Labor and Employment Secretary
Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday announced that 43,000 plus jobs are up for
grabs at the Department of Labor and Employment's 2012 Kalayaan Job Fair on 12
June 2012 at the Rizal Park in Manila.
“The Independence Day celebration, the country's 114th, is a historical event.
We commemorate on this day the sacrifices of our forebears and our heroes so we
can enjoy our freedoms and liberty. On this day, the DOLE will be one with the
whole nation in the celebration, but our main consideration is to free our
workers from poverty through job facilitation, hence, this job fair," said
"Around 143 companies will join and participate in the job fair which is a
component of the 114th Independence Day celebration, on the theme, “Kalayaan:
Pananagutan ng Bayan para sa Tuwid na Daan”, Baldoz added.
Of the number, 113 are local employers who will be offering about 33,000 local
jobs, while 30 are land-based and sea-based licensed overseas recruitment
agencies which will bring in 10,000 overseas job opportunities.
Most of the local job vacancies for professional and technical-vocational
workers, and include such positions as accountants, account executives,
architects, bakers, baristas, bookkeepers, brand specialists, call center
agents, cashiers, copy writers, cooks, drivers, encoders, electricians,
engineers, foremen, forklift operators, HR managers, HR staff, interior
designers, massage therapists, mechanics, medical representatives, pharmacists,
programmers, restaurant managers, riders, surveyors, systems administrators,
waiters, web developers, IT staff, training managers, researchers, secretaries,
tellers, utility workers, welders, and many others.
Overseas jobs, on the other hand, include vacancies for nurses, physical
therapists, all types of engineers, construction workers, welders, CAD
draftsmen, safety and health officers, cooks, architects, painters, 3D
animators, landscapers, quality control inspectors, dental, laboratory and X-ray
technicians, hotel workers, and drivers.
The Philippine National Police (PNP), which will participate in the job fair,
is offering 3,000 openings for additional personnel.
“There will be jobs at the 2012 Kalayaan Job Fair for anyone willing to work.
Many more employers are calling the DOLE-National Capital Region to express
their interest to participate," said Baldoz.
This early, Baldoz advised job applicants to prepare to bring photo copies of
all pertinent employment documents, such as resumes or bio-data; transcript of
records; diplomas; ID photos; certificate/s from past employers for those
previously employed; NBI, police, barangay clearances, whichever is
appropriate; and identification cards.
The DOLE's agency-partners are also providing pre-employment documentation
services to fresh graduates and new entrants to the labor force to facilitate
their job application, including the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI);
Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR); PhilHealth; Philippine Postal Corporation
The Professional Regulations Commission will also provide advisory services to
professionals, while workers can avail of the free legal and medical services
courtesy of the DOLE family of agencies through the DOLE-Regional Coordinating
Council in NCR.
Like in previous DOLE job fairs, the Technical Education and Skills Development
Authority (TESDA) will serve its menu of services, such as skills demonstration
on bar tending and free haircuts and massage.
In conducting the 2012 Kalayaan Jobs Fair, the DOLE will be joined once again
by its partner-sponsors, namely Banco de Oro, Globe Telecom, Asia Brewery Inc.,
Sykes, Max’s, Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry,
Inc. (FFCCCI), and San Miguel Corporation.
Taken from: DOLE.gov.ph