, Taguig

May 19—Brgy. Old Balara, Quezon City; different barangays, Muntinlupa

May 21—LRPESO, Marikina; PESO Office, Taguig

May 23—Brgy. Wawa, Taguig

May 24—Local fair to be hosted by Mayor’s and Vice Mayor’s Office at PESO Office, Malabon City Hall

May 25—LRPESO, Marikina; South Station II, Muntinlupa; PESO Office, Pasay City Hall

May 26—Different barangays, Muntinlupa

May 28—LRPESO, Marikina; PESO Office, Taguig City Hall

May 30—Brgy. New Lower Bicutan, Taguig


May 1—SM City Rosales, Pangasinan

May 4—Fair to be hosted by ABS-CBN at ABS-CBN, Ground Flr., CAP Bldg., Laoag City

May 5—Civic Center, Agoo, La Union


May 1—Cauayan City, Isabela

May—Aparri, Cagayan; Gonzaga, Cagayan; Cauayan City, Isabela; Provincial Government of Nueva Vizcaya, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya


May 1—Tarlac Capitol jobs fair in Tarlac City to be hosted by the Tarlac Province PESO; job fair at SM Clark to be hosted by the Clark Development Corporation and the Clark Special Economic Zone; job fair at Cabanatuan City to be hosted by DOLE Region II and the province; job fairs to be hosted by Provincial PESO at Bataan People’s Center, Bataan; at Iba, Zambales; and at Rizal Triangle Multi-Purpose Covered Court, Olongapo City

May 2—SM City Marilao; SM City Baliwag

May 12—Talavera Gym, Talavera, Nueva Ecija; PESO Office, Municipal Hall, Lubao, Pampanga; fair under sponsorship by PESO Pampanga for the Province of Pampanga

May—Capitol Ground, Baler, Aurora; PESO Office, Municipal Hall, Paniqui, Tarlac; PESO Office, Municipal Hall, Sta. Ignacia, Tarlac; PESO Office, Municipal Hall, Capas, Tarlac


May 1—SM City-Taytay Event Center, through Taytay City LGU sponsorship

May (tentative)—Teresa Municipal Gymnasium, Teresa, Rizal

May (2nd week)—job fair at the Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall, Cainta, Rizal


May 1—PESO, Calapan City

May—Puerto Princesa PESO at the City Hall, Puerto Princesa City


May 2012—Isabela Gymnasium, Isabela, Negros Occidental; Iloilo City; Bacolod City, Negros Occidental to be co-hosted by DOLE and the Bacolod City LGU; BPO jobs fair at Iloilo City


May 1—Abellana National School, Cebu City; SM City Cebu

May 12—Panfil B. Frasco Sports Complex-Kai Gym, Liloan, Cebu

May 26—Municipal Hall, Balamban, Cebu

May 28—BQ Mall, Tagbilaran City, Bohol


May 1—DOLE RO-8, Tacloban City job fair to be hosted by DOLE RO-8

May 9—Provincial Capitol, Naval, Biliran


May 1—Zamboanga City job fair to be hosted by DOLE-9 ZCFO; Pagadian City under the hosting of DOLE in Zamboanga del Sur


May 1—SM City Cagayan de Oro to be hosted by DOLE RO-10

May 11—Municipal Gym, Calamba, Misamis Occidental

May 15—City Gym, Malaybalay City

May 24—City Lobby, Ozamis City

May 25—City Lobby, Ozamis City;


May 1—Labor Day Jobs Fair

May (3rd week)—UM Davao


May 1—Protech Center, Alunan Ave., Koronadal City to be hosted by the Cotabato Field Office

May 1—Robinson Plaza, General Santos City; 3rd Floor, South Seas Mall, Don Rufino Alonzo St., Cotabato City to be hosted also by FO jointly with ABS-CBN and TV5

May 12—Municipal Lobby of Pigcawayan, North Cotabato


May 1—DOLE Conference Room, Butuan City to be hosted by the Agusan del Norte FO


May 1–2—Baguio Convention Center

May—Provincial Capitol of Abra; Provincial Plaza, Mountain Province



June 1—LRPESO, Marikina City; South Station II, Muntinlupa City

June 2—Different barangays, Muntinlupa

June 4—LRPESO, Marikina; PESO Office, Taguig City Hall

June 6—Brgy. Napindan, Taguig City

June 8—LRPESO, Marikina; South Station II, Muntinlupa

June 9—Different barangays, Muntinlupa City

June 11—LRPESO, Marikina; PESO Office, Taguig City Hall

June 13—Mega job fair at Brgy. Lower Bicutan, Taguig City

June 14—Ampitheater, Malabon City

June 15—LR PESO, Marikina; PESO Office, Pasay City Hall; South Station II, Muntinlupa City; Quezon City Hall job fair to be hosted by the QC PESO; City Hall, Las Piñas

June 16—Different barangays, Muntinlupa

June 18—LRPESO, Marikina; PESO Office, Taguig City Hall

June 20—Brgy. Ligid Tipas, Taguig

June 21—PESO Office, Malabon City Hall

June 22—LRPESO, Marikina; South Station II, Muntinlupa

June 23—Different barangays, Muntinlupa

June 25—LRPESO, Marikina; PESO Office, Taguig City Hall

June 28—Ampitheater, Malabon

June 29—South Station II, Muntinlupa; LRPESO Marikina; Brgy. Upper Bicutan, Taguig; PESO Office, Pasay City Hall

June 30—Different barangays, Muntinlupa


June 12 (tentative)—Narciso Ramos Gymnasium, Lingayen, Pangasinan

June 14—LGU-Sudipen Grounds, Sudipen, La Union


June 10—Maddela, Quirino

June 11—Maddela, Quirino

June 12—Cagayan job fair hosted by Cagayan Province; Maddela, Quirino

June 20—Cabarroguis, Quirino

June 21—Cabarroguis, Quirino

June—Santiago City, Isabela; Provincial Government of Cagayan job fair


June 12—Job fair at the Tarlac Capitol in Tarlac City to be hosted by the PESO of Tarlac Province; Rizal Triangle Multi-Purpose Covered Court, Olongapo City; Iba or Botolan, Zambales

June 15—Dinalupihan Civic Center

June—Paombong; PESO Office, City Hall, Tarlac to be hosted by the Tarlac City PESO


June 2012 (tentative)—Teresa Municipal Gymnasium, Teresa, Rizal


Palawan Capitol


SM Delgado, Iloilo City


June 16—Abellana National School, Cebu City

June 24—Cebu International Convention Center job fair in Mandaue City to be hosted by the Cebu Province PESO


LGU, Baybay City

June 2012—DOLE NLFO/City PESO fair


June 12—Zamboanga City

June 20—PESO Office, City Hall, Pagadian City


June 15—City Tourism Hall, City Hall, Cagayan de Oro City


June 12—Kalayaan Job Fair to be hosted by DOLE

June 18—Maco, Comval Province

June (3rd week)—Matanao, Davao del Sur

June 29—Provincial Government of Davao del Norte


June 18—Municipal Hall, Tampakan, South Cotabato

June 19—People’s Palace, Cotabato City Hall Lobby


June 12—DOLE Conference Room, Butuan City

June 15–17—Provincial Convention Center, Patin-ay, Agusan del Sur

June 24—Municipal Gym, Tagbina, Surigao del Sur

June 25—Municipal Gym, Tagbina, Surigao del Sur


June 12—Baguio Convention Center

June 17—Provincial Plaza, Ifugao Provincial Capitol, Lagawe, Ifugao

June—City Plaza, Tabuk City, Kalinga

The job fair schedule can be browsed at, the government’s official online job portal.