At least 2,877 jobseekers found work on the spot in 40 job fairs conducted by the Department of Labor and Employment last January, with more job fairs coming this month, DOLE Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said.
“The Department has still many job fairs to come. We expect more job applicants will be hired on the spot in the next job fairs which we will conduct year round,” said Baldoz.
In the 40 job fairs held last January, a total of 21,385 jobseekers registered for 70,651 job vacancies offered by 621 prospective employers.
Of these, 9,461 of these vacancies were from Metro Manila.
More than half (51 percent or 11,938) of the applicants were women.
“During the job fairs, applicants select vacancies suited to their qualifications and employers could interview and hire on the spot qualified workers,” Baldoz said.
Schedule for March
In March, the DOLE regional offices will hold 81 job fairs, as follows:
- March 11: Quezon City Hall Covered Walk and SM San Lazaro, Manila
- March 18: SM Tunasan, Muntinlupa City
- March 20: Star J Malabon
- March 21: Pasay City Sports Complex
- March 22: Quezon city and Pasay City
- March 8: Urdaneta City University, Urdaneta City, Pangasinan
- March 26: CB Mall, Urdaneta City, Pangasinan
- March 30: Asingan Gym, Asingan, Pangasinan
Job fairs are also tentatively scheduled at the University of Pangasinan, Dagupan City; Colegio De Dagupan; and Bayambang, Pangasinan this March.
- March 2-4: Santa Fe, Nueva Vizcaya
- March 7-8: Santa Praxedes Municipal Hall
- March 15: Santiago City Isabela
- March 17: Santa Fe Municipal Hall and St. Mary’s University, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
- March 19-20: Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya
- March 22-23: Aritao Municipal Hall, Nueva Vizcaya
- March 26-27: St. Ferdinand College, Ilagan, Isabela; and Santa Praxedes Municipal Hall
No dates have been set yet for job fairs to be held at Baggao Municipal Hall in Cagayan, Angadananin, Ilagan, Santiago, and Cauayan in Isabela.
- March 1: Rizal Triangle Multi-Purpose Covered Court
- March 8: San Narciso, Zambales
A job fair is also tentatively scheduled at the TRC Audio Visual Room, Balanga City.
- March 8: LGV Sports Complex in GMA, Cavite
- March 13: Municipal Covered Court, Indang, Cavite
- March 21: National College of Science and Technology grounds, Amafel Bldg., Emilio Aguinaldo Highway, Dasmarinas Cavite
- March 18: Divine World College of Calapan City, Mindoro
- March 19-20: Romblon Public Plaza, Romblon, Romblon
- March 3-4: Central Plaza Mall, Daet, Camarines Norte
- March 14: CSPC Auditorium, Nabua, Camarines Norte
Tentatively scheduled is a job fair at the Bicol University, Legazpi City.
No dates yet have been set for the following job fairs. DOLE Regional Office No. 6 will announce the dates later.
- Hercor College
- Central Philippine University Gym, Iloilo City
- St. Therese MTC-Magdalo, La Paz, Iloilo City
- St. Therese MTC-La Fiesta, Iloilo City
- Robinsons Place, Iloilo City
- Talisay Covered Court
- Silay Covered Court
- Bago Gym, Bago City
- Himalayan Covered Court
- March 1: Mother Ignacia gymnasium, Pilar College
- March 7: Municipal Gym RT Lim
- March 21: DMC Gym, Dipolog Medical College, Dipolog City
- March 27: Summit Center Tetuan, Zamboanga City
To be held on the second week of March are job fairs at:
- MSU IIT, Iligan City
- BSU Gym, Malaybalay
- Mountain View College Gym, Mt. Nebo, Valencia City
- Municipal Gym, Fortich, Bukidnon
- March 2: DMMA and DCC Toril, Davao City
- March 7-8: San Pedro College, Guzman St., Davao City
- March 14: UM Bolton St., Davao City
- March 15: PWC, Juan Luna St. Davao City
- March 16: UM Digos City
- March 14: STI, Acacia, Davao City
- March 28: STI, Digos City
- March 8-9: Notre Dame of Tacurong
- March 15: STI College campus, Koronadal City
- March 20: KCC Mall, General Santos City
- March 21: Notre Dame of Midsayap College
- March 25: Provincial Government of Kidapawan
- March 28: University of Southern Mindanao
Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
The dates for the job fairs to be held at these venues will be announced later by the DOLE Regional Office:
- Provincial Capitol of Abra
- University of the Cordilleras
- University of Baguio
- La Trinidad Gym
- Provincial Plaza
- March 15: AMA Computer College Learning Center
- March 23: St. Joseph Institute of Technology Compound Butuan City
- March 29: Butuan City Hall, Butuan City
—KG, GMA News