Over 167,000 jobs are up for grabs in La­bor Day job fairs na­tion­wide

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MANILA—La­bor Sec­re­tary Ros­alinda Dimapilis- Bal­doz on Fri­day said more than 167,000 va­can­cies will be avail­able for job­seek­ers in 54 job­fair venues na­tion­wide on May 1, La­bor Day.

“The 54 job fairs will be si­mul­ta­ne­ous na­tion­wide. These will be held in dif­fer­ent venues in 17 re­gions un­der the over­all su­per­vi­sion of the DOLE [Depart­ment of La­bor and Em­ploy­ment],” Bal­doz said.

The 2016 La­bor Day theme, “Kinabukasan Sig­u­rado sa Disen­teng Trabaho,” un­der­scores the DOLE’s ef­fort in de­vel­op­ing the coun­try’s top re­source, our work­ers, and gen­er­at­ing de­cent and pro­duc­tive jobs to se­cure a brighter fu­ture for the coun­try.

Bal­doz said the 54 job fairs sched­uled on May 1 will gather 1,112 em­ploy­ers, who will be bring­ing over 167,924 job va­can­cies.

Of the 167,924 jobs of­fered, 75,137, or 44.74 per­cent, are 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,” she added, not­ing that it is still a few days be­fore May 1.

“As La­bor Day ap­proaches, the num­ber of both par­tic­i­pat­ing em­ploy­ers and job va­can­cies is ex­pected to in­crease, so job seek­ers of all types na­tion­wide need to pre­pare to join the 54 job fairs,” Bal­doz said.

Ac­cord­ing to the la­bor and em­ploy­ment chief, the La­bor Day job fairs will be held in con­ve­nient venues that will en­able job seek­ers to speed up their search for jobs and em­ploy­ers to fast­track their search for skilled and qual­i­fied per­son­nel.

Of the 1,112 em­ploy­ers who will par­tic­i­pate in the La­bor Day job fairs, 351 em­ploy­ers, or 38.6 per­cent, are from Re­gion 3. This is fol­lowed by Re­gion 11, with 127 em­ploy­ers, or 17.98 per­cent, and Re­gion 1, with 160, or 14.27 per­cent.

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, the top 20 oc­cu­pa­tions with most num­ber of va­can­cies are fac­tory/pro­duc­tion work­ers, with 5,851 va­can­cies; pro­duc­tion op­er­a­tors, with 4,940 va­can­cies; call- cen­ter agents, 2,492 va­can­cies; welders, 2,008 va­can­cies; cus­tomer ser­vice/sup­port rep­re­sen­ta­tives, 1,633 va­can­cies; sales clerks, 1,037 va­can­cies; col- lec­tion agents, 582 va­can­cies; po­lice of­fi­cers, 500 va­can­cies; sales as­so­ci­ates, 225 va­can­cies; of­fice clerks, 168 va­can­cies; cashiers, 160 va­can­cies; credit coun­selors/in­ves­ti­ga­tors, 160 va­can­cies; hu­man­re­source as­sis­tants/clerks, 150 va­can­cies; sew­ers, 136 va­can­cies; waiter/wait­resses, 130 va­can­cies; ware­house staff, 128 va­can­cies; ac­coun­tants, 125 va­can­cies; qual­ity- con­trol staff, 116 va­can­cies; ser­vice crews, 115 va­can­cies; and driv­ers, 110 va­can­cies.

The top 20 oc­cu­pa­tions with the most num­ber of va­can­cies for overseas em­ploy­ment 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/ wait­resses, 831 va­can­cies; tech­ni­cians (elec­tron­ics, hull, tele­com, auto and phys­io­ther­apy), with 793 va­can­cies; clean­ers, with 692 va­can­cies; pip­efit­ters, with 600 va­can­cies; wait­ers/ 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; anes­the­siol- ogists, 100 va­can­cies; fac­tory/pro­duc­tion work­ers, 100 va­can­cies; welders, 76 va­can­cies; sales rep­re­sen­ta­tives, 75 va­can­cies; and ac­count­ing staff, 74 va­can­cies.

The si­mul­ta­ne­ous na­tion­wide job fairs will also show­case ca­reer fairs, which are aimed at as­sist­ing the youth and stu­dents in mak­ing ca­reer de­ci­sions.

The ca­reer fair will be open to youth and stu­dents who want to ex­plore fu­ture job or ca­reer op­por­tu­ni­ties in the la­bor mar­ket.

The ca­reer fair will fea­ture the on­go­ing hu­man- re­source de­vel­op­ment ini­tia­tives of the DOLE, in part­ner­ship with la­bor groups, em­ploy­ers, key sec­tors and other gov­ern­ment agen­cies. It will build on the Hu­man Re­source De­vel­op­ment Roadmap and the La­bor and Em­ploy­ment Plan for 20162022 to pre­pare the youth for the fu­ture of work.

She added that the ca­reer fair will be par­tic­i­pated in by 3,000 youths and stu­dents who want to ex­plore fu­ture job/ca­reer op­por­tu­ni­ties in the la­bor mar­ket. It will also fea­ture ca­reer am­bas­sadors who wil l as­sist the youth par­tic­i­pants in mak­ing ca­reer de­ci­sions.

The na­tion­wide event will also fea­ture liveli­hood coun­sel­ing, skills train­ing and liveli­hood skills demon­stra­tion.

ALYSA SALEN

THOU­SANDS of fresh grad­u­ates are look­ing for work.

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