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171,532 job vacancies await jobseekers in 16 Labor Day Job Fairs in National Capital Region, Philippines

Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines, Manila, 25 April 2013 - Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday announced that 171,532 local and overseas job opportunities from 760 employers will be available to jobseekers at the 2013 Labor Day Job Fairs in the National Capital Region (NCR) on May 1.

“These 171,532 job vacancies as of today are part of the more than 400,000 vacancies to be offered by employers to tens of thousands of jobseekers expected to troop to the DOLE’s 75 job fairs nationwide,” Baldoz said.

Secretary Baldoz said 16 of these 75 job fairs will be held at various SM Malls in the NCR and which will be open to all jobseekers, new graduates, and returning and displaced overseas Filipino workers.

“The Metro Manila job fairs will have 726 local employers and 37 licensed overseas recruitment agencies. All of these vacancies are in identified key employment generator (KEG) sectors, namely, cyber services, tourism, banking and finance, hotel and restaurant, health and wellness, wholesale and retail trade, automotive, and construction,” Baldoz stated.

The NCR job fairs will be held at SM Malls in North EDSA, Fairview, Novaliches, Manila, Sta. Mesa, San Lazaro, Valenzuela, Mega Mall, Pasig, Marikina, South Mall, Las Piñas, Sucat, Bicutan, Muntinlupa, and Mall of Asia.

Occupations in the wholesale and retail trade top the number of job vacancies with 27,750. These vacancies are for sales associates, sales marketing officers, cashiers, store supervisors, accounting assistants, office staff, production assistants, office management trainees, store management trainees, assistant brand managers, account executives, security guards, merchandisers, stockmen, inventory assistant, store clerks,  and auditors.

Cyber services, with two categories, namely, call center/BPO operations and information technology, have about 20,000 available job vacancies for such positions as facilities managers, technical support representatives, collection specialists, network processing associates, data analysts, sales support representatives, software testers, JAVA developers, graphic artists, web developers, web designers, systems administrators, systems programmers, call center engineers, software testers, logistics staff, encoders, web and graphics designers, and game testers.

In construction, the available vacancies of 15,868 are for architects, electrical engineers, safety officers, safety engineers, field engineers, civil engineers, pipe welders, heavy equipment drivers, surveyors, formworks engineers, rebar engineers, estimators, senior electrical design engineers, senior mechanical engineers, masons, carpenters, material control engineers, and painters.

There are more than 15,000 automotive industry jobs for such positions as motor pool staff, tinsmiths, auto painters, washers, machinists, transport associates, drivers, electroplaters, auto electricians, assembly line technicians, chassis fabricators, and welders.

There are also 2,857 vacancies available in health and wellness for such positions as as beauty consultants, branch sales consultants, clinic staff, dermatologists, front-desk staff, graphic artists, nutritionists/dieticians, pharmacists, sales representatives, spa therapists, trainers, pharmacy assistants, pharmacists, massage therapists, cashiers, receptionists, medical technologists, radiologic technologists, clinic managers, manicurists, salon managers, and salon stylists.

About 2,800 jobs are available in the hotel and restaurant/tourism sector. These are for front desk officers, waiters/waitresses, room attendants, bellmen, kitchen helpers, concierge officers, laundry staff, dining personnel, dining supervisors, kitchen personnel, restaurant management trainees, cooks, store/area managers, HR administrative assistants, commissary operations managers, event specialists, uniform and linen supervisors, and room attendants.

The DOLE-NCR has enlisted the support of the National Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Internal Revenue, Professional Regulation Commission, Social Security System, Pag-IBIG, National Statistics Office, PhilHealth, and the Philippine Postal Corporation for the provision of onsite preemployment documentation and advisory services.

Smart Communications, Inc., a major sponsor of this year’s Labor Day festivities, will provide the SMART Libreng Tawag (IDD Calls) for families of OFWs at the job fairs at SM North EDSA and SM Manila, and at the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration central offices.

“The DOLE celebrates the 2013 Labor Day as a tribute to the nation’s workers, in recognition of their significant contribution to the country’s development, and to highlight their achievements as a major socioeconomic pillar of Philippine society,” Secretary Baldoz said about this year’s celebration running on the theme, Manggagawang Pilipino: Handa sa Hamon ng Makabagong Panahon.

Baldoz said the theme reflects the government’s level of confidence on the readiness of the Filipino workforce to meet the challenges of the times.

She advised jobseekers to bring the following documents to the job fairs: resume/biodata, copy of diploma, copy of transcript of records, clearances, employment certificates, if there is any, ID pictures, and other documents like TIN, SSS, and Phil-Health identification.

The DOLE-National Capital Region, together with the Bureau of Local Employment, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, and the Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns, and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, National Conciliation and Mediation Board, Employees Compensation Commission, Occupational Safety and Health Center, Bureau of Labor Relations, National Labor Relations Commission, Maritime Training Council, and the DOLE’s Administrative Service, Legal Service, and the Labor Communications Office, is organizing the job fairs in the national capital.

It is being supported by its partners, namely, SM Prime Holdings/SM Supermalls, Smart Communications, Inc., Banco de Oro, Centrex, Asia Brewery, Inc., PESO Association of Metro Manila, Philippine Association of Service Contractors, Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industries, Inc., Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin, Light Rail Transit Authority, Metro Manila Development Authority, and the Department of Public Works and Highways.


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