MANILA -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is inviting job seekers to a nationwide job fair on May 1.
In a post shared online, DOLE has announced some 29 venues for the job-hunters on Labor Day.
In Central Luzon alone, it said more than 12,000 jobs are open for application.
In partnership with other government agencies, the one-day Trabaho Negosyo Kabuhayan (TNK) and Business Opportunities will be held at the Kingsborough International Convention Center in the City of San Fernando, Pampanga.
Other locations are set at the Ayala Mall South Park, Muntinlupa City; Vista Mall, Tuktukan, Taguig City; and City Social Hall and Sports Complex of Paranaque City.
There are more areas prepared in Northern Luzon at Baguio City High School - Main Campus; Magic Hall, Urdaneta City, Pangasinan; Robinsons Ilocos Norte Activity Center, San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte; Pangasinan PESO Compound, Lingayen, Pangasinan; and Cagayan Coliseum, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan.
In Southern Luzon, the venues are the Pacific Mall in Lucena City, Quezon; Robinson’s Mall, City of Gen. Trias, Cavite (May 2); Bulwagang Panlalawigan, Provincial Capitol Complex, Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro; Puerto Princesa City, Palawan; and Pacific Mall in Legazpi City, Albay.
In a press briefing, DOLE 7 Director Salome Siaton said over 18,000 local and overseas jobs are up for grabs for applicants.
Seven key areas in Visayas will be venues for the fair including Robinson’s Place, Jaro, Ilo-ilo City; Trade Hall, SM City Cebu; North Reclamation Area, Cebu City; Mandaue City Hall, Cebu; Social Hall, Cebu Provincial Capitol; Main Atrium, Robinsons Place, Calindagan, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental; Tacloban Convention Center, Tacloban City; and Ormoc City Superdome, Ormoc City.
DOLE 10 meanwhile disclosed some 16,798 jobs available in Mindanao. The job hunters may set their clocks early and go to KCC Mall de Zamboanga in Zamboanga City; The Atrium, Limketkai, Cagayan de Oro City; Gaisanao Mall, Davao City; KCC Convention and Events Center, General Santos City; and Balanghai Hotel in Butuan City.
The project is in line with the celebration of the 117th Labor Day nationwide with the theme, "Pagpupugay sa Manggagawang Pilipino". (PNA)