MANILA – Close to 150,000 local and overseas jobs are available at the nationwide job fairs on Sunday to mark the country’s 124th Independence Day.

Data from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), as of Saturday, there are 149,192 employment opportunities in the country and also abroad offered by 1,160 participating employers.

Of the number, 111,351 are jobs in the country the rest are foreign-based.

The top local vacancies are production operator, customer service representative, microfinance officer/loan officer, sewer/sewing mechanic, and mason/carpenter/laborer.

The top industries are manufacturing, business processing outsourcing, financial activities, and construction.

Aside from private companies, government offices participating in the job fairs are the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, Philippine National Police, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, Philippine Statistics Authority, and the Local Government Unit-Iloilo.

The job vacancies are jail officer, police officer, enforcement officer, chemist, researcher, attorney III, geologist II, and revenue officer.

On the other hand, the top job vacancies abroad are for nurses, factory workers, household service workers, carpenters, electricians/masons, and cleaners.

The top destinations are United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Singapore, Taiwan, Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, and Australia.

The main June 12 job fair will be held at the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium, City of Malolos. (PNA)