Over 14,000 vacancies in Labor Day Job Fair on May 1

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Ilonggo jobseekers will be thrilled to know that the Labor Day Job Fair on May 1 at Atria Park District has more than 14,000 vacancies up for grabs!


The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is calling on interested applicants to have themselves pre-registered for the Labor Day job fair to be held at the Atria activity center on Monday.

DOLE 6 assistant regional director Salome O. Siaton said that as of Thursday, 45 companies have already signified to join the one-day event on May 1 with 14,261 job openings.

Top vacancies for local employment are composed of workers in business process outsourcing (BPO) companies, billing and collection, teachers, customer service associates, travel associates, technical support associates, nurses, salesperson and supervisors.

Nurses and skilled workers are the most sough-after for overseas placement.

Siaton said that amid the exclusion of Negros Occidental, this year’s figure is higher when compared with the more or less 10,000 openings in last year’s similar activity.




The pre-registration is ongoing on at the Atria activity center and at the DOLE Iloilo Field Office. This will allow jobseekers to avoid the long queue during the day of the activity, Siaton said.

The job fair, while it highlights the Labor Day celebration, was also held in tandem with the “Weekend Tienda,” which on the other hand is a venue to allow micro, small and medium entrepreneurs to also find market for their products.

Now on its third run, the Weekend Tienda has already caught the interest of 70 exhibitors who signified to join the event. It will open on Friday with 100 kilos of vegetables to be cooked in four big bowls to be offered free to the public.

“The message is that there are farmers who are growing naturally-grown vegetables,” said Reynaldo T. Ambao, director of the Taytay sa Kauswagan-MSI Business and Development Services, one of the organizers of the Weekend Tienda.




The Department of Agriculture (DA) will purchase the vegetables to provide income to farmers while the ingredients will be provided by Atria’s Metro Supermarket.

Aside from these two major events, DOLE will also offer employment coaching and advocacy on entrepreneurship with 100 millennials expected to attend.

A one-stop-shop will also be established to assist applicants in their documentary requirements.

Their will also be awarding of outstanding workers and employees in the private sector and signing of the Voluntary Code of Good Practices of the Information and Communications Technology in the IT Business Process Outsourcing (BPO). [By Perla G. Lena/PNA]

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