51 local companies to join Bacolod’s Kalayaan Job Fair

By Nanette Guadalquiver

June 9, 2023, 7:09 pm

<p><em>(Image courtesy of DOLE-Western Visayas)</em></p>

(Image courtesy of DOLE-Western Visayas)

BACOLOD CITY – Some 51 local companies will participate in the Kalayaan Job Fair organized by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on June 12 at SM City Bacolod here.

DOLE-Western Visayas Regional Director Sixto Rodriguez Jr. on Friday invited job seekers to apply.

“We expect that there will be more qualified applicants to be hired. We usually encourage employers to hire them on the spot,” he said in a press briefing here.

According to the data of DOLE-6, at least 7,514 job vacancies will be offered during the employment fair, which coincides with the commemoration of the 125th year of Philippine Independence.

Jobs available include those in administrative and support services, government agencies, electricity, gas, steam and airconditioning, human health and social work, information and communication, personal service providers, wholesale and retail trade, manpower services, transport services, manufacturing and construction.

Rodriguez said other government agencies will provide on-site services to assist applicants in their pre-employment requirements.

Those that will set up help desks are the National Bureau of Investigation, Philippine Postal Corp., Department of Foreign Affairs, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, Social Security System, Pag-IBIG Fund, Bureau of Internal Revenue, Philippine Health Insurance Corp., Department of Trade and Industry, and the Philippine Statistics Authority. (PNA)