Friday, April 29, 2016

President Aquino visits pre-Labor Day job fair in Mandaue City April 29, 2016

From the Website of the President

President Aquino visits pre-Labor Day job fair in Mandaue City April 29, 2016
President Benigno S. Aquino III here Wednesday visited a pre-Labor Day Job and Career Fair, which offered Cebuanos nearly 18,000 jobs.

The President arrived at the Mandaue Sports Complex and Cultural Center at about 4:30 p.m. and was joined by several national and local officials.

In an interview with reporters, Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said 14,000 overseas jobs and more than 3,000 local jobs were being offered at the fair.

Secretary Baldoz also said that on Labor Day on Sunday (May 1), job and career fairs will be held in five venues in Region 7, and in 43 other venues in the country.

She noted that labor unions will not join the traditional Labor Day events this year, having begged off so they could hold their respective rallies for the presidential candidates they support.

However, labor unions will participate in a pre-Labor Day event on occupational safety and health on Saturday (April 30), she said, adding that the result of this event will become the final output for a manifesto on the labor unions’ proposed agenda that will be presented to the next administration.

Baldoz further said that under President Aquino’s leadership, her department was able to increase protection for the vulnerable labor sector, give labor groups wider representation, increase the number of workers receiving better wages and benefits, resolve labor cases quickly, improve job placement, and provide workers with higher wages and other benefits.

The job fair here was organized in coordination with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), labor groups, employers, and various government agencies.

The participating industries included IT-BPM, food and beverage, aerospace, semi-conductors, automotive, health and wellness, and tourism.

The job fair, which also featured career ambassadors, aimed to assist young individuals in making career decisions.

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