If you are in need of a job, then it is time to update your resume, make copies of all the necessary documents needed for applying a job, and find a presentable outfit to wear because up to 40,000 job positions are up for grabs on Labor Day – and this could be your best chance to get hired!
There will be job fairs in several cities, carrying the theme “Disenteng Trabaho at Kabuhayan, Alay Natin sa Bayan”.
Location of Job Fairs
A program facilitated by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), the yearly job fairs on Labor Day are done across several cities for maximized results.
The job fairs will be held simultaneously on May 1 at SM malls in Tarlac, Olongapo, Pampanga, Clark, San Fernando Downtown, Baliuag, and Marilao. There will also be job fairs in Masinloc (Zambales), Capitol Grounds (Baler, Aurora), and at SM Mega Center and Freedom Park of the Old Capitol in Cabanatuan City.
If you miss the job fairs on Labor Day, you can still visit the one at the People’s Center in Balanga City on May 6.
This year, 368 companies will participate in the job fair, offering jobs for local employment in various fields, including service workers, call center agents, sales clerks, medical transcriptionists, and various professionals.
As for overseas employment, there will be 80 recruitment agencies that will be looking for fill up various positions, including construction workers, waiters and waitresses, cooks, engineers, and factory or production workers.
Additional Information for Job Applicants
DOLE does not require a dress code but encourages job applicants to wear proper attire; some companies might expect applicants to be in business attire, so it is best to dress up properly. Make sure to bring multiple copies of all your application documents and requirements so you can pass your applications to as many companies as you can.
Of course, it would be necessary for applicants to bring updated resumes with colored photos. You should also bring extra pens to fill out the necessary forms on site. Applicants need to fill out the Skills Registration System Forms which they can do on site; though it would be best to pre-register online so you can have these forms filled up ahead of time.
To make sure the job fairs go smoothly, DOLE also partnered with other agencies who are expected to render their respective services, including the Social Security System (SSS), Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Philippine Statistics Authority, National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), PhilHealth, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).