Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday said 107 job fairs around the country await job seekers this March as she announced the DOLE job fairs for the month
"At the onset of summer and as graduation time draws near, my advice once again to jobseekers and graduating students is to be ready to visit and participate in the DOLE’s job fairs," said Baldoz.
The conduct of job fairs and their announcement in advance have been the DOLE’s employment facilitation strategy to bring jobs closer to jobseekers, especially in the regions.
“By visiting the DOLE’s job fairs, graduates and jobseekers will spend less money and minimal effort to find a job since the DOLE already gathers both local and overseas employers all in one venue,” Baldoz explained.
She further said the available jobs in the job fairs are mostly in the following industries: agribusiness, construction, IT/ Business Process Management, health and wellness, hotel, restaurant and tourism, wholesale and retail trade, banking and finance, mining, transport and logistics, manufacturing, real estate, power and utilities, and education, which are all identified in the new Project JobsFit: DOLE 2020.
The DOLE's year-round job fair schedules and venues are posted for online accessibility in the government’s job and skills matching portal, http://phil-jobnet.dole.gov.ph. For March, the schedules are as follows:
Cordillera Administrative Region - University of Baguio, Baguio City, 8-10 March; Provincial Job Fair, San Isidro Sur, Luna, Apayao, 12 March; Foundation Day Job Fair, Mankayan, Benguet, 13 March; BSBT Job Fair, Magsaysay Avenue, Baguio City, 18-20 March; La Trinidad Strawberry Festival, Km. 6 La Trinidad, Benguet, 19-20 March; and, Local and Overseas Job Fair, Tabuk City, 26 March.
National Capital Region - Muntinlupa 19th Cityhood Job Fair, SM Center, Muntinlupa, 1 March; In-House Job Fair, Navotas City Hall Lobby, 3 March; Job Fair, PESO-Taguig Office, 3 March; Barangay Job Fair, Brgy. Bagumbayan, Taguig City, 5 March; Barangay Job Fair, Sitio Imelda, Taguig City, 7 March; Job Fair, PESO-Taguig Office, 10 March; Barangay Job Fair, Brgy. North Signal, Taguig City, 12 March; Mega Job Fair, Caloocan South (Main) City Hall, 13 March; Barangay Job Fair, Brgy. Upper Bicutan, Taguig City, 14 March; In-house Job Fair, Navotas City Hall Main Lobby, 14 March; Job Fair, PESO-Taguig Office, 17 March; Barangay Job Fair, Brgy. Lower Bicutan, Taguig City, 19 March; Mini Job Fair, Amphitheater, Malabon City Hall, 20 March; Barangay Job Fair, Brgy. Ususan, Taguig City, 21 March; In-house Job Fair, Navotas City Hall Lobby, 21 March; Job Fair, PESO-Taguig Office, 24 March; Barangay Job Fair, Brgy. Sta. Ana, Taguig City, 26 March; Mega Job Fair, Caloocan North City Hall, 27 March; Barangay Job Fair, Brgy. Western Bicutan, Taguig City, 28 March; In-house Job Fair, Navotas City Hall Lobby, 31 March; and, Job Fair, PESO-Taguig Office, 31 March.
Region 1 – Dasol Job Fair, Municipal Hall, Dasol, Pangasinan, 3 March; ISPSC Job Fair, Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College, Sta. Maria, Ilocos Sur, 5 March; North Luzon Philippine State College School-Based Job Fair, North Luzon Philippine State College, Candon City, Ilocos Sur, 6 March; Colegio de Dagupan Job Fair, Colegio De Dagupan, Dagupan City, 7 March; Laoag City Job Fair, Pacific Function Hall, Laoag City, 7 March; STI, Inc. School-Based Job Fair, STI, Inc., Bantay, Ilocos Sur, 7 March; Bacarra Job Fair, Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, 10 March; Lyceum Northern Luzon School-Based Job Fair, Lyceum Northern Luzon, Urdaneta City, 10 March, Perpetual Help College of Pangasinan School-Based Job Fair, Perpetual Help College, Malasiqui, Pangasinan, 11 March; Agoo Job Fair, Agoo Civic Center, Agoo, La Union, 12 March; PSU Urdaneta Job Fair, Pangasinan State University, Urdaneta Campus, 13 March; Urdaneta City University School-Based Job Fair, Urdaneta City University, Urdaneta City, 14 March; VMUF Job Fair, Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation, San Carlos City, 14 March; Urdaneta City Job Fair, Cultural Sports Complex, Urdaneta City, 20 March; Mangatarem, Pangasinan Job Fair, DSWD Function Hall, Mangatarem, Pangasinan, 27 March; Asingan Job Fair, Asingan Gymnasium, Asingan, Pangasinan, 28 March.
Region 2 - Philippine Normal University, PNU-Gymnasium, Alicia, Isabela, 4 March; Isabela State University-Echague Jobs Fair, Echague, Isabela, 5 March; Jobs Fair 2014, Kiosk of OLPC-C, Cauayan City, Isabela, 6 March; St. Ferdinand College Job Fair 2014, St. Ferdinand Campus-Ilagan City, Isabela, 12 March; ISU-Angadanan Job Fair 2014, ISU, Angadanan Campus, 13 March; CSUans Venturing into the World of Work, Community Outreach Center, Cagayan State University, Lallo Campus, Lallo, Cagayan, 14 March; Isabela State University Job Fair 2014, Isabela State University, Ilagan City Campus, 14 March; and, Cagayan State University - Andrews Campus Job Fair, CSU Amphitheater, Andrews Campus, Caritan, Tuguegarao City, 18 March.
Region 3 - National Job Placement Month STI Job Fair, STI, City of Balanga, Bataan, 6 March; Guagua National College Job Fair, GNC Compound, Covered Court, Guagua, Pampanga, 7 March; Women's Month Celebration Mini Job Fair, Rizal Triangle Multipurpose Covered Court, Olongapo City, 8 March; 16th Sulong Zambales, St. Columban Montessori, Brgy. Feria, San Felipe, Zambales, 8 March; La Consolacion Job Fair, Malolos City, 9 March; Immaculate Conception College of Arts and Technology Job Fair, Sta. Maria Bulacan, 9 March; University of the Philippines-Clark Job Fair, Marquee Mall, Angeles City, 10 March; Mabalacat City Job Fair, Mawaque Resettlement Center High School Covered Court, Brgy. Sapang, Biabas, Mabalacat City, Pampanga, 12 March; Araw ng Orani Job Fair, Orani Activity Center, Orani, Bataan, 12 March; Municipal Jobs Fair, Rizal Park, Pura, Tarlac, 12 March; Bulacan State University Job Fair, Malolos City, 13 March; Archdiocesan Migrants' Day Job Fair, Walter Mart, San Agustin, City of San Fernando, Pampanga, 13 March; Bulacan Polytechnic College Job Fair, Malolos City, 17 March; Marilao-Local Goverment Job Fair, Marilao, Bulacan, 18 March; St. Mary's Angels College of Pampanga Job Fair, 2nd Floor, SMACP Audio Visual Room, Sta. Ana, Pampanga, 19 March; and, Eastwoods College of Science and Technology Job Fair, Dinalupihan, Bataan, 26 March.
Region 4-A - Municipal Gymnasium, Sto. Tomas, Batangas, 4 March; Barangay Palingon, Casile, Calamba City, 5 March; and, University of Batangas Gymnasium, Batangas City, 18 March.
Region 5 - B.U. Job Fair 2014, Albay Astrodome, 4-5 March; Bicol College Job Fair, Bicol College Gymnasium, 5 March; School-based Job Fair, Speed Computer College, Sorsogon City, 11 March; Pioduran Job Fair (tentative), Pioduran, Albay, 12-13 March; Daet Job Fair, Daet, Camarines Norte, 13-14 March; Jose Panganiban Job Fair, Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte, 27-28 March; and, Daragang Magayon Job Fair, Albay Astrodome, 31 March-1 April.
Region 6 - PESO-CPU, Iloilo City Job Fair, Central Philippine University School Lobby, Iloilo City, 3 March; PESO-UI PHINMA, Iloilo City Job Fair, University of Iloilo School Campus, Iloilo City, 7 March; and, WNU Job Fair, 2nd Floor, H Building, West Negros University, Bacolod City, 18 March.
Region 7 - Siquijor State College Job Fair 2014, Siquijor State College, Larena, Siquijor, 1 March; CDU-Local and Overseas Job Fair, Cebu Doctor's University, 8 March; Overseas Job Fair, SM City-Cebu, 14-16 March; Barangay Job Fair, Brgy. Pahina Central, Cebu City, 15 March; Overseas Job-Fair, Capitol Grounds, Cebu City, 16 March; Jobs Bridging, Cebu City, 20 March; 66th Mega Job Fair, Cebu City, 29 March; and, Local And Overseas Job Fair, Panphil B. Frasco Memorial Sports Complex, 29 March.
Region 9 - Job Fair, Universidad de Zamboanga, Zamboanga City, 3 March; PAKARADJAAN 2014, Provincial Capitol , Isabela City, 5 March; Job Fair, Universidad de Zamboanga, Zamboanga City, 7 March; Araw ng R.T.Lim Jobs Fair, R.T.Lim Gymnasium, 8 March; and, Job Fair, 3rd Floor, STI College, 12 March.
Region 10 - Hapsay Job Fair, City Tourism Hall, Cagayan De Oro City, 28 March.
Region 11 - Ateneo de Davao University Job Fair, Ateneo de Davao University HRM Department, Davao City, 1 March; UM Tagum College Job Fair, UM Tagum College Gym, 1 March; UM Digos College Job Fair, University of Mindanao-Digos Campus Gym, Roxas Ext., Digos City, 6 March; DMMA College of Southern Philippines Job Fair, DMMA College of Southern Philippines, Tigatto, Buhangin, Davao City, 7 March; Holy Cross of Davao College Job Fair, Holy Cross of Davao College, Sta. Ana. Ave., Davao City, 8 March; Cong. Nograles Mini Job Fair, Matina Central Elem. School, Matina Crossing, Davao City, 8 March; STI College Davao Job Fair, STI College Davao, J.P. Laurel Ave., cor. Acacia, Davao City, 8 March; and, Panabo City Job Fair, ARF Gym (near Old Panabo City Hall), Panabo City, 22 March.
Region 12 - 2014 NDKC Local and Overseas Job Fair, Notre Dame of Kidapawan College Gymnasium, Kidapawan City, 7 March; T’boli Job Fair, Municipal Gym, T'boli, So. Cotabato, 11 March; Job Fair 2014, Dr. P. Ocampo College, Demazenod Ext. Cotabato City, 13 March; and, USM Kabacan Job Fair, University of Southern Mindanao Gymnasium, Kabacan, Cotabato, 26 March.
Region 13 - SJIT Job Fair, SJIT Butuan City, 18 March; and, Sta. Josefa Municipal Job Fair, Sta. Josefa, Agusan del Sur, 27-28 March. (Girlie Arce/ DOLE)