DOLE bares job fair schedules in provinces for 1st quarter

Job seekers in the provinces need not go to Metro Manila to find work as job fairs are being organized in their regions, the Department of Labor and Employment said. DOLE Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz on Monday disclosed the job fair schedules for eight regions for the first quarter of 2013. “Jobs are available to job seekers raring to work this year. They could start their job search at their own communities as the DOLE is making it easier for them to do so by bringing the jobs through its job fairs in the regions,” she said in a press release. Baldoz said the DOLE is aiming to double the number of job fairs from last year. The DOLE conducted 1,553 job fairs in 2012. For the first quarter of 2013, job fairs will be held in Regions 2, 3, 4B, 5, 6, 9, 11, and the Cordillera Administrative Region. The schedules are as follows: January 2013: Region 5: January 25: USI Gymnasium, Naga City Region 6: January 24: Gaisano City Mall, La Paz, Iloilo City Region 9: January 16: Pagadian City Gym Region 11: January 23-25: Mintal, Calinan and Toril, Davao City. February 2013: Region 2: February 1: Cagayan Valley Provincial Capitol, Capitol Hills, Tuguegarao City February 20-23: Cauayan City Hall, Isabela February 24-26: University of Perpetual Help System, Cauayan, Isabela Region 3: February 2: Cabanatuan City Hall Region 5: February 3-4: Divine Word College of Legazpi Quadrangle, Legazpi City Region 9: February 9-10: Ateneo de Zamboanga University Conference Hall February 16-17: St. Scholastica’s College February 24: Plaza del Pilar Region 11: February 3: University of Southeastern Philippines, Davao City February 8: Brokenshire College, Davao City February 9: Southern Philippines Agri-Business and Marine and Aquatic School of Technology, Digos City February 10: AMA Computer College, Davao City February 17-18: Ateneo de Davao University, Davao City; March 2013: Region 2: March 7-8: Our Lady of Pillar College, Cauayan, Isabela March 17: Sta. Fe Municipal Hall, Sta. Fe, Nueva Vizcaya and St. Mary’s University, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya March 22-23: Aritao Municipal Hall, Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya March 26-27: St. Ferdinand College, Ilagan, Isabela; and Sta. Praxedes Municipal Hall, Sta. Praxedes, Isabela Region 3: March 1: Rizal Triangle Multi-purpose Covered Court Region 4-B: March 18: Divine Word College of Calapan, Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro Region 5: March 2: Bicol University, Legazpi City Region 9: March 27: Summit Center, Tetuan, Zamboanga City Region 11: March 2: Davao Merchant Marine Academy, Davao City; and Davao Central College, Toril, Davao City March 7-8: San Pedro College, Guzman St., Davao City March 14: University of Mindanao, Bolton St., Davao City March 15: Philippine Women’s University, Juan Luna St., Davao City March 16: University of Mindanao, Digos City March 24: STI, Acacia, Davao City March 28: STI Digos City. Baldoz said “the year-round job fairs are one of the DOLE’s significant employment facilitation machinery that provide continuous opportunities for job seekers.” “One of the advantages of visiting a DOLE job fair is that a job seeker spends less money and minimal effort to find a job because DOLE gathers as many employers as possible—whether local or overseas—under one roof,” she said. At the job fairs, job seekers may also seek the following services from government partner agencies: birth certificate issuance services of the National Statistics Office clearance certificate issuance services of the National Bureau of Investigation and the Philippine National Police social security benefits programs of the Social Security System passport issuance services of the Department of Foreign Affairs

—KG, GMA News