12,000 vacancies up for Labor Day jobs fair in Davao City!

Around 12,423 vacancies from the locality and abroad will be offered on Labor Day for many job seekers in Davao Region.
The Department of Labor and Employment in the region will bring these employment openings in two jobs fair events on May 1, 2012 to mark the celebration of Labor Day.
Allan Baban, officer-in-charge of DOLE-XI’s technical services support department, said the vacancies are from 88 local and overseas employers who have signified joining the jobs fair.
As of today, April 23, 4,878 vacant positions have been submitted to DOLE-XI by 46 local firms, while 7,545 jobs have been offered by employers abroad, Baban told the media during today’s Kapihan sa SM City Davao.
He said they are still urging more companies to post their vacancies during the jobs fair events to be held at SM City Mall and Gaisano Mall in Davao City, with the theme: “Pagtulungan. Pagbabago. Disenteng Trabaho.”
DOLE-XI’s information officer Joy Flordelis said most of the local positions offered include call center agents, office workers, factory workers and skilled workers such as engineers.
The participating overseas employers mostly need domestic helpers, construction workers, skilled engineers in all fields and experienced nurses, Flordelis stated.
She told the Philippine Information Agency that they are projecting 15 percent of the total registrants during the jobs fair to be hired on-the-spot.
Apart from the jobs fair, different DOLE-attached agencies will render their respective services in a one-stop-shop center to be put up during the event at Gaisano Mall of Davao.
Flordelis said the participating agencies include the Social Security System, PhilHealth, National Bureau of Investigation, Department of Foreign Affairs and National Statistics Office.
Meanwhile, Baban disclosed that about P2 million to P3 million cash grants are expected to be released also during the jobs fair, as livelihood assistance to some ten beneficiaries.
He said that most of the recipients are out-of-school youth and farmer women from across the region
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