By Freddie Lazaro
All set for the conduct of Labor Day job fairs on May 1 in Ilocos region offering over 20,000 jobs to job seekers, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
The three job fairs to be conducted at Robinsons Place in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte; at CB Mall in Urdaneta City and in Lingayen, Pangasinan—are anchored on the theme: “Matatag na Kabuhayan at Trabaho Tungo sa Progresibong Pagbabago.”
DOLE Region 1 Director Nathaniel Lacambra said the job fairs to be rolled out by their agency have adopted the slogan Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan (TNK), a collaborative program with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on employment generation and facilitation.
He said coordination with local employers, licensed recruitment agencies and other government agencies is being finalized to bring together at least 50 local employers and licensed recruitment agencies which will make available over 5,000 vacancies at the San Nicolas job fair; 40 local employers and licensed recruitment agencies to offer at least 10,000 jobs at the CB Mall, and 23 local employers and licensed recruitment agencies to offer at least 6,000 vacancies at the Lingayen job fair.
“We make it easy and fast for jobseekers to find jobs that fit their qualifications, interests and career inclinations; while we continue to review our entrepreneurship and livelihood programs to improve our assistance to those seeking livelihood and want to venture into entrepreneurial activities,” said Lacambra.
Workers and jobseekers can also avail of various services for their employment and legal needs through one-stop-shops offered by the Social Security System, Philhealth, Pag-IBIG, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, Professional Regulation Commission, National Conciliation and Mediation Board, Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board and National Labor Relations Commission.