By Philippine News Agency
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has lined up various activities in Central Luzon in line with the Labor Day celebration.
With this year’s theme “Matatag na Kabuhayan at Trabaho, Tungo sa Progresibong Pagbabago,” a simultaneous conduct of job and business fairs will be held regionwide in collaboration with the different local government units (LGUs) in the region through their respective Public Employment Service Offices (PESOs).
The regionwide job and business fairs on May 1 will be held at SM City Malls—Baliuag in Bulacan and Pampanga, Clark, and San Fernando Downtown in Pampanga.
Other venues on the same day include Metro Town Mall in Tarlac City, Freedom Park Capital Grounds, Cabanatuan City in Nueva Ecija, and Ayala Harbor Point, Subic Freeport Zone, Zambales.
Aside from May 1, another job and business fair will be held on May 5 at the Vista Mall in Balanga City.
DOLE Regional Director Ana Dione said at least 10,362 jobs will be at stake for this year’s regionwide Labor Day job and business fairs.
Of the total job vacancies solicited, some 7,575 will be available for local employment from 143 participating companies from various industries.
The DOLE said it is also expecting around 2,787 job vacancies for overseas employment from 24 recruitment agencies as processed by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).
Dione said that the region-wide job and business fairs adopted the Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan (TNK) Concept forged by the DOLE and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
“The TNK concept aims to achieve full employment and creation of jobs in Key Employment Generators (KEGs) specifically in the manufacturing, agri-business, construction, tourism, IT-BPM, transportation and logistics, and retail and trade,” she said.
The DOLE has also partnered with the National Housing Authority (NHA) and various local government units in Bulacan province for a special job fair for relocatees.
The event will be held in nine resettlement sites in the municipalities of Pandi, Bocaue, Norzagaray, Balagtas, and City of San Jose Del Monte.
Meanwhile, a Labor Day breakfast forum with the Paralegal Association of Region 3 (PAR-3) will be held on May 2 at the DOLE regional office here with an aim to strengthen mechanisms on social dialogue.