3,460 careers up for grabs in CL Labor Day Job Fairs

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CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga — Up to 3,460 overseas and local careers will be up for grabs during the 2018 Labor Day Job and Business Fairs in Central Luzon.

“Around 2,865 job vacancies for local employment will be offered by 124 participating companies from various industries. We are also expecting around 565 job vacancies for overseas employment from 12 licensed recruitment agencies, as processed by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration,” Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Regional Director Zenaida Angara-Campita disclosed.

Vacancies for local employment include Production Operators, Customer Service Representatives, Sales Clerks, Quality Control Inspectors, Sewers, Cashiers, Drivers, and Accounting Staff.

Overseas careers, on the other hand, include Machine Operators, Welders, Housekeepers, Domestic Helpers, Construction Workers, Automotive Mechanics, Heavy Equipment Drivers, Caretakers, Riggers, Nurses, and Waiters/Waitresses.

Carrying the theme “Pagpupugay sa Manggagawang Pilipino: Dangal ng lahi, kabalikat sa progresibong pagbabago!,” the Job and Business Fairs on May 1 shall simultaneously be held in Robinsons Starmills in Pampanga; Nicanor V. Guillermo Convention Center in Marilao, Bulacan; and Rizal Triangle in Olongapo City.

Also in Sentro Baler Dr. Juan C. Angara Memorial Hall in Aurora, Cabanatuan City Hall Grounds in Nueva Ecija, and Bulwagan ng mga Gobernador in Provincial Capitol, Tarlac City. A similar activity will likewise be held on May 2 in Bataan People’s Center.

These Regional Job and Business Fairs adopted the Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan (TNK) concept of DOLE and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

“TNK aims to achieve full employment and creation of jobs in Key Employment Generators (KEGS) specifically in the manufacturing, agri-business, construction, tourism, IT-BPM, transportation and logistics, and retail and trade,” Angara-Campita explained.

“The job and business fairs are expected to increase rate in applicants hired in KEGS; apprise and advocate job seekers to consider entrepreneurial and business opportunities; and build strong partnerships among concerned agencies such as DOLE, DTI, local government units, and stakeholders from the private sector,” the official added. (CLJD/MJLS-PIA 3 with Angela Marie Cayanan, intern)