7,000 jobs available in Region 1 — DOLE
By Danny O. Sagun
Dagupan City (8 June) -- Some 7,000 jobs vacancies will be open during the three-day Mega Job and Livelihood Fairs that will highlight the Independence Day celebration, according to Regional Director Henry John Jalbuena of the Department of Labor and Employment.
The Job and Livelihood Fairs will be held at the CSI--The City Mall in San Fernando City, La Union with the following schedules: June 12 for government emergency employment; June 13 for local job matching and placement; and June 14 for overseas recruitment.
Over 900 vacancies will be available from the Comprehensive Livelihood and Emergency Employment Programs (CLEEP) and emergency employment programs of the Department of Agriculture (DA), National Food Authority (NFA), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Health (DOH), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Department of Tourism (DoT), National Statistics Office (NSO), National Economic and Development Authority(NEDA) and Department of Labor and Employment. (DOLE).
For local employment, applicants can choose from more than 1,000 jobs offered by the Smart Telecommunications, AMA Computer College, Pepsi Cola, April Joy Home Decors and Furniture, Addessa Corporation, Chowking, 7-Eleven Supermarket, SM Supermalls, Sutherland, Jollimagic, PPMC, Mart-One, RPR-CSI, Jollibee Plaza, Jollibee II, Ace Hardware, Watsons, St. Joseph Drug Store and BHF Prime Group Corporation. Most of these companies need skilled workers, office workers, accountants, human resource managers, and even non-skilled workers.
Overseas employment opportunities comprise more than 5,000 job orders for skilled workers, nurses and other medical staff, engineers and teachers for UAE, Kuwait, Qatar and other countries.
Earlier, a similar job fair was held at the newly-opened SM City Rosales as part of the Labor Day celebration on May 1.
The Job and Livelihood Fairs are held to keep with the government's thrust of employment generation and in recognition of the Filipino workers as the modern-day heroes. (PIA Pangasinan) [top]