Cagayan de Oro City, 9 June 2022 – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-X) Regional Director Albert E. Gutib said that as of 7 June 2022, there are about 1,926 local and 953 overseas jobs or a total of 2,879 vacancies initially offered on 12 June 2022 at the Limketkai Mall Event Center, second floor West Concourse, this city, in line with the 124th Independence Day celebration.
Director Gutib said the event is in collaboration with the Job Placement Bureau/ Public Employment Service Office (PESO) of the Local Government Unit of Cagayan de Oro for technical assistance and logistic support. Also, this is a second-time face-to-face job fair since the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak last CY2020. The first collaboration was during DOLE’s May 1 Labor Day job fair on 28 April 2022 at the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP) when COVID-19 cases continued to decline and the city placed under Alert Level 1 status.
Locally, production workers top the list with 130 available jobs; this is followed by Service Crew thru outsourcing (100); call center customer service representatives (60); Human Resource Managers (50); proof readers (50); subtitlers (50); bus conductors (50); bus drivers (50); manufacturing bundlers (50); and production utility (50), among others.
Likewise, overseas jobs confirmed available by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) are mostly for skilled workers: office and facility cleaning workers (80); sales ladies (80); food attendants (50); general cleaners/workers (50) and electroplaters (50). Most of the overseas manpower services job posts are bound to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Japan and Romania countries.
Gutib said there are no extra-ordinary requirements to be prepared by the jobseekers. He highlighted their preparedness for 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.
To expedite registration and for orderly procedures, job applicants are highly encouraged to pre-register at http://jobfair.dole10.net/ and present the code emailed to provided email address to DOLE-X verifier at the registration desk on the day of the Job Fair.
Moreover, a one-stop desk of services will be stationed at the same venue of Limketkai Mall. Joining are the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC)-member agencies comprising of National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) 8th Division and Regional Arbitration Branch; Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA); Regional Conciliation and Mediation Board (RCMB); Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RWTPB); Employees Compensation Commission (ECC); Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC); Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA); Professional Regulation Commission (PRC); and POEA. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will also take part.
Gutib said this is one of DOLE-X’s response as the country, especially Northern Mindanao gradually recovers economically due to the effects of the COVID-19. At the same time, safety and health protocols will be strictly observed to prevent the spread of the virus.
This year’s 124th Kalayaan Job Fair celebration in the region is anchored on the theme, “Pagsuong Sa Hamon ng Panibagong Bukas!”
End/Mildred E. Dablio with additional reports from Glenford C. Labial/DOLE-X and Anna Liza Tiglao/POEA REU-X