Labor Day job fairs to focus on underemployment in Davao Region
THIS YEAR’s Labor Day job fairs on May 1 aim to address underemployment in Davao Region, according to Marlito D. Ayala, Department of Labor and Employment-Region 11 (DoLE-11) employment focal person. Speaking in a media forum Monday, Mr. Ayala said as of January this year, underemployment in the region stood at about 17%, lower compared to last year’s 20%, bit still a “big figure.” As of January 2018, the region had an employment rate of 95.4%. Mr. Ayala explained that the underemployed are seeking jobs that better fit their skills, with better pay and security of tenure. The May 1 and 2 job fairs, to be held at the SM City Ecoland and Gaisano Mall of Davao, will be jointly organized by DoLE and the Department of Trade and Industry-11. “In Gaisano Mall, we have 5 days pre-registration so that employers can screen and interview applicants first and then require them to come back on May 1 with their documents,” he said. The construction industry has the highest number of job openings this year for both local and foreign employment. A total of 11,882 vacancies would be available, with 116 employers participating.
DAVAO: DAVAO CITY JOB-SEEKERS flock to the Kalayaan Job and Business Fairs held June 12, 2017 in Tagum City, Davao del Norte, organized by the Department of Labor and EmploymentRegion 11 and the city’s Public Employment Service Office.