DOLE Regional Director Atty. Joffrey M. Suyao disclosed that the Jobs Fair offered more than 15,000 available job vacancies from 120 companies who attended. 96 companies offered 7,602 jobs in the local employment with top vacancies from the construction and BPO industries.
Likewise, 13 POEA-licensed overseas manpower agencies also offered 5,139 vacancies on skilled workers and nurses mostly bound for middle-east and United Arab Emirates countries. Nine government agencies also posted 2,234 vacancies, as well.
Kristene L. Parmisano was the first HOTS of the day, is a 19-year old fresh graduate of BS Information Technology of Bukidnon State University-Gingoog City External. She arrived at the venue at 5:00 a.m. from Barangay 18, Gingoog City to look for employment. Fortunately, based on qualifications, merit and fitness, she was admitted and confirmed hired on the spot in SupportZebra as a Call Center Agent. She was happy to reveal that her job is the fulfilment of her dream of building a concrete house for her parents residing in Butuan, Agusan del Norte. She will also be able to financially support the education of her 10-year old younger brother. She humbly shared that she felt accomplished as a daughter being hired in this Job Fair for she can financially contribute to the family obligations with her mother as housewife and her father as a farmer.
Knowing the vacancies from the DOLE Northmin Facebook page, Kathleen E. Aliboca was also the HOTS as Customer Service Representative of Arriba Telecontact. Ms. Aliboca is a single mother of a 3-year old daughter with a heart disease was grateful that her income can help defray the cost of medical bills.
The TESDA Skills Demo exhibited skills on bartending/flair tending with free wine tasting; cooking; pastry production; coffee making; massage therapy; manicure/pedicure; fruit and vegetable carving; flower arrangement; cake decorating; dressmaking; haircutting; hair and make-up; and free blood pressure check-up. Director Suyao with TESDA-X OIC-Director Tarhata Mapandi and heads of the Department’s attached agencies officially opened the event at Lim Ket Kai’s Event Center. The skills demo and the TVET Enrollment Day transpired the whole day of May 1. Applicants who did not qualify for wage employment were referred to TESDA for skills enhancement training or skills development under the TVET enrollment campaign of the agency.
On other hand, the DTI’s TNK Business and Livelihood Fair also exhibited the products of their corresponding livelihood projects. It can be gleaned that the TNK component of the Job Fair represents the Department’s contribution in generating seven million employed by calendar year 2022, this was emphasized by ASEC Ma. Gloria Tango on her welcome message. Products exhibited and sold were duhat wine of the Bolisong Women’s Association; rugs and pot holders of the Puntod Women’s Group; abaca crafts by the Abaca Women’s Group; banana/taro/cassava chips of the RIC Processors Association; premium coco sugar of the Agay-ayan MPC; handmade paper products of the San Roque Handmade Paper Products; assorted handicrafts of the Bukidnon Association of Women Federation; dried squid/fish and squid chicharon of the KASAMMA group of Camiguin; corn coffee of the Madaguing Higaonon Tribal Association; tonggang vinegar of the Ordinaryong Katawhan ng Nagkahiusa sa Lanesi Farmers Association; bakery products of the Barangay Macasandig BWDC; and the bottled sardines of the Klasik Women’s Group.
Another highlight in the 116th Labor Day celebration was the release of P5,221,179.61 worth of financial assistance to five livelihood projects in the region, with 2,548 workers. Suyao turned-over checks for the projects on (1) enhancement of rice trading livelihood project of Safer River Mothers Club; (2) cattle fattening and motor parts accessories and fishing supplies; (3) porterage services; (4) enhancement of coco sugar, establishment of ten deep sea fish, bigasan sa barangay; and (5) jobnet water refilling station, agrivet supplies trading, pangkabuhayan sewing project, sardines making production.
The One Stop Shop of government services and DOLE Clinic involving the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Philippine National Police (PNP), Technical Education Skills and Development (TESDA), Phil. Postal Corp., National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), Civil Service Commission, Pag-ibig Fund, Philhealth Corp., and the attached agencies of the Department provided their respective services, guiding the public on how to access, where and when specific services are to be coordinated or generated.
Director Suyao is grateful for the all-out support from the Local Government Unit of Cagayan de Oro City through Mayor Oscar S. Moreno and his Public Employment Service Office, PIA-X, DTI-X, TESDA-X, ABS-CBN, Lim Ket Kai Center, PLDT, and STI. (Mildred E. Dablio/DOLE-10)
Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) region 10 Labor Day Jobs Fair offers more than 15,000 available job vacancies from 120 companies. Meanwhile, 96 companies offer 7,602 jobs in the local employment with top vacancies from the construction and BPO industries. (DOLE-10)