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Almost 16K jobs for grab in Oro Kalayaan Job Fair; 216 parents grant on Livelihood Starter Kits


Cagayan de Oro City – The Department of Labor and Employment, Regional Office No. X (DOLE-X) announces the partial counting of 15,827 jobs available to jobseekers on 12 June 2019 Kalayaan Job Fair as part of the 121st Independence Day celebration to be held at the Atrium, Lim Ket Kai Center, here. The activities will be simultaneously undertaken by the 17 regions of DOLE ROs nationwide aimed to improve the employment situation of the country.


For Region 10, the activity is coordinated with the Local Government Unit (LGU) – Cagayan de Oro (CDO) Jobs Placement Bureau for the local job vacancies and the POEA for the overseas job openings. The ABS-CBN is a media partner to this undertaking for its nationwide campaign on “Trabaho Patrol.”


DOLE-X Regional Director Atty. Joffrey M. Suyao said the available vacancies confirmed by participating employers are for government, local and overseas for skilled, unskilled, formal and informal/technical jobs. The figure continues to increase as well as the number of participating employers.


Of the confirmed job vacancies solicited, Director Suyao disclosed that around 3,181 are available for local employment from 36 participating private companies mostly from the service, construction and BPO industries. There is a partial list of 11,112 job vacancies for overseas employment generated from the 22 Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) accredited recruitment agencies. While government has 1,534 partial list of vacancies. Total vacancies as of reporting period is 15,827 and the figure still continues to rise.


Top local job vacancies are cleaners/janitors (322); construction workers (309); and call center officers (100).


Likewise, overseas jobs confirmed available are mostly for skilled workers: cleaners (2,000); staff nurses (877); nurses (300); nurse assistants (179); midwives (108); nurces for ICU (100); janitors (100); restaurant workers (100); and baristas (100). Most of the overseas manpower services job posts are in the Middle East countries.


Moreover, government sector include 1,001 job openings of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA); 53 for Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD); 750 for Philippine Army; and 10,000 for the Philippine National Police. Other government agencies are yet confirming their vacancies and participation.


The DOLE will be joined by the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC)-member agencies comprising of Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO), National Conciliation Mediation Board (NCMB), Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RWTPB), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), and POEA through the One-Stop-Shop Desk categorized into Legal Advisory, Livelihood Assistance, Training Advisory, Documentation and Social Benefits. Moreover, Department of Trade and Industry –X will also join for clients interested of starting a business. While TESDA-X will enlist walk-in registrants for its TVET scholarship program.


The regional celebration of the 2019 Independence Day is supported by the DOLE, LGU-CDO – Job Placement Bureau/Public Employment Service Office (PESO) through technical assistance and the Job Fair logistic support and the ABS-CBN for the media coverage and logistics and the Lim Ket Kai and Sons for the venue. Other tripartite stakeholders and social partners are from the management/employers, group federations, media partners, academe, and tripartite bodies of the Regional/Provincial Tripartite Industrial Peace Council and the Industrial Tripartite Councils to manifest mutual support and ensure success of the lined-up activities, who shall forge a ceremonial signing of their pledges of continuing commitment.


Other government agencies offering their services are the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI-X) for authentication and documentation; Social Security System (SSS); Philhealth Corp.; Pag-ibig Fund CDO Central Members Services Branch for the social benefits advocacy, claims and processes; Philippine Statistical Authority (PSA) for documentation and others.


Director Suyao said the job seekers must be prepared for the interview and presentation of documents that may be asked which include but not limited to transcript of records, diploma, certificate of employment, certificate of training, and others. Jobseekers simply need to meet the basic requirements of the prospective employers by being themselves and to showcase a full package of readiness of soon to be joiners of the labor force.


Provincial Independence Day activities are highlighted with the celebration of the World Day Against Child Labor, with the theme, “Hayaan Ang Mga Batang Mangarap Nang Huwag Malugmok Sa Trabahong Mahirap.” Starter Kits for start-up livelihood capital under the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program shall be granted to 216 parents/guardians of child laborers region-wide. Financial assistance release shall be started by the Cagayan de Oro Field Office on 11 June 2019 to 25 beneficiaries at the DOLE Activity Center, 3F Trinidad Building; on 12 June 2019, Camiguin (15 beneficiaries at Terrase Beach Resort, Mambajao), Misamis Occidental (20 beneficiaries at DOLE Bldg, Oroquieta City), Misamis Oriental (25 beneficiaries at Gingoog City) and Bukidnon Provincial Field Offices (PFO) (111 beneficiaries at Valencia City) will release the assistance; while Lanao del Norte PFO will be on 13 June 2019 at the DOLE Office in Iligan City to 20 beneficiaries.


The livelihood assistance of the Department is also in part of the Child Labor Program implementation wherein the government makes sure that the children stay and continue school and prevent them from hazardous work, while empowering the parents or the guardians of these child laborers thru employment and livelihood for financial stability.


This year’s Independence Day celebration is anchored on the theme, “Tapang ng Bayan, Malasakit sa Mamamayan.”


END/Mildred E. Dablio/DOLE-X




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