DOLE to conduct more job fairs this August

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In an effort to sustain programs for job-generation, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will hold more job fairs this month of August, DOLE Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz announced Wednesday.

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“We are bringing employment opportunities closer to more job seekers as the government is serious in realizing a job-led growth, especially in those areas at the periphery of socio-economic development,” Baldoz said in a press release.

Baldoz said next month, Public Employment Service Offices (PESOs) will be hosting job fairs both in urban and rural areas in National Capital Region, Region 1, 3, 6, 7,10, 12 and Caraga region.

The labor chief said for National Capital Region: PESO Mandaluyong will facilitate job fairs on August 3, 10, and 31; while PESO Pasay will be on August 17 and 21.

In Region 1: Although there is no specific date yet, PESO offices will conduct job fairs in St. Louis College, San Fernando City La Union and LGU-San Carlos City, Pangasinan; and on August 16 in Binalonan, Pangasinan.

With no specific date yet, Region 3 will have job fair in Pag-asa Multi-Purpose Gym, San Jose City in Nueva Ecija.

In Region 6, job fairs (no date yet) will be in LGU-Iloilo City and PESO Office Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental.

Region 7 will have job fairs on August 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 at the Barangay Area in Cebu City; and on August 25 in Cebu Provincial Capitol, Cebu City.

Region 10 will also conduct job fairs in Catarman Camiguin Municipal Hall and Municipal Gym Cabanglasan, Bukidnon both happening on August 15.

In Region12, job fairs (no date yet) will be in Malungon Gym, Sarangani; August 7 in Magpet, North Cotabato; 21 in August-Kabacan, North Cotabato.

In Caraga region: job fairs will be on August 8 in Bayugan Municipal Hall, Agusan del Sur; August 16 in Surigao City Hall, Surigao City; and on August 22 in Hinatuan Municipal Hall, Surigao del Sur.

The conduct of year-round job fairs is one of the DOLE’s employment facilitation strategies to provide jobseekers continuous opportunities to find jobs and to assist employers to find qualified workers.

The DOLE conducts mega job fairs, city and municipal job fairs, in-house job fairs, mini-job fairs, and barangay job fairs in close coordination with local government units (LGUs) and the Public Employment Service Offices (PESOs). These job fairs are supervised by the Bureau of Local Employment (BLE) and DOLE regional offices.

The DOLE’s year-round job fair schedules and venues are also posted for online accessibility in the government’s job and skills matching portal at www.phil-job.net.

DOLE regional offices are also expected to conduct more job fairs towards the end of 2013

In line with this, Baldoz encouraged students and job-seekers to visit or contact the DOLE’s regional and field offices and the Public Employment Service Offices in their localities to check the latest job fair venues and the list of licensed private recruitment and placement agencies (PRPAs) and their authorized branch offices and representatives to guide them in their job hunting.

“Our DOLE front liners, in partnership with our PESO officers, will assist jobseekers in verifying the authenticity and legitimacy of companies and local recruitment agencies so they will not be duped into non-existing jobs or illegal recruitment scams,” she explained.

The labor Sec. added that jobseekers must know the schedule of our job fairs, training, and career counseling which could help them get into ‘skills-fit’ employment opportunities. PNA

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