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Kalayaan 2009 mega job fair set

by A. Lumaque

Roxas City (2 June) -- A three-day nationwide job and livelihood fair will be spearheaded by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on June 12 to 14 to mark the country's celebration of Independence Day this year.

DOLE Secretary Marianito Roque said that the mega event will be held simultaneously in 19 cities nationwide with the participation of about 1,000 employers from the private and government sectors including those from the overseas recruitment industry.

Roque has also urged jobseekers to register this early for the Kalayaan job fair via the PhilJobnet system as this will give them the opportunity to be prioritized by firms and agencies that would participate in the three-day job fair.

The interested applicants may register with the system at to enable the job fair participating private firms and government agencies to pre-screen applicants and subsequently hasten the selection and on the spot hiring of those who are qualified during the upcoming activity.

A DOLE portal news noted that the first day (June 12) of the job fair would feature government agencies offering 50,000 vacancies especially for professionals and other jobseekers with civil service eligibility.

The second day of the job fair on June 13 would feature private local companies offering some 70,000 employment opportunities while the following day, June 14, would feature recruitment agencies offering some 50,000 sea-based and land-based overseas employment.

DOLE has also conducted a successful Labor Day job fair which hired 10,000 workers on May 1. (PIA) [top]

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