This year, more than 800 employers will participate in job fairs this 1st of May (Labor Day). That being said, Filipinos need to expect a lot of chances both here in the Philippines and abroad. Now this will be fun and exciting as tons of employers will be opening and finding workers and employees across the archipelago.

In a statement last Sunday, April 22, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said that it has organized 53 Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan (TNK) fairs.

As DOLE estimates it, there will be available 78, 675 jobs for individuals looking to get jobs.

Job Fair Labor Day 2018
Image: Manila Bulletin

A total of 829 employers are participating in the said event. 163 of those employers would be overseas and 666 of which would be from the Philippines.

To give you an idea of which jobs are trending or which profession would be the most likely you’ll encounter, here is the list of the most number of vacancies:

  • Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Philippine National Police (PNP) – 4, 002
  • Bureau of Jail Management and Penology – 889
  • Customer Service Representatives (CSRs) – 1, 470
  • Call Center Agents – 1, 306
  • Construction Workers – 900
  • Carpenters – 708
  • Masons – 1, 385
  • Production workers /Factory workers – 1, 443
  • Production Machine Operators – 1, 288
  • Service Crew – 880

The above list would be the vacancies locally.  Overseas, the demanding jobs would be in the fields of:

  • Construction Workers – 200
  • Engineers (mechanical, electrical, civil) – 344
  • Food and Beverage Staff – 689
  • Nurses – 3, 988
  • Production Workers /Factory Workers – 300
  • Technicians – 1, 546
  • Sales Associate Professionals – 200

Where would be the venues of the Labor Day job fairs?

The following locations would be the venues of the job fairs. Note that there are some which does not pinpoint an exact location (city or municipality). Moreover, few of the venues will be hosting job fairs on different dates aside from the Labor day date (May 1, 2018).

Metro Manila

  • SM City Bicutan
  • SM City BF Parañaque City
  • SM City Manila
  • SM City San Lazaro
  • SM City Sucat
  • SM Megamall
  • Pasig City (April 27)
  • Valenzuela Astrodome
  • SM Tunasan
  • Taguig City
  • Robinsons Place Las Piñas
  • SM Center Las Piñas
  • SM Southmall
  • SM City Marikina (date to be determined other than May 1)
  • San Juan City (April 21)
  • Cuneta Astrodome (May 10)
  • Quezon City Hall grounds
  • Fisher Mall (date to be determined other than May 1)

Luzon

  • SM City Marilao, Bulacan
  • SM City Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija
  • SM City San Fernando, Pampanga
  • SM City Clark, Angeles City, Pampanga
  • SM City Pampanga
  • SM City Tarlac
  • SM City Rosales, Pangasinan
  • SM City Puerto Princesa, Palawan
  • SM City Naga, Camarines Sur
  • Baguio City National High School-Main Campus
  • Pangasinan PESO Compound, Lingayen
  • Robinsons Place Ilocos, Ilocos Norte
  • Robinsons Place Santiago, Isabela
  • SM City Cauayan, Isabela
  • SM Center Tuguegarao Downtown, Cagayan
  • Baler, Aurora
  • Balanga City, Bataan
  • Harbor Point Mall, Subic, Zambales
  • Calamba, Laguna
  • Bansud, Oriental Mindoro
  • Pacific Mall, Legazpi City, Albay

Visayas

  • Marymart, Iloilo City
  • IC3 Pavilion, Cebu City
  • Tacloban Convention Center
  • Ormoc City Hall

Mindanao

  • SM City Davao
  • SM City General Santos
  • Zamboanga Economic Zone, Talisayan, Zamboanga City
  • KCC Mall, Zamboanga City
  • City Hall Lobby, Isabela City
  • Plaza Luz, Pagadian City
  • Ipil Municipal Covered Court, Zamboanga Sibugay
  • Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro City
  • Gaisano Mall of Davao
  • Hotel Oazis, Butuan City, Agusan del Norte

Now that you know the venues, what you should be expecting, and what dates you should be there, what are you waiting for? If you’re looking for a job, don’t let this opportunity pass. Or if you know someone looking for a job, a simple share would help them in the best ways. Let the Labor Day this year change your perspective; employers are looking for people and you people are looking for jobs, schedule your visit now.

Source: Rappler.com

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