Over 5K jobs available in 2-day tourism job fairs: DOLE

2023 March 29

MANILA – Job seekers, especially those looking for opportunities in the tourism sector, may participate in the second special simultaneous job fairs that will run from Thursday to Friday in Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Wednesday.

In a social media post, the DOLE – Bureau of Local Employment (BLE) said more than 5,000 jobs would be made available at the “2nd Trabaho Turismo Asenso Philippine Tourism Job Fairs” to be held in different malls in Pampanga (Central Luzon), Iloilo City (Western Visayas), and Cagayan de Oro City (Northern Mindanao).

“The estimated number of vacancies solicited is at 5,686,” said BLE director Patrick Patriwirawan.

The venues for the event are Robinson’s Starmills in San Fernando City, Pampanga; Robinson’s Iloilo in Iloilo City; and Limketkai Mall in Cagayan de Oro City.

The available employment includes those in the hotel industry, retail, manpower services, manufacturing, and business process outsourcing.

“This aims to sustain the continuous recovery efforts in the tourism sector, especially in light of the reopening of business establishments,” the BLE added.

The initial simultaneous tourism job fairs were held in Pasay City, Cebu City, and Davao City in September 2022.

A total of 407 applicants were hired on the spot while a total of 8,310 jobs were offered during the “1st Trabaho Turismo Asenso Philippine Tourism Job Fairs.” 

Ferdinand Patinio