MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said there are more than 167,000 jobs up for grabs for jobseekers in 54 simultaneous job fair venues nationwide on May 1.
Labor and Employment Chief Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz said the job fairs slated on Labor Day are being held in different venues in 17 regions under the supervision of DOLE.
“The Labor Day fairs will be held in convenient venues that will enable job seekers to speed up their search for jobs and employers to fast-track their search for skilled and qualified personnel,” Baldoz said.
The job fairs are also in line with the 2016 Labor Day theme “Kinabukasan Sigurado sa Disenteng Trabaho,” highlighting the DOLE’s effort in developing the country’s top resource and workers.
Baldoz noted the job fair will gather 1,112 employers which will offer 167,924 job vacancies with 75,137, or 44.74 percent of which for local; 92,257, or 54.94 percent are for overseas; and 530, or .32 percent are for government.
“These numbers are preliminary and may increase,” Baldoz said.
Baldz said 351 or 38.6 percent of the 1,112 employers are from Region 3 while 127 or 17.98 percent of which are from Region 11. This is followed by 160 or 14.27 percent of employers from Region 1.
According to DOLE Secretary, the industries with the most number of vacancies are: other community, social, personal service activities with 21,494 vacancies; construction with 9,800 vacancies; manufacturing with 7,898 vacancies. Wholesale and Retail Trade, Repair of Motor Vehicles, Motorcycles, and Personal and Household Goods both have 5,850 vacancies.
For local employment, Baldoz said the top 20 occupations with most number of vacancies are: factory or production workers with 5,851 vacancies; production operators with 4,940 vacancies; call center agents, 2,492 vacancies; welders, 2,008 vacancies; customer service or support representatives, 1,633 vacancies; sales clerks, 1,037 vacancies; collection agents, 582 vacancies; police officers, 500 vacancies; sales associates, 225 vacancies; office clerks with 168 vacancies; cashiers, 160 vacancies; credit counselors/investigators, 160 vacancies; human resource assistants/clerks, 150 vacancies; sewers, 136; waiter/waitresses, 130 vacancies; warehouse staff, 128 vacancies; accountants, 125 vacancies; quality control staff, 116 vacancies; service crews, 115 vacancies; and drivers, 110 vacancies.
On the other hand, for overseas employment, the top 20 occupations with the most number of vacancies are: professional nurses with 2,640 vacancies; hotel and restaurant service workers (hotel receptionists, room attendants, front desk, and service crew with 2,315 vacancies; laborers with 1,043 vacancies; waiters or waitresses, 831 vacancies; technicians (electronics, hull, telecom, auto, and physiotherapy) with 793 vacancies; cleaners with 692 vacancies; pipe fitters with 600 vacancies; waiters or waitresses with 592 vacancies; drivers, 557 vacancies; delivery men, 508 vacancies; production machine operators, 475 vacancies; salesmen with 448 vacancies; cashiers, 250 vacancies; x-ray technicians, 200 vacancies; company drivers, 159 vacancies; cooks, 120 vacancies; anaesthesiologists, 100 vacancies; factory/production workers, 100 vacancies; welders, 76 vacancies; sales representatives, 75 vacancies; and accounting staff, 74 vacancies.
The nationwide labor activities will showcase livelihood counseling, skills training, and livelihood skills demonstration, among others.
Aside from job vacancies, the nationwide job fairs will also have career fairs that seek to assist around 3,000 youth and students in making career decisions. These are open to youth and students who want to explore future job or career opportunities in the labor market.
The Career Fairs will feature on-going human resource development initiatives of the DOLE in partnership with labor groups, employers, key sectors, and other government agencies, building on the Human Resource Development Roadmap and the Labor and Employment Plan for 2016 to 2022 to jumpstart the youth for the future of work.
news source: philstar.com