Labor Day job fair to bring in 20,000 vacancies for ZamPen PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 30 April 2011 15:06

More than 20,000 job vacancies of different types await graduates and jobseekers when the job fair will formally open in three venues in Zamboanga Peninsula (ZamPen).

The job fairs shall be conducted separately on May 1, 3 and 18-20, 2011 at the Western Mindanao State University gymnasium in Zamboanga City, Gaisano Capital Mall in Pagadian City, and in Dipolog City, respectively. This will highlight the 2011 Labor Day celebration with a theme “Matuwid na Daan Tungo sa Kaunlaran Para sa Lahat.”

DOLE-9 Regional Director Ponciano M. Ligutom said that 49 local employers based in the region, along with 26 licensed overseas recruitment agencies, will be participating in the job fairs which are the centerpiece events of the Labor Day festivities in the three-province and five-city region. Pre-registration is currently undertaken at the DOLE Regional, Provincial and City Offices, Public Employment Service Offices (PESOs) and System Technology Institute (STI) College based in Zamboanga City.

On the other hand, a livelihood fair will also be conducted simultaneously with the job fair as scheduled on May 1 in Zamboanga City. Participating exhibitors are the rural workers organizations whose income-generating projects are funded by DOLE. The products will be displayed, promoted and sold at very reasonable prices. Part of the livelihood fair will be the turn-over of livelihood checks, starter kits and NEGO-Karts to the beneficiaries.

The DOLE-9 chief said that the labor day will be celebrated in the whole month May 2011 which includes other major activities such as the press conference, motorcade, showcase of success stories, skills demonstration, diskwento fair, free clinic, raffle bonanza, sport fest, variety shows namely the Concierto de los Obreros, Talenyado Night, and SPES Got D Talent, and the awarding of winners of the “Search for Outstanding Employers and Employees in the Private Sector.” The conduct of this significant event is in partnership with the private and public sectors in ZamPen Region. — LCO, MJC and JOCINCO/DOLE-9