Cagayan de Oro City – Fifty Human Resource Officers and representatives attended the Employers’ Forum for the 124th Kalayaan Job Fair, hosted by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-X) with its Cagayan de Oro City Field Office (CDO FO) on 8 June 2022 at the VIP Hotel, here.
DOLE-X CDO FO Chief Emmanuel Toledo said the forum oriented the participating companies on the guidelines and required reports for the said Job Fair on 12 June 2022, Limketkai Mall’s Event Center, this city.
Likewise, Regional Tripartite and Productivity Board (RTWPB-X) lawyer Gretchen Lamayan advocated the salient features of the recently-issued Wage Order No. RX-21 for the workers in the private sector with the first tranche effective on 18 June 2022.
After more than a two-year hiatus of face-to-face job fair, Toledo highlighted the importance of partnership boost with the employers and CDO Local Government’s Job Placement Bureau-Public Employment Service Office in providing decent and productive employment to jobseekers especially those who were terminated or unemployed due to the pandemic.
“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much,” Toledo said.
Moreover, DOLE-X Regional Director Albert E. Gutib said the adverse effect of the pandemic to the workforce caused temporary closures of establishments or adoption of flexible work arrangements, resulting to retrenchments of workers. However, he said there is a gradual improvement in the economy as the momentum of the employers continued. He was grateful that employers continued to participate in the economy’s recovery from the worldwide COVID-19 crisis. He hoped employers would be able to hire qualified and competent employees to their workforce.
Also, DOLE-X Assistant Regional Director Estrella Uy-Pahalla thanked the participants for the overwhelming support. She cited the significant role of the participating employers in the success of the upcoming Job Fair. She said Job Fair provides employment opportunities to displaced workers who are and continued to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Job Fair will be participated by 52 local companies with 2,164 vacancies and 4 POEA-certified manpower agencies with 989 vacancies mostly bound for Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Japan and Romania countries.
Locally, top occupations include production workers with 130 vacancies, service crew thru outsourcing (100); cashiers (79); call center customer service representatives (60); sales clerks (56); Human Resource Managers (50); business transcribers (50); proof readers (50); subtitlers/closed captioners (50); and bus conductors and drivers (50 each).
Top overseas posts are office and facility cleaning workers with 80 vacancies; sales ladies (80); scaffolders (78); metal painting workers (70); nurses (64); food attendants (50); customer relations officers (50) and waiters (50).
The Job Fair will start 8:00AM until 5:00PM. It is anchored on the theme, “Pagsuong Sa Hamon Ng Panibagong Bukas.”
End/Akisa G. Boriongan with added reports from Hyzel Rockwell-Battad /DOLE-X CDO FO