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03 May 2012

Employers to continue to process Jobs and Livelihood Fair applications after labor day

Jobseekers who are interested in going to any of the DOLE’s 51 Labor Day Jobs and Livelihood Fairs across the country should not worry about not getting hired-on-the-spot (HOTS) by companies because the job fairs, despite being only a one-day event, will continue to process applications from job applicants.
Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday explained some employers may require qualified applicants to undergo their respective processes before they finally decide to hire.
“Selecting job applicants can be a tough challenge for employers. They may need more time to review job applications, to go over details of their credentials, and to interview candidates,” Baldoz said.
“Time invested in careful hiring procedures saves time and helps lessen incompatible job placements, which in the long run, will contribute to the goal of providing decent and productive work for all,” she explained.
“So, my advice to applicants is to be optimistic and be a little patient because there will be enough job vacancies and livelihood opportunities for everyone at the job fairs. The processing and hiring by the employers will continue after the job fair, and the DOLE will monitor that,” she added.
Baldoz noted that as jobseekers are required to register so they can be assured that their job applications will not be put to waste. These will be closely monitored by the Bureau of Local Employment (BLE), through its jobs-matching facility, the Phil-Job.Net.
As of press time, there are a total of 360,777 job vacancies offered by 1,706 employers across the 16 regions of the country. Of the number, 74,352 vacancies are offered by 1,085 local employers, while the rest are overseas vacancies.
The number of job vacancies per region is, as follows:, NCR, 97,888; CAR, 18,293; Region I, 8,940; Region II, 2,276; Region III, 10,000; Region IV-A, 11,055; Region IV-B, 80; Region V, 3,991; Region VI, 5,371; Region VII, 122,756; Region VIII, 396; Region IX, 15,407; Region X, 4,500; Region XI, 21,057; Region XII, 13,767; and CARAGA, 25,000.
The number of participating employers per region is as follows: NCR, 219; CAR, 89; Region I, 54; Region II, 14; Region III, 360; Region IV-A, 102; Region IV-B, 20; Region V, 86; Region VI, 107; Region VII, 80; Region VIII, 23; Region IX, 78; Region X, 104; Region XI, 217; Region XII, 52; and CARAGA, 39.
Giving a preview of the “key employment generators” with vacancies to be offered at the job fairs, Baldoz said some of these are in human resources; marketing/trading; Business Process Outsourcing; food Industry; retail; health and wellness; tourism; information technology; automotive; and transport and logistics.
Samples of the job vacancies are as follows: Waiter, Waitress, Receptionist, Cashier, Dishwasher, Kitchen Helper, Baker, Cook, Food Attendant, Promodizer, Technician, Bartender, Building Maintenance, Butcher, Company Driver, Delivery Rider, Front Desk Officer, IT Personnel, Logistics Assistant, Marketing Assistant, Merchandizer, Pastry Chef, Recruitment Assistant, Sales Engineer, Service Crew, Stockman, Mechanic, HR Assistant, Secretary, Encoder, Warehouse Checker, Sales Staff, Office Clerk, Production Worker, Inventory Clerk, Sales Consultant, Graphic Artist, Brand Specialist, Utility Worker, and Counter Bagger.
There will also be available jobs for Customer Service Representative, Motorized Sales Agent, Industrial Engineer, Training Assistant, Accounting Assistant, Auditors, Audit Supervisors, Administrative Assistant, Internal Auditors, and Project Manager.
In connection to the job fair, the DOLE’s BLE held an employers’ forum at the Occupational Safety and Health Center in Quezon City during which the BLE said that employers who have not successfully filled-up their job vacancies may look into the data base of the Phil-Job.Net and call up applicants who may not be hired during the one-day event.
“Jobseekers must not easily get discouraged shall they not be hired on May 1. The BLE, through its enhanced Phil-Job.Net, will now be able to observe the status of each registered applicants. Employers may refer to the system for filling-up their existing job vacancies and, if necessary, we will make the referrals,” Baldoz explained.
The DOLE 2012 Labor Day Celebration is getting support from DOLE partners, namely, the Philippine Daily Inquirer; Business Mirror; Manila Bulletin; Asia Brewery Inc.; Cobra Energy Drink; Banco De Oro; Centrex Corporation; Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry Inc.; Golden Arches Development Corporation; Globe Telecom; PALSCON; PESO Association of Metro Manila; San Miguel Corporation; SM Supermalls; Suyen Corporation; and Sykes Asia Inc.
This year’s Labor Day celebration theme is “Pagtutulungan. Pagbabago. Disenteng Trabaho.”