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APPLY NOW: 70,000 jobs await OFWs at PEZA online job fair

Close to 70,000 jobs will be up for grabs at the virtual job fair officially launched by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) on Wednesday under the Development Outreach for Labor, Livelihood, and Advancement of Resources, or the DOLLAR program.

According to PEZA, a total of 69,081 job openings are available across the country. Of this number, 23,644 jobs vacancies are in Region 4-A, Pampanga and Metro Manila; 14,126 jobs in Visayas and Mindanao; and 2,500 jobs in Baguio and other locators in north Luzon.

The DOLLAR program aims at linking Filipinos, especially retrenched overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), to PEZA-registered companies located in over 450 economic zones nationwide.

“PEZA is strongly committed and unrelenting to its efforts to promote investment and employment that will benefit the Filipino people amidst the pandemic. With the support of our 4,584 registered companies, PEZA initiates this job expo, which informs Filipinos that there are thousands of jobs awaiting in our different types of ecozones,” PEZA Director General Charito Plaza said.

Currently, there are 15,175 job openings posted in the DOLLAR program online job fair website www.workbank.com/dc/peza-online-job-fair.

Additional jobs will be added in the coming days. New graduates and those opting for work-from-home arrangements may also apply.

In his penultimate State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 27, President Rodrigo Duterte assured OFWs of government’s support to help them and their families during the pandemic.

Mark Nituma

Mark is the editorial director of TFT and is currently based in its Manila headquarters. Upon graduating from UP Diliman in 2010, he joined the internationally-awarded TV magazine show Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho as a researcher. Nearly a year later, he became one of its segment producers. In a span of five years with GMA7, he was able to travel not only the Philippines’ most beautiful spots but also the country’s least visited places—from some of the war-torn areas of Mindanao to impoverished parts of Luzon and Visayas—capturing a closer look at life in these communities. Mark also worked with various TV programs and specials such as Philippine Treasure and Reel Time. After his five-year stint in the media network, he flew to Dubai in 2016 to start his career as a journalist/reporter for The Filipino Times. Got story pitches? Send Mark an email at [email protected] or drop him a line on facebook.com/mark.nituma.

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