CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (PIA)–Celebrating the 120th Labor Day, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-10 graced the Talakayan sa PIA, April 25 at SM Downtown Premier, to highlight the conduct of the face-to-face job fair on local job vacancies and overseas job postings, April 28 at the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP), here.
As of April 24, a total of 97 local companies have 2,445 vacancies and 4 overseas companies have 463 vacancies. For this year, there are 1o1 companies in total that will join the job fair with a total of 2,908 vacancies.
Noting the limited number of vacancies in the region, DOLE Regional Director Albert Gutib said, “We limit the participation of the employers because although naa na ta (we are under) Alert Level 1, but still, we have to strictly observe the health safety protocols of the government. We still observe the vaccination requirement kay closed nga (because it is a closed setting) venue.”
He added that based on the Inter Agency Task Force (IATF) guidelines, if venues are in a closed setting, all that will enter the premises should be fully vaccinated. Thus, they require the participating employers and job seekers to present their vaccination card before they enter the venue.
For interested applicants, Gutib said the ‘no age limit’ will be observed during the job fair as they are enforcing as well the Republic Act No. 10911 or the Anti-age Discrimination in Employment Act.
Applicants who have not completed their college education are also welcome in the event. “Sa atong mga kaigsuonan nga gusto mag-apply nga high school graduate or vocational graduate or elementary graduate, naa ta’y offered nga jobs or vacancies during the job fair nga haum pud sa ilang nahuman haum pud sa ilang nahuman,” Gutib added.
(To those high school, vocational or elementary graduates who would want to apply, we have jobs or vacancies during the job fair that may be suitable for them)
For her part, CDO Public Employment Services Office (PESO) Manager Kathleen Kate Sorilla said they empower applicants, especially those who have not earned a college degree through their in-house interviews.
“Para ang amoang mga kliyente nga everyday halos gaatang sa among job placement bureau page, ug gaatang sa mga gipang-post diha sa gawas, tagaan namo sila sa chance nga mafeel nila unsa ang pagpang-apply, unsaon ang pagpang-apply ug unsa’y feeling sa pagpang-apply,” she said.
(So our clients, who are monitoring our job placement bureau page on a daily basis along with our job posting outside the office, will be given the chance to feel how it is to apply for a job)
For those who opt to open a business instead of being employed, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-10 offers business counseling through their Negosyo Center and entrepreneurial skills training.
Partnering with other agencies
DOLE has also partnered with various agencies through signing a memorandum of understanding to ensure implementation of the celebration.
The stakeholders include USTP as the official venue of the job fair; the Philippine Information Agency (PIA)-10 as the government communication arm to advocate to jobseekers and workers the corresponding activities;
DTI-10 for the Livelihood and Business Fair; Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)-10 for the skills training opportunities; and the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Regional Extension Unit-10 for the overseas job posts.
Other partners also include the Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC), Department of Tourism (DOT), Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Boards (RTWPB) Northern Mindanao Federation of Family Welfare Committees (NMFFWC);
Local Government of Cagayan de Oro City, Job Placement Bureau-PESO CDO, Philippine National Police (PNP), SM Downtown Premier, and Career Counselors and Advocates (CCA)-10.
These partner agencies will also take part in the proposed ‘One-Stop Desk’ during the job fair, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., which the job seekers can tap for assistance. (RTP/PIA-10)
The Department of Labor and Employment-10, Department of Trade and Industry-10, and Public Employment Services Office CDO grace the Talakayan sa PIA, April 25 at SM Downtown Premier, to highlight the conduct of the face-to-face job fair at USTP, Cagayan de Oro. (RDM/PIA-10)
The Department of Labor and Employment partners with various agencies through signing a memorandum of understanding to ensure implementation of the celebration at SM Downtown Premier, April 25. (RDM/PIA-10)