Cebu City: A total of 11,672 vacancies await jobseekers during the three (3) simultaneous local and overseas Job Fairs to be held on June 12, Independence Day, said DOLE-7 Regional Director Salome O. Siaton.
To be jointly conducted by the respective Public Employment Service Offices (PESOs) of Bohol, Negros Oriental and Lapu-lapu City, said job fairs are expected to attract applicants from various industries.
In Lapu-lapu City, added Director Siaton, the conduct of the fair, which will be held at the Hoops Dome, Humay-Humay Road, will be patterned after the concept of Trabahao, Negosyo, Kabuhayan (TNK) Job and Business Fairs.
Under its employment component, a total of 7,090 job vacancies were tallied from twenty-one (21) participating employers. Of which, around 2,650 job orders are for local employment and about 4,440 for overseas.
For the Negosyo component, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will be doing one-on-one business coaching and registration of Barangay Micro-Business Enterprise (BMBE) and Business Name in its Negosyo Center.
Apart from said services, DTI, in coordination with participating companies, will also be facilitating so-called Diskwento Caravan offering and selling discounted items covering school supplies; kitchen wares; medicine; donuts; and other frozen/processed products.
Under the Livelihood or Kabuhayan component and in close coordination with PESO-Lapu-lapu City, livelihood beneficiaries will be showcasing products that are borne out of the livelihood assistance they received from the DOLE.
“Of course, the One-Stop-Shop services will be available for everyone as well. We have partnered with several agencies that will be rendering services to our clients for free. The RTWPB will also be accommodating queries on Kasambahay,” said the Regional Director.
Among the agencies rendering services in Lapu-lapu City would include the following, namely: SSS, PAG-IBIG, Philheatlh, NBI, PSA, BIR, TESDA, POEA, OWWA, NRCO, and PRC.
In Negros Oriental, the local and overseas job fair will be held at the Lamberto L. Macias Sports and Cultural Center. A total of 2,684 vacancies are up for grabs – 1,841 for local employment and 843 for overseas.
In Bohol, jobseekers could choose from the 1,898 total number of job vacancies coming from nineteen (19) participating employers. Of which, 601 vacancies are needed locally and about 1,297 are needed overseas.
According to Director Siaton, common positions needed for local employment included the following, namely: customer service representatives; production workers; sales and marketing assistants; technical sales associates; and electronic assemblers.
Vacancies posted for overseas employment involved factory workers; cleaners; nurses; laborers; waiters; waitresses; and assistant nurses.
During said Independence Day Job Fairs, the DOLE will also be hiring government interns under its Government Internship Program (GIP). Said interns, the DOLE-7 Head added, will be tasked to profile child laborers, senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs) in Central Visayas.