30,000 vacancies for job fairs in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/27 April) — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Region 12 has already generated around 30,000 job vacancies for the scheduled job fairs in the region in connection with the Labor Day celebration.

Ofelia Domingo, Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Region 12 director, said Monday they are currently finalizing two major job fairs on May 1 in two shopping malls here.

She said the “Araw ng Manggagawa 2015” job fairs will be held simultaneously at the KCC Mall Convention Center and the SM Mall Events and Convention Center here.

Around 200 companies and job placement agencies have so far signified to participate in the two events, she said.

“As of today, we have generated around 20,000 local and 10,000 overseas job vacancies for the scheduled job fairs,” Domingo said.

Last year, DOLE-12 was able to generate around 28,000 overseas and local job vacancies in two major job fairs held in the city.

A total of 195 employers participated in the two activities, which resulted to the hiring “on-the-spot” of 1,748 job applicants.

In line with the Labor Day celebration, the official said they will hold the 3rd Regional Career Advocacy Congress on April 29 at the South Cotabato Gymnasium and Cultural Center and the Industry Tripartite Council (ITC) Sports Festival at the South Cotabato Sports Complex in Koronadal City on May 1.

She said the congress will mainly focus on discussions regarding issues on job mismatches in Region 12.

“We will gather anew industry and academic leaders as well as parents and students for a dialogue and mapping of strategies to ensure that the academic programs of our schools, colleges and universities will be responsive to the needs of local industries,” she said.

Domingo said around 250 local stakeholders and representatives from various private and government agencies have confirmed to join the congress.

She added that the sports festival will be joined by DOLE-12 employees, DOLE-Regional Coordinating Committee heads and employees as well as Regional Tripartite Industry Peace Council and ITC representatives. (MindaNews)