6,900 jobs up for grabs at Labor Day fair in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 29 Apr) – Job seekers in Region 12 may apply for any of the 6,900 job opportunities during the regional Labor Day job and business fairs slated on Wednesday here.

Sisinio Cano, Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Region 12 director, said Monday they are all set for the event, which is among the biggest employment and livelihood generation activities lined up in the region this year.

He said it will be held at the KCC Mall Convention Center in coordination with the private sector and various government agencies.

For the job fair, he said they have so far enlisted over 3,600 vacancies for overseas employment and 3,300 for local placements.

Based on data posted as of Monday morning at the agency’s registration website (www.dole12tnk.org) for the activity, at least 37 local companies and business establishments have already signified to join.

These include fishing companies, factories, retail stores, shopping malls, hotels, construction firms, restaurant and fast food outlets, cooperatives, a college, hospital, call center, consulting firm and swine producer.

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Region 12 listed vacancies for five permanent positions.

Most of the available jobs are for service crew, office personnel, as well as production, construction and field workers.

For overseas employment, the agency has enlisted five manpower agencies, with vacancies from 20 companies and establishments.

The job vacancies are for nurses, merchandisers, accountants, store keepers, engineers, mechanics, teachers and various skilled workers for deployment in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Germany, Japan and Qatar.

“We’re focusing more on opportunities for skilled workers and not much on domestic or household service workers due to numerous problems with that these past years,” Cano said.

Aside from the job fair, the official said they have lined up a number of activities and services in line with the “Trabaho, Negosyo at Kabuhayan” or TNK strategy through their partner-agencies and institutions.

He said DOLE-12 will release around P4-million worth of livelihood packages to poor and marginalized workers from parts of the region.

Cano said the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority will hold skills demonstrations and services like free haircut, massage, manicure, pedicure and hair rebond.

He said the Department of Trade and Industry will host advocacy and learning sessions on entrepreneurial skills through its Negosyo Center.

The National Bureau of Investigation, Social Security System, Pag-Ibig Fund and the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. will offer pre-employment services for job seekers and other concerned residents, he added. (MindaNews)