OVER 11,600 vacancies for local and overseas positions will be available for job seekers at various job fairs in Central Visayas on Labor Day Sunday, May 1, 2022.
Luchel Taniza, spokesperson for the Central Visayas Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE 7), said about 4,673 local positions were needed in the region and more than 7,000 overseas jobs were available. to Friday April 29.
She said they needed about 755 customer service representatives, 500 sewing operators and about 300 skilled workers each for masonry and carpentry to fill local vacancies.
Taniza, on the other hand, said more than 400 nurses, 300 auditors, 240 carpenters and 200 welders, among others, are needed overseas.
Taniza said DOLE 7 is set to hold job fairs at Trade Hall in SM City Cebu and Lamberto Macias Sports Complex in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental as part of their Labor Day activities.
Job seekers who want to participate in job fairs should bring their updated resume or biographical data with them, Taniza said.
Candidates are no longer required to present their vaccination records at the job fair unlike previous job fairs they held amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic.
But they must strictly adhere to minimum public health standards such as wearing face masks and maintaining safe physical distancing, Taniza said.
Apart from this, interested job seekers are also encouraged to bring their own ballpoint pen and disinfectant or sanitizer to avoid possible transmission of Covid-19.
Meanwhile, Taniza said that there will also be a DOLE clinic at one of their job fairs in SM City Cebu, which other government agencies will attend, to answer questions from applicants.
Representatives of various government agencies will also be there to offer their services at the government express center on the second level of the mall, she added.
Participating agencies include the Department of Trade and Industry, National Bureau of Investigation, Philippine Statistics Authority, Social Security System, Pag-Ibig, PhilHealth, Professional Regulation Commission, Philippine Postal Corporation and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority.
Career fairs are scheduled to start at 8 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Taniza advised contestants to pre-register online before heading to the venue for their convenience.
In addition to Central Visayas, the DOLE central office offers more than 100,000 job openings at various job fairs held across the country during Labor Day.
In a statement, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said 102,426 local and overseas job opportunities will be up for grabs at the 26 job fair sites.
He said a total of 73,671 local jobs will be offered by 817 employers.
Local jobs mainly include production operators/machine operators, customer service representatives, collection specialists, retailers/sales agents/developers and sewers.
A total of 28,755 overseas jobs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Germany, Poland, UK, Japan, Taiwan and Singapore will also be offered. by 73 recruitment agencies.
The most important vacancies abroad are those of nurse/caregiver; carpenter, foreman and welder; server; housekeeper; and listener. (MKG, HDT / SunStar Philippines)