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11 June 2011

2011 Independence Day job fair in Rizal Park all set

Rizal Park Facing Quirino Grandstand in Manill...I
A June 10, 2011 press release by the Department of Labor and Employment
More than 24,000 local, overseas, and government jobs for various skills are up for grabs on Independence Day as the Department of Labor and Employment – National Capital Region (DOLE-NCR) partners with 113 employers at the 2011 Kalayaan job fair in celebration of the 113thanniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence on June 12.
Anchored on the theme, “Kalayaan: Paninindigan ng Bayan,” DOLE Acting Secretary Danilo P. Cruz* said that the DOLE will take part in the two-day celebration of Independence at the Rizal Park in Manila on June 11 to 12 through the conduct of the 2011 Kalayaan Job Fair.
Lauding the joint efforts of DOLE-NCR and the Bureau of Rural Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC) in spearheading the job fair, Cruz emphasized that the event, once again, affirms the heightened partnership among government, industry, and other sectors in generating more job opportunities to ensure workers’ employability and productivity.
“The celebration of the nation’s independence is also a timely occasion for the DOLE to unchain the jobless from the shackles of unemployment by facilitating workers’ and employers’ search for jobs and skills through the job fair, and subsequently contribute to inclusive economic growth. We are exhausting all means to provide a vast array of productive and matched job opportunities for everyone,” Cruz said
The Job Fair will be held at the left side of the lagoon in Rizal Park from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM, simultaneous with other scheduled events on June 12. Around 8,000 jobseekers are expected to flock the fair.
The roster of 83 local employers and 20 land-based and sea-based international manpower agencies and employers will bring about 14,000 local vacancies and 10,000 overseas opportunities to job seekers, including new graduates and overseas Filipino workers.
Job opportunities from the emerging industries, ranging from branch/area managers, cashiers, merchandisers, brand specialists, sales/accounting/marketing staff and consultants, and HR/admin staff; dining personnel, kitchen staff, bartenders, cook, maintenance crew, food and beverage managers; researchers, medical representatives, pharmacists, nutritionists/dieticians, and massage therapists; copywriters and products specialists, academic coordinator, computer teachers, and computer laboratory assistants; fashion/interior designer/merchandisers, architects, graphic artists/designers and web developers; safety and site engineers, computer technicians, drivers, heavy equipment mechanics, janitors, and electricians; IT staff, IT leads and project managers, system administrators, payroll masters; and call center/BPO customer service representatives and call center agents are some of the job vacancies, which will be open for all jobseekers on June 12.
Aside from the licensed local and international employers, ten government agencies, which include the Departments of Social Welfare and Development and Transportation and Communications; Philippine Coast Guard; Philippine National Police;  Armed Forces of the Philippines; Philippine National Railways; Philippine Commission on Women; Civil Aeronautics Board; Light Rail Transit Authority; and the Civil Service Commission, are expected to bring about over a thousand of vacancies in government posts at the job fair.
To facilitate the compliance of job applicants with documentary requirements, the DOLE has invited the Professional Regulation Commission, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, National Bureau of Investigation, and the Bureau of Internal Revenue to provide pre-employment documentation services.
The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority will also give free haircut and massage services while the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines will conduct a skills demonstration.

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