Friday, April 29, 2016

Labor job fairs offer 14,000 job vacancies

From the Website of PIA

Labor job fairs offer 14,000 job vacancies

ILOILO CITY, April 29 (PIA6) - - The Department of Labor and Employment 6 (DOLE 6) is encouraging anew jobseekers in Panay Island to avail of the opportunities being offered at the Labor Day Job and Livelihood Fairs 2016 on May 1.

As of April 29, some 115 local and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) companies and overseas recruitment agencies have already committed over 14,000 job vacancies in the two job fairs which will be held in this city.

Job seekers in search of local and overseas employment may proceed to SM City Annex and those in search of employment in the BPO at Amigo Plaza Mall on May 1. Registration will start at 8 A.M.

DOLE 6 Information Officer Amalia Judicpa urged applicants to take advantage of the ongoing pre-registration at DOLE 6 Office in Jaro until Saturday, April 30. She said it is advantageous for them to pre-register as they will avoid the long lines of walk-in applicants and will be ushered straight to the interview area when they arrive at the job fair on May 1.

She advised applicants as well to prepare and bring the necessary documents such as resume, pictures, transcript of records, diploma and certificate of graduation for new graduates and other credentials so that they could already submit them when they are required by the employers.

Another thing to consider by applicants to improve their chances to be hired, according to Judicpa is that they should prepare lots of resumes, as much as possible not those bought over the counters but rather they have prepared containing their skills and experiences, for multiple job applications.

Job fair is an effective mechanism in employment facilitation in the region. This was affirmed by the representatives of the management and labor sectors here in a recent press conference.

Donna Ratilla, President of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Iloilo Chapter said the job fairs provide them, employers, a wider market to choose who will be integrated in their respective industries.

CPU Employees’ Union President Amy Campos said job fair has opened opportunities for jobseekers to find suitable employment.

Meanwhile, to be featured in the livelihood fair are the products of the DOLE assisted projects.

Agencies such as PhilHealth, PagIBIG and SSS will also put up desks to cater to those who are in need of their services during the job fair. (JCM/laf/PIA6-Iloilo) - See more at:

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