May 18, 2024

The Department of Labor and Employment-Cordillera announced at least 6,000 jobs are up for grabs during the Labor Day job fair at the Baguio Convention Center.

In a Facebook post, the DOLE said over 4,000 local and 2,000 overseas job vacancies are offered to interested jobseekers today, May 1.

Pre-registration started on April 24 at the Melvin Jones Grandstand in Burnham Park.

Among the vacancies for overseas jobs are medical-related workers like registered nurses, nurse aides, physical therapists, medical assistants, cleaning workers, child care workers, and nurses.

There are also vacancies for skilled laborers, professionals, agriculture workers, bakers, construction workers, and office workers, among other jobs.

Doy Tabilog, executive assistant at the Mayor’s office who is in charge of Public Employment Services Office affairs, said local companies based in Baguio and other regions of the country and manpower companies are joining the jobs fair.

He added other government agencies and offices whose services are needed by applicants will also have a space for their one-stop shops. Among them are the Philippine Health Insurance System (PhilHealth), Social Security System, PagIbig, DOLE, National Bureau of Investigation, Philippine Statistics Authority, and other agencies to facilitate the requirements that applicants will need for their job hunting.

He said the Department of Trade and Industry and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority will also be present to promote the services of their agency for those who are looking for livelihood possibilities and government assistance.

Tabilog encouraged the applicants to bring the documents, which are usually required during employment like a resume or a biodata.

He also advised applicants to be in proper and presentable attire.

“Take advantage of the job fair because all possible employment opportunities can be found at the venue. Who knows they might be among the lucky applicants who will be hired on the spot,” Tabilog said. – PNA