Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III on Thursday invited jobseekers, graduating students, the unemployed, and even returning overseas Filipino workers to attend the 32 nationwide job fairs scheduled in the remaining weeks of March.
Bello said these fairs make job-hunting more convenient and less costly. He added that job seekers may even be hired-on-the-spot if they meet the qualifications of participating employers.
He reminded applicants to be armed and ready with the following application requirements: resume or curriculum vitae (bring extra copies for multiple job applications); 2 x 2 ID pictures; certificate of employment for those formerly employed; diploma and/or transcript of records; and authenticated birth certificate.
The DOLE, through the Bureau of Local Employment (BLE), facilitates the conduct of nationwide job fairs in coordination with various local government units, Public Employment Service Offices (PESOs), and higher education institutions (HEIs).
The job fairs–13 in Luzon, 6 in Visayas, and 13 in Mindanao–are posted at PhilJobNet, the internet-based job and applicant matching system of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
The job fairs in Luzon are scheduled on the following dates:
March 17–STI College-Meycauayan, PJP Bldg., McArthur Highway, Banga, City of Meycauayan, Bulacan (Central Luzon); Rizal Triangle, Olongapo City, Zambales (Central Luzon); Eduardo L. Joson Memorial College, Palayan City, Nueva Ecija (Central Luzon); College of the Immaculate Conception Gymnasium, Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija (Central Luzon); Panagyaman Festival Job Fair, Municipal Plaza, Poblacion 2, Pura, Tarlac (Central Luzon);
March 21–Municipal Gym of Talavera, Nueva Ecija (Central Luzon); Public Central Market, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan (Cagayan Valley);
March 22–Civic Center Sports Complex, Dinalupihan, Bataan (Central Luzon);
March 24–Sorsogon State College-Bulan Campus, Bulan, Sorsogon (Bicol Region);
March 25–San Jose Del Monte National Trade School, Area E, Brgy. Fatima V. Sapang Palay, City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan (Central Luzon);
March 28–Municipal Covered Court, Santa Ignacia, Tarlac (Central Luzon); Community Colleges of the Philippines Foundation, Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija (Central Luzon); OWWA Job Fair (Exclusive for returning OFWs from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), Occupational Safety and Health Center, Quezon City (National Capital Region).
In Visayas, the job fairs are as follows:
March 15–University of San Agustin Gymnasium, Iloilo City, Iloilo (Western Visayas); Leyte Normal University, Tacloban, Leyte (Eastern Visayas);
March 16-17–University of San Jose–Recoletos, Magallanes St., Cebu City, Cebu (Central Visayas);
March 18–Cebu City Sports Complex, Cebu (Central Visayas);
March 20–Mandaue Sports Complex, Cebu (Central Visayas);
March 31–Tacloban Convention Center, Tacloban City, Leyte (Eastern Visayas).
The job fairs in Mindanao are scheduled on:
March 15–North Point College of Arts and Technology, Kidapawan City, Cotabato (SOCCSKSARGEN); STI Campus, J.P. Laurel Ave., Davao City (Davao Region);
March 17–Butuan City Hall Lobby, Butuan City, Agusan del Norte (Caraga); Western Mindanao State University, Zamboanga City (Zamboanga Peninsula);
March 18–Red Roof Dormitel, Gensan Drive, Koronadal City, South Cotabato (SOCCSKSARGEN);
March 22 – ACLC College of Butuan, JC Aquino Ave., Butuan City, Agusan del Norte (Caraga);
March 24–Brgy. Tuban Gymnasium, Sta. Cruz, Davao Del Sur (Davao Region); Brgy. Tankulan, Municipal Gymnasium, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon (Northern Mindanao);
March 25–UM Panabo College, San Francisco, Panabo City, Davao del Norte (Davao Region); Baliok Elementary School Covered Court, Barangay Baliok, Talomo District, Davao City (Davao Region);
March 29–Colegio De Kidapawan Gymnasium, Kidapawan City, Cotabato (SOCCSKSARGEN);
March 30–Saint Mary’s College Campus, Tagum City, Davao del Norte (Davao Region);
March 31–Brgy. Astorga Gymnasium, Sta. Cruz, Davao Del Sur (Davao Region)