Job fairs schedule for 2011 in the Philippines

Department of Labor and Employment (Philippines)
A May 16, 2011 press release by the Department of Labor and Employment
More job fairs, the schedules of which have been posted in the Phil-Jobnet system, await graduates and jobseekers this year, Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Acting Secretary Danilo P. Cruz announced yesterday.
Cruz made the announcement following the recently successful nationwide Labor Day job and livelihood fairs during which 7,169 jobseekers were hired on the spot (HOTS), and after DOLE Secretary Rosalinda D. Baldoz set a target of one (1) million job vacancies to be posted by employers in the Phil-Jobnet, the government’s official job search and matching portal.
“We have more job fairs coming,” said Cruz, “so those who were not able to visit our 2011 Labor Day Job Fairs will still have the opportunity to grab their dream job in the incoming fairs.”
“The best way to successfully avail of these job opportunities in the job fairs is to hone up, upgrade, or retool on the skills necessary to qualify for in-demand occupations,” Cruz added.
Taking note of a report of Director Maria Criselda R. Sy of the DOLE’s Bureau of Local Employment (BLE), Cruz said the tentative job fair schedules cover the rest of May, and the 3rd and 4thquarters of the year, as posted by eight DOLE regional offices, namely Regions 2, 4A, 4B, 5, 6, 8, 9, and 10.
The acting labor and employment chief said the conduct of job fairs on a year-round basis is in line with the overarching goal of President Benigno S. Aquino III, in his 22-point labor and employment agenda, to invest in the country’s top resource, its human resource, to make us more competitive and employable while promoting industrial peace based on social justice.
“We are pursuing this goal by addressing the labor-mismatch problem through better coordination between the government, employers, academe, and other sectors,” he said.
Cruz said the additional job fairs schedules and their venues are as follows:
For May 2011: Region 4A (CALABARZON) – May 27, Batong Malake Covered Court, Los BaƱos, Laguna; Region 6 (Western Visayas) – May 26-30, Escalante City Hall, Escalante City, Negros Occidental sponsored by the public employment service office (PESO) of Escalante City; andRegion 10 (Northern Mindanao) – May 26, Gingoog Gym , Gingoog City (LGU).
For June 2011: Region 2 (Cagayan Valley) – June 10, Maddela, (LGU Maddela/DOLE-Region 2 Office); June 12, Santiago City (LGU Santiago / DOLE);  June 20, Cabarroguis (LGU Cabarroguis / DOLE); Region 4A – June 3, Olympia Covered Court, Sta. Rosa, Laguna; June 8, Luansing Gym, Rosario, Cavite; Kalayaan 2011 job fair on June 12, 2011 at Kawit, Cavite; June 16, Independence Day Job Fair, Quezon, followed on June 19 by the Quezon day Job fair; June 24, 2nd Quarter Municipal Job Fair, Los Banos, Laguna; Region 4B (MIMAROPA) – June 21, Pola Municipal Gymnasium, Pola, Oriental Mindoro; Region 5 (Bicol) – Jun.1-2, Covered Court, Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte (PESO-LGU of Labo, Camarines Norte); June 16 to 17, Covered Court, Camalig, Albay; June 22 to 23, Daet Heritage Center, Daet, Camarines Norte  (PESO-LGU of Daet, Camarines Norte); Region 6 – June 9 to 10, Sagay City Auditorium, Sagay City, Negros Occidental (PESO-Sagay City); June 24, Barotac Viejo Covered Gym, Barotac Viejo, Iloilo (PESO-Barotac Viejo);  Region 8 (Eastern Visayas) – June 17, Catarman Plaza, Catarman, Northern Samar (PESO Managers Association);  Region 9 (Zamboanga Peninsula) – June 12 Kalayaan 2011 job fair, Molave Gymnasium, DOLE-ZdSPO, PESO, LGU; and Region 10) – June 13 to 14, Tourism Hall, Cagayan De Oro (LGU Cagayan De Oro);  June 24, Legislative Building. Opol,  Misamis Oriental (LGU Opol).
For July 2011: Region 2 – July 4, Diffun, Quirino (LGU Diffun/ DOLE); July 27, Aglipay, Quirino (LGU Aglipay /DOLE); Region 5 – July 12 to 13, Covered Court, Malilipot, Albay (PESO-LGU Malilipot);Region 6 – July 15, 2011, San Miguel Covered Gym, San Miguel, Iloilo (PESO-San Miguel); andRegion 10 – July 1, Magsaysay Gym (LGU Magsaysay, Misamis Oriental).
For August 2011: Region 5 – August 30 to 31, Daet Heritage Center, Daet, Camarines Norte (PESO-LGU of Daet); Region 6 – August 25, Amigo Plaza Mall, Iznart Street, Iloilo City; Region 8 – August 10 to 11, Maasin (LGU Southern Leyte and City Government of Maasin); and Region 10 – August 27 to 28, City Gym, Valencia City, Bukidnon ( LGU Valencia City).
For September 2011: Region 2 – September 9, PG Quirino (Provincial Government of Quirino/DOLE); Region 4A – September 23, 3rd Quarter Municipal Job Fair, Los Banos, Laguna;Region 5 – September 5 to 6, Covered Court, Daraga, Albay; September 14 to 15, 3rd Floor, Municipal Hall, Labo, Camarines Norte (PESO-LGU of Labo; Region 6 – September 16, Amigo Plaza Mall, Iznart Street, Iloilo City (Philippine Call Center Institute Iloilo [PCCI-Iloilo]; Region 8 – September 1, Dulag Supermarket 2F, Dulag, Leyte (LGU Dulag/DOLE-Region 8); and Region 10 – September 23, Legislative Building, Opol (LGU Opol, Misamis Oriental).
For October 2011: Region 4B – October 15, Victoria Municipal Gymnasium, Victoria, Oriental Mindoro; Region 5 – October (tentative),  Virac Sports Complex, Virac, Catandues (PESO-LGU Virac); Region 6 – October 7, Amigo Plaza Mall, Iznart Street, Iloilo City (with ABS-CBN /PESO Iloilo City as hosts); October 14, Passi City Covered Gym, Passi City, Iloilo (PESO Passi City); Region 8 – 2nd week of October, Naval State University, Naval, Biliran; and Region 10 – October 20 to 21, Mambajao Gym (LGUs of Camiguin, Mambao, Camiguin).
For November 2011: Region 6 – November 9, Iloilo Capitol Ground, Provincial Capitol, Iloilo City (PESO-Iloilo Province); November 23, SM City Mall, Mandurriao, Iloilo City (with Ateneo de Iloilo as host); Region 4B – November 11,  Divine Word College, Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro;Region 8 – 2nd week of November,   Provincial Capitol, Borongan, Eastern Samar; and Region 10 – November 25, Legislative Building, Opol, Misamis Oriental (LGU Opol, Misamis Oriental);
And finally, for December: Region 2 – December 8 DOLE Anniversary fair, Tuguegarao City (LGU Tuguegarao/DOLE); Region 4A – December 16, 4th quarter Municipal Job Fair, Los Banos, Laguna;Region 4B – December 16, JJ Leido Memorial School, Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro; Region 5 – December 8, Agro Sports Complex, Daet, Camarines Norte (PESO-PG Camarines Norte); Region 6– December 2, Amigo Plaza Mall, Iznart Street, Iloilo City (PESO-Iloilo City); December 13, Iloilo Capitol Ground, Iloilo Provincial Capitol, Iloilo City (PESO Iloilo Province); and Region 8 – December 10 to 11, Municipality of St. Bernard, Southern Leyte ( LGU of St. Bernard).