MANILA, PHILIPPINES — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is anticipated to provide more than 64,000 jobs when the Labor Day job fair reopens two years after it was stopped due to the coronavirus virus (COVID-19) pandemic.
DOLE spokesperson Rolly Francia stated in an online press briefing that 64,485 local and overseas employment opportunities will be available on May 1.
Production operator/machine operator, customer service representative, collection specialist, retail/sales agent/promoter, and market research interviewer are the top five local available jobs.
Nurse/nurse aides, waiter/waitresses/food servers, domestic service worker, kitchen helper/assistant cook, and salesperson are the top five jobs overseas.
The job fairs on May 1 will be hybrid, according to Assistant Secretary Dominique Tutay of the Department of Labor and Employment.
“It will be a hybrid. There will be some areas, which will still have online jobs fairs at the same time there will also be those which will conduct physical jobs fairs,” Tutay said at a virtual news conference on Monday.
The main Labor Day celebration will take place at the Kingsborough International Convention Center in San Fernando, Pampanga, whereas the National Capital Region event will take place at Arroceros Forest Park near Manila city hall.
Apart from the job fair, the celebration’s other events include the National Employment Recovery Strategy (NERS) taskforce’s Job Summit and the opening of the first Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) hospital.
President Duterte is likely to attend the ceremony, either via video message or in person, according to Tutay.
“We are already coordinating with the Office of the President for this,” Tutay said.
The other venues for job fair on May 1, are,:
- Baguio Convention Center
- Magic Mall in Urdaneta City, Pangasinan;
- Tagudin Farmers Center in Ilocos Sur;
- Robinsons Place in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte;
- Robinsons Place Santiago, Isabela;
- St. Thomas Academy Gymnasium in Sto. Tomas, Batangas;
- Vista Mall in Dasmariñas, Cavite;
- Camp Vicente Lim in Calamba, Laguna;
- Pacific Mall in Lucena City;
- Ynares Event Center in Antipolo City, Rizal;
- Robinsons Place in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan;
- Robinson Place Naga, Camarines Sur;
- SM City Iloilo City;
- SM City Cebu;
- Lamberto Macias Sports Complex, Capitol Area, Dumaguete City;
- Robinsons North Tacloban City;
- KCC Mall de Zamboanga, Zamboanga City;
- NCCC Victoria, Davao City;
- KCC Mall of Marbel, Koronadal City; and
- Robinson Place Butuan City.