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29 April 2012

Labor Day 2012 Facebook page launched by DOLE

“Know the latest on the 2012 Labor Day celebration. Like us on Facebook at” This is the message of Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz to job seekers and the general public as the DOLE has once again turned to the largest social networking site, Facebook, to raise public awareness on the latest events on the Labor Day celebration on May 1.
“Pagtutulungan. Pagbabago. Disenteng Trabaho.” is the 2012 Labor Day theme, and this is what social network “netizens” can see in the 2012 Labor Day Facebook page.
Baldoz described the Facebook page as “an online venue to publicize the array of events, activities, and services [that] the DOLE has prepared for job seekers, new graduates, returning and displaced OFWs [overseas Filipino workers], and other interested Filipinos in line with the 110th Labor Day celebration.”
Believing that Facebook is one of the fastest and most accessible social channels to reach a wider audience, the DOLE has utilized the Facebook page not only to propagate knowledge and awareness about the 2012 Labor Day activities all over the country, but also to drumbeat public participation and support to the nationwide Job and Livelihood Fair, the centerpiece event of the May 1 Labor Day celebration.
“For instance, job seekers will know that they need to preregister with Phil-JobNet through which they will be prescreened by employers [that] will participate at the Job and Livelihood Fair. This will give them [a] higher chance of landing a job on the spot when they present themselves to the employers on May 1,” Baldoz explained.
In the National Capital Region alone, more than 100,000 jobs, both local and overseas, and plenty of entrepreneurial opportunities will be offered by close to 300 employers at the World Trade Center in Pasay City on May 1.
Thousands of job opportunities are also up for grabs at the 33 simultaneous job and livelihood fairs in different venues in cities and provinces across the country.

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