Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday announced that the DOLE has over 150 job fairs in store for new graduates, the youth, and other job seekers in Metro Manila and other regions this April, May, and up to June 2014. The DOLE has conducted 107 job fairs in March.
The labor and employment chief said that of this over 150 job fairs, easily the biggest and most anticipated is the Labor Day Job Fair that the DOLE will conduct on 1 May 2014 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City under the auspices of the DOLE National Capital Region and the Bureau of Local Employment.
“Job fairs are the DOLE’s strategy to facilitate job matching and placement of workers. The DOLE works to make it easy and fast for jobseekers to find jobs that fits their qualifications, interests, and career inclinations,” said Baldoz, adding that job fairs help both workers and employers–workers in finding jobs and employers in searching for workers that fit their requirements.
Job fairs are mandated under R.A. 8759, otherwise known as the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) Act of 1999, which provides that job fairs shall be conducted “periodically all over the country to bring together in one venue job seekers and employers for immediate matching.”
The job fairs are as follows:
April 2014, NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION (NCR): 7 April–Phil. Daily Inquirer Mega Job Fair at Glorietta Activity Center, Makati City, hosted by the Philippine Daily Inquirer; In-house Job Fair, Navotas City Hall Lobby; 7-8 April–Two-Way Link Job Solutions Job Fair at Trinoma Mall, Quezon City, Two-Way Link Job Solutions; 8 April–Caloocan City North Job Fair, Bagong Silang, Brgy. 176, Caloocan City Hall North; 9 April–Barangay Job Fair at Brgy. North Daang Hari, Taguig City; 11 April–Barangay Job Fair, Brgy. Hagonoy, Taguig City; 12 April–Mega Jobs Fair, Starmall Alabang; 14 April–In-house Job Fair, PESO Taguig Office, Taguig City; 16 April–Barangay Job Fair, Brgy. South Signal Village, Taguig City;
18 April — Barangay Job Fair, Brgy. San Miguel, Taguig City; 19 April–San Juan City Mega Job Fair, San Juan City Hall Grounds, N. Domingo St., San Juan City; 21 April–In-house Job Fair at Taguig City Hall, Gen. A. Luna St., Taguig City; 23 April–Barangay Job Fair, Brgy. Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City; 24 April–Mini-Job Fair, Amphitheater, Malabon City Hall; 25 April–Barangay Job Fair, Brgy. Western Bicutan, Taguig City; 28 April–In-house Job Fair, Taguig City Hall, Gen. A. Luna St., Tuktukan, Taguig City; 30 April–Barangay Job Fair, Brgy. Napindan, Taguig City;
REGION I: 7 April–Pangasinan PESO Mini Job Fair, Lingayen, Pangasinan; 10 April–Malasiqui Job Fair, Malasiqui, Pangasinan; 21 April–San Juan, Ilocos Sur Job Fair, San Juan Multi-Purpose Gym, San Juan, Ilocos Sur;22 April–Sudipen Job Fair, Sudipen, La Union; 25 April–Dagupan City Job Fair, CSI The City Mall, Dagupan City;28 April–Tagudin Job Fair, Municipal Hall, Tagudin, Ilocos Sur; 30 April–Ilocos Norte Summer Job Fair, Ilocos Norte Centennial Arena, Laoag City;
REGION II: 5 April–Rural Bank of Cauayan Job Fair, LGU Cauayan, Isabela; REGION III: 8 April–Trabaho para sa Bulakenyo Job Fair, Bulacan Provincial Gymnasium, Lungsod ng Malolos, Bulacan; 10 April–Santa Ignacia Municipal Job Fair, Municipal Covered Court of Santa Ignacia, Tarlac; 11 April–Systems Technology Institute (STI) College Balagtas and Malolos Job Fair, STI College, Balagtas Campus; 14 April—STI Colleges-Angeles Job Fair, Agson’s Bldg., McArthur Hi-Way, Balibago, Angeles City, Pampanga; 26 April–City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan Job Fair, San Jose Del Monte National Trade School, Brgy. Fatima V., Sapang Palay, Bulacan; 29 April–Mabalacat City Job Fair, Tabun, Mabalacat City, Pampanga;
REGION IV-A: 10 April–Gumaca Job Fair, Gumaca Municipal Gym; REGION V: 21-22 April–Bantayog Jobs Fair, Daet, Camarines Norte; 21 April–Job Fair at LGU Bulusan, Sorsogon; 22 April–Daragang Magayon Job Fair, Albay Astrodome, Legazpi City; REGION VI: 10 April–PESO Guimaras Province Job Fair, Capitol Gym, Jordan, Guimaras; 12 April–PESO Roxas City and Capiz Job Fair, Capiz Provincial Hall, Roxas City; PESO Pandan, Antique Job Fair, Liberman Covered Court, Pandan, Antique; 17 April–STI Kalibo, Aklan Job Fair, Kalibo; 22 April–La Carlota City PESO Job Fair, Negros Occidental; 23 April–PESO Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental Job Fair, Himamaylan City Gym; PESO Iloilo City Job Fair, Robinson’s Place Iloilo, Iloilo City; 30 April–PESO Aklan Province Job Fair, ABL Sports Complex, Kalibo, Aklan; Antique Provincial Government Job Fair, San Jose de Buenavista, Antique;
REGION VII: 10 April–Mini-Job Fair, Cebu City; 12 April–Barangay Job Fair, Brgy. Bulacao, Cebu City; Cebu City Local Job Fair, Bulalacao Pardo, Cebu; 26 April–Local and Overseas Job Fair, Panphil B. Frasco Memorial Sports Complex; REGION X: 5 April–Nograles Mini-Job Fair, Bastida Elem. School Covered Court, Dumoy, Toril, Davao City, hosted by the Office of Rep. Karlo Nograles and the DOLE Davao City Field Office; 25 April–Hapsay Job Fair, City Tourism Hall, Cagayan de Oro City; 26 April–Labor Day Mini-Job Fair, Gaisano Mall of Davao, J.P. Laurel Ave., Bajada, Davao City; Labor Day Mini-Job Fair, SM City Davao, Ecoland, Davao City;
27 April — Labor Day Mini-Job Fair, Gaisano Mall of Davao, Davao City; Labor Day Mini Job Fair, SM City Davao, Ecoland, Davao City; 28 April–Labor Day Mini-Job Fair, Gaisano Mall of Davao; Labor Day Mini Job Fair at the SM City Davao, Ecoland, Davao City; 29 April—Labor Day Mini Job Fair at Gaisano Mall of Davao, J.P. Laurel Ave., Bajada, Davao City; Labor Day Mini Job Fair at SM City Davao, Ecoland, Davao City; 30 April–Labor Day Mini-Job Fair, Gaisano Mall of Davao, J.P. Laurel Ave., Bajada, Davao City; Labor Day Mini-Job Fair, SM City Davao, Ecoland, Davao City;
May 2014, NCR: 1 May–Labor Day Job Fair, SM Center Muntinlupa; 22 May–Mega Job Fair at Amphitheater, Malabon City; CORDILLERA ADMINISTRATIVE REGION: 1-2 May–ABS-CBN Baguio Job Fair, University of the Cordilleras, Baguio City; 2 May–Labor Day Job Fair, Baguio Convention Center, Baguio City; BSU Job Fair, Benguet State University, La Trinidad, Benguet; 6 May–City Job Fair at Tabuk City Job Fair, LGU Tabuk City;REGION I: 1 May–Urdaneta Labor Day Job Fair at CB Mall, Urdaneta City; Ilocos Sur Labor Day Job Fair, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur;
REGION III: 1 May–Labor Day Job Fair at Camp Servillano Aquino, San Miguel, Tarlac; Labor Day Job Fair at 6th Floor, SM City Olongapo; Provincial Government of Nueva Ecija 2014 Labor Day Job Fair, Old Capitol Compound, Burgos Ave., Cabanatuan City; Labor Day Job Fair, President Ramon F. Magsaysay Sports Complex, Caballero St., Poblacion, Candelaria, Zambales; Labor Day Job Fair at SM City Baliuag, Bulacan Labor Day Job Fair at SM City Clark; Labor Day Job Fair at SM City Downtown, City of San Fernando, Pampanga; Labor Day Job Fair at SM City Marilao, Bulacan; Labor Day Job Fair at SM City Pampanga; Labor Day Job Fair, SM City Tarlac; Labor Day Job Fair, People’s Park Provincial Capitol Compound, Balanga City, Bataan;
REGION IV-A: 21 May–Calauag Job Fair 2014, Bulwagang Manuel Luis Quezon, Calauag, Quezon Province;REGION IV-B: 1 May–Labor Day Job Fair, Bulalacao, Oriental Mindoro; REGION VI: 1 May–DOLE RO 6 Job Fair, Mary Mart Mall of Iloilo City; DOLE Negros Occidental Field Office Job Fair, SM City Bacolod, Bacolod City; 23 May–2014 Anniversary Job Fair: Powering Up @ 4, Gaisano City Mall, Bacolod City;
REGION VII: 1 May–Job Fair, Capitol Grounds, Cebu; 27th Overseas Jobs Fair/Labor Day Job Fair, Cebu City; 3 May–Local and Overseas Job Fair, Municipal Covered Court, Moalboal; 10 May–Barangay San Nicolas Job Fair, Cebu City; 17 May–Local and Overseas Job Fair, Panphil B. Frasco Memorial Sports Complex; 24 May–Local and Overseas Job Fair, Balamban Sports Complex; 24 May–Barangay Apas Job Fair, Cebu City; Local and Overseas Job Fair, Mandaue City; 28 May–Mini-Job Fair, Cebu City; REGION X: 1 May–Job Fair, Cagayan de Oro City; 30 May–Hapsay Job Fair, City Tourism Hall, Cagayan de Oro City;
REGION XI: 1 May–Labor Day Job Fair, SM City Davao, Ecoland, Davao City; Labor Day Job Fair, Tagum City; 1-2 May–Labor Day Job Fair @ Gaisano Mall of Davao, J.P. Laurel Ave., Davao City; 24 May–Nograles Mini-Job Fair, Magallanes Elementary School, Magallanes Street, Davao City; hosted by Office of Rep. Karlo Nograles;CARAGA: 1 May–Labor Day Job Fair, Butuan City;
June 2014, NCR: 12 June–Independence Day Job Fair, Rizal Park; Independence Day Job Fair, SM Center Muntinlupa; 13 June–Mega Job Fair, Caloocan North City Hall; 18 June–Caloocan City South Job Fair, Maypajo Area, Caloocan City Hall; 19 June–Mini-Job Fair at Amphitheater, Malabon City Hall; Mega Job Fair, Caloocan City Hall South; 26 June–Caloocan City North Job Fair, Caloocan City Hall North; CAR: 20 June–City Job Fair, Tabuk City; 22 June–Flora Jobs Fair, Poblacion, Flora, Apayao; 25 June–LGU Conner Job Fair, Caglayan, Conner, Apayao; REGION I: 12 June–Dagupan Kalayaan Job Fair, Atrium, Nepo Mall, Dagupan City; Candon City Kalayaan Job Fair at Candon City, Ilocos Sur; La Union Kalayaan Job Fair, CSI Mall, San Fernando City, La Union;
REGION V: 19-20 June 2014– Tabaco City Job Fair, Tabaco City Terrace; REGION VI: 12 June–DOLE Region 6 Job Fair, Mary Mart Mall, Iloilo City; DOLE Negros Occidental Field Office Job Fair, Robinson’s Place Bacolod, Bacolod City; PESO San Carlos City, Negros Occidental Job Fair, San Carlos Gym, San Carlos City; 25 June–PESO Malay, Aklan Job Fair, Malay Sports Complex, Poblacion, Malay, Aklan; REGION VII: 14 June–Barangay Job Fair, Brgy. Mabolo, Cebu City; 18 June–Jobs Bridging Fair at DMDP, Cebu City; 22 June–Overseas Job Fair, Capitol Grounds, Cebu City; 28 June–67th Mega Job Fair, Cebu City;
REGION X: 12 June–Kalayaan Job Fair, Davao City; Kalayaan Job Fair, Tagum City; 21 June–Nograles Mini-Job Fair, Mabini Elementary School Covered Court, Bangkal, Davao City; 27 June–Hapsay Job Fair, City Tourism Hall, Cagayan de Oro City; CARAGA: 12 June–Kalayaan Job Fair, Butuan City; 14 June–Naligayan Jobs Fair, Naligayan Cultural Center, Patin-ay, Agusan del Sur; 16 June–San Miguel Job Fair, San Miguel Municipal Hall; 20-21 June–San Francisco Municipal Job Fair, San Francisco, Gymnasium; and 23 June–Tandag City Job Fair, Tandag City Gym.
For a complete listing of DOLE job fair schedules, visit the Phil-JobNet at www.phil-jobnet.dole.gov.ph.
Press release courtesy of the Department of Labor and Employment, 14 April 2014.