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30 April 2012

2012 Labor Day celebration, easier and faster to and find jobs

To make it easier and faster for job seekers to search and find jobs at the 2012 Labor Day Job and Livelihood Fair at the World Trade Center in Pasay City, Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz said yesterday that the DOLE is bringing at the fair an array of employment facilitation services for free.
“These employment facilitation services, such as application support documents, are essential to getting a job,” Baldoz said.
She said the DOLE is setting up a one-stop shop for job seekers to easily access these services. The one-stop shop will be composed of officers and representatives of the National Bureau of Investigation (for clearance documents); National Statistics Office (for birth and marriage certificates); Social Security System (SSS; for social security membership); PhilHealth (for medical security membership); Pag-IBIG (for shelter security membership); Professional Regulation Commission (for profession licenses); and Bureau of Internal Revenue (for income tax purposes).
Aside from the services clinics of these agencies, a 16-man team of lawyers and legal personnel from the National Conciliation and Mediation Board, National Labor Relations Commission, Bureau of Labor Relations, National Wages and Productivity Commission, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, DOLE-National Capital Region, and DOLE Legal Service shall compose a free legal services clinic that shall offer free legal services on labor and employment matters and inquiries.
“The team shall also provide information on the department’s programs and services, particularly the Single-Entry Approach mechanism and DO [Department Order] 18-A, the newest DOLE order on subcontracting,” Baldoz said.
Just like in previous DOLE job fairs, the one-stop shop is one of the much anticipated services at the 2012 Job and Livelihood Fair.
Baldoz emphasized that the DOLE will conduct the Job and Livelihood Fair not only to address unemployment, but also to promote better synergy among employers, workers, and government, especially at the local levels.
“The 2012 Labor Day celebration is anchored on the theme, ‘Pagtutulungan. Pagbabago. Disenteng Trabaho.,’ which clearly identifies the DOLE’s effort to a holistic, inclusive commemoration focused on facilitating workers’ and employers’ search for jobs and skills, and, subsequently, […] developing the country’s top resource towards achieving decent jobs that could contribute to inclusive economic growth,” Baldoz said.
The DOLE 2012 Labor Day celebration is supported by DOLE partners—namely, Asia Brewery, Inc.; Banco De Oro; Centrex Corporation; Cobra Energy Drink; Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc.; Globe Telecom; Golden Arches Development Corporation; Max’s Chicken; Public Employment Service Office Association of Metro Manila; Pag-IBIG; PhilHealth; PALSCON; San Miguel Corporation; SM Supermalls; SSS; Suyen Corporation; and Sykes Asia, Inc., with the Philippine StarPhilippine Daily InquirerBusiness Mirror, and Manila Bulletin as media partners.
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