28K jobs up for grabs as DOLE celebrates 90th anniversary

2023 November 27

MANILA – At least 28,000 vacancies are available at the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) job fairs as the department commemorates its 90th founding anniversary next month.

In a press statement, the DOLE urged job seekers across the country to visit any of the 21 job fair sites where an initial 28,136 vacancies from 340 participating employers are up for grabs starting Dec. 1 to 14.

The venues and dates for job fairs in Metro Manila are the following:

Manila Science High School auditorium, Taft Avenue, Manila (Dec. 1);
Barangay Hall, Barangay Poblacion, Pateros (Dec. 7);
Robinsons Metro East, Pasig City (Dec. 5 for local job fair and Dec. 3 for overseas job fair)

Among the top industries are business process outsourcing, manufacturing, retail and sales, construction and hospitality.

Top vacancies include customer service representatives, production workers/operators, cashiers, baggers, laborers, carpenters, painters, casino dealers and service crew.

The department said the number of job vacancies may increase further in the succeeding days.

Job seekers are encouraged to prepare their application requirements, such as a resume or curriculum vitae, a certificate of employment for those who were formerly employed, diploma, transcript of records and training certificates.

The other dates and venues for Luzon are:

Cordillera Administrative Region – Sky Zone, Porta Vaga Mall, Baguio City (Dec. 1)
Ilocos Region – Robinsons Place Pangasinan, Calasiao, Pangasinan (Dec. 1); Pangasinan Provincial Capitol, Lingayen, Pangasinan (Dec. 7)
Cagayan Valley – SM City Tuguegarao, Bagay Road, Tuguegarao City (Dec. 2)
Central Luzon – Bataan Provincial Capitol, Balanga City, Bataan (Dec. 1); Waltermart, Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija (Dec. 1)
Calabarzon – Lipa Academy for Sports, Culture and Arts (LASCA), Sto. Tomas-Lipa Road, Lipa City, Batangas (Dec. 2)
Bicol Region – SM City Legazpi, Legazpi City, Albay (Dec. 1)

Meanwhile, job seekers in Visayas may visit the following sites:
Western Visayas – SM City Iloilo, Iloilo City (Dec. 7)
Central Visayas – Taloto covered court, Barangay Taloto, Tagbilaran City (Dec. 2); Poblacion, Madridejos, Cebu (Dec. 6); SM Seaside, Cebu City (Dec. 8)
Eastern Visayas – Tacloban City Convention Center, Tacloban City, Leyte (Dec. 1)

In Mindanao, the job fair sites are in the following regions:
Zamboanga Peninsula – KCC Mall de Zamboanga, Gov. Camins Road, Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur (Dec. 4)
Northern Mindanao – SM Uptown Cagayan de Oro, Mastersons Avenue, Cagayan de Oro City (Dec. 1 and 2)
Davao Region – People’s Park Davao, Palma Gil St, Davao City (Dec. 2)
SOCCSKSARGEN – Notre Dame of Marbel University (Dec. 14)
Caraga – Robinsons Place Butuan, Jose C. Aquino Ave., Butuan City (Dec. 1)\

The DOLE started as a bureau in 1908 under the then Department of Commerce and Police. It was constituted as a department under Act 4121 on Dec. 8, 1933.

This year’s anniversary theme is, “DOLE@90: Serbisyong Mabilis at Matapat sa Bagong Pilipinas.” 

Ferdinand Patinio (PNA)