50,000 jobs up for grabs in 2012 Kalayaan Job Fair

A June 11, 2012 press release from the Department of Labor and Employment

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) yesterday reported that the number of job vacancies to be offered at the 2012 Kalayaan Job Fair, which opens at the Rizal Park lagoon area at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow, has now reached 50,000.

In a press release, the Labor Communications Office (LCO) said the increase in job vacancies came about as more employers have signified their participation at the job fair, which is part of the nationwide celebration of the country’s 114th Independence Day, with the theme: “Kalayaan: Pananagutan ng Bayan para sa Tuwid na Daan.”

“The continuous support to the DOLE’s job fair both by the government and its partners from the private sector is shown by the number of employers participating, now reaching 150,” said LCO Director Nicon Fameronag, citing an update report of the DOLE-National Capital Region (NCR) that, together with the Bureau of Local Employment, is leading the conduct of the job fair.

Fameronag said Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz, who is in Geneva for the 101st International Labor Conference, is closely monitoring the developments of the conduct of the job fair. She has instructed the DOLE-NCR and the Bureau of Local Employment to closely supervise the job fair and to coordinate with employers and other agencies in the provision of employment facilitation services during the fair.

Nine other DOLE regional offices would also spearhead similar job fairs in their regions on Independence Day. These are:

Cordillera Administrative Region—University of Baguio Gymnasium, Baguio City

Region 1—CSI City Mall, San Fernando, La Union; Nepo Mall, Dagupan City

Region 2—Casa Angela Convention Center, Tuguegarao City

Region 3—Rizal Triangle Multi-purpose Covered Court, Olongapo City; Iba or Botolan Zambales; Public Employment Service Office (PESO) Office, City Hall, Tarlac City; Barasoain Church, Malolos City, Bulacan

Region 6—Marymart Mall, Iloilo City; Gaisano City Mall, Bacolod City

Region 8—Ormoc Superdome, Ormoc City; Samar Provincial Capitol, Catbalogan City

Region 9—Abellana National High School, Cebu City

Region 11—Abreeza Ayala Mall, Bajada, Davao City; NCCC Mall, Matina, Davao City

Caraga—Butuan City Hall Lobby, Butuan City

Majority of the job vacancies are local and offered by private companies from the business process outsourcing, advertising and marketing, wholesale and retail trade, food services, health care and pharmaceutical, car dealing, garments, real estate, information technology (IT), insurance, education, and construction sectors.

At the same time, there will be 30 land- and sea-based licensed overseas recruitment agencies offering jobs in Australia, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and Brunei Darussalam.

The DOLE said there are also government agencies that will participate, such as the Philippine National Police, which is hiring 3,000 police officers.

Locally or overseas, the vacancies will be for 3-D animators; accountants; account executives; animal raisers; air-conditioner technicians; architects; bakers; baristas; beauticians; bookkeepers; brand specialists; CAD draftsmen; cake decorators; call center agents; carpenter finishing; cashiers; chefs; cleaners; construction workers; cooks; copywriters; craftsmen; dental cleaners; dental, laboratory, and X-ray technicians; denters; drivers; drivers of light/heavy/forklift/transit mixers; electricians; encoders; engineers; graphics designers; factory workers; foremen; forklift operators; furniture assemblers; hairdressers; hotel workers; human resource (HR) managers; HR practitioners; HR staff; interior designers; IT professionals; IT staff; landscapers; medical officers; machine operators; masons; massage therapists; mechanics; medical representatives; nurses; nursing aides; occupational/physical therapists; painters; pharmacists; pipe fitters; plumbers; programmers; quality control inspectors; researchers; restaurant managers; riders; safety and health officers; sales ladies; secretaries; security guards; service workers; steel fixers; surveyors; systems administrators; systems analysts; training managers; tellers; utility workers; waiters/waitresses; Web designers; Web developers; and welders.

As in past DOLE job fairs, the National Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Internal Revenue, Professional Regulation Commission, Social Security System, Pag-IBIG Fund, National Statistics Office, and the Philippine Postal Corporation will be at the job fair site to provide preemployment documentation services to job seekers. The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority will also be at the job fair to offer free haircuts and massages, and conduct free skills demonstration on coffee making and wine mixing. There will also be free legal and medical services, courtesy of the DOLE family of agencies.

Participating government agencies in the 2012 Kalayaan Job Fair include the Department of Public Works and Highways, Metro Manila Development Authority, Philippine Information Agency, Light Rail Transit Authority, and PESO Association of Metro Manila. Private sector supporters include Banco de Oro, Cobra Energy Drink, Globe, Max’s Restaurant, San Miguel Corporation, and the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industries, Inc.