MANILA — Illegal recruiters managed to infiltrate job fairs organized by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
Nelson Hornilla, acting Director of DOLE – National Capital Region (NCR), noted that this happened in previous job fairs but they were able to stop them.
“There were instances where you can see some that are distributing leaflets that are not with those registered employers participating in the job fair… in previous job fairs, we found some of them,” he said.
He added, “That is what we are closely monitoring during the job fair… when we find them, we invite them and ask them to leave the premises.”
On June 12, the DOLE-NCR held the Independence Day Job Fair at the Luneta Park in Manila, where more than 35,000 local and overseas jobs were offered to Filipinos looking for work.
Meanwhile, DOLE Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said that over 30 job fairs are still set to be held this month in the different parts of the country. These include:
NCR: 13 June 2014–Mega Job Fair, Caloocan North City Hall, hosted by Caloocan City PESO; 18 June–Caloocan City South Job Fair, Maypajo Area, Caloocan City Hall South, also hosted by PESO; 19 June–Malabon City Mini Job Fair, Amphitheater, Malabon City Hall, hosted by PESO Malabon; Mega Job Fair at Caloocan South (Main) City Hall; and 26 June–Caloocan City North Job Fair, Caloocan City Hall North, hosted by PESO Caloocan;
Region I: 14 June–Pangasinan PESO Mini Job Fair, Alvear St., East, Lingayen, Pangasinan; 20 June–Batac City Job Fair, hosted by Batac City LGU; Region III: 13 June–Kalayaan Job Fair, Municipality of Zaragosa, hosted by PESO Zaragosa; 20 June–City Job Fair, Waltermart, MacArthur Highway, San Agustin, San Fernando City, Pampanga, hosted by the City’s PESO; 27 June–Paniqui Municipal Job Fair, Municipal Covered Court, Paniqui, Tarlac, hosted by PESO Paniqui; Region V: 20 June–Tabaco City Job Fair, Tabaco City Terrace, hosted by Tabaco City PESO; and Job Fair, Central Plaza Mall, Barangay Lag-on, Daet, Camarines Norte, hosted by Daet LGU;
Region VI: 25 June–Malay, Aklan Job Fair, Malay Sports Complex, Poblacion, Malay, Aklan, hosted by Malay PESO; Region VII: 14 June–Brgy. Mabolo Job Fair, Cebu City; 18 June–Jobs Bridging, Cebu City; 22 June–Overseas Job Fair, Capitol Grounds, hosted by Province of Cebu PESO; and 28 June–67th Mega Job Fair, Cebu City, hosted by DMDP;
Region IX: 13 June–Job Fair, Dumalinao Gymnasium, hosted by Dumalinao LGU/DOLE; and 18 June–Job Fair, City Commercial Center, Pagadian City, hosted by Pagadian LGU and DOLE; Region X: 27 June–Hapsay Job Fair, City Tourism Hall, Cagayan de Oro City, hosted by CDO PESO; Region XI: 17 June–Matanao Job Fair, Municipal Gym, Matanao, Davao del Sur, hosted by Matanao LGU; and Montevista Job Fair, Municipal Plaza, Montevista, Compostela Valley, hosted by Municipality of Montevista, Compostela Valley Province; 19 June–Sta. Maria Job Fair, Municipal Gym, Sta. Maria, Davao del Sur, hosted by Sta. Maria LGU; 20 June–Maco Job Fair, Maco Municipal Gym, Maco, Compostela Valley Province, hosted by Maco PESO; 59th Araw ng Magugpo Poblacion Job Fair, Tagum City Pavilion Cultural and Trade Center, hosted by Tagum City PESO; and 21 June–Nograles Mini Job Fair, Mabini Elementary School Covered Court, Bangkal, Davao City, hosted by Office of Cong. Karlo Nograles; andRegion XIII: 13-14 June–Naligayan Jobs Fair, Naligayan Cultural Center, Patin-ay, Prosperidad, Agusan Del Sur, hosted by Agusan del Sur Provincial LGU; 16 June–San Miguel Job Fair, San Miguel Municipal Hall, hosted by San Miguel LGU, Surigao del Sur; 18 June–Taganaan Job Fair, Municipal Gymnasium, Taganaan, Surigao del Norte, hosted by Surigao del Norte PESO; 20-21 June–San Francisco Municipal Job Fair, San Francisco Gymnasium, hosted by SFADS LGU; and 23 June–Tandag City Job Fair, Tandag City Gym, hosted by Tandag City LGU.