LABOR DAY. The Department of Labor and Employment, in partnership with other agencies and local government units, brings the Labor Day jobs fair to two venues in Pangasinan on May 1, 2019. The first venue will be at the Magic Mall Urdaneta City, while the second venue will be at the Pangasinan Public Employment Services Office (PESO) in Lingayen town. (Photo courtesy of the Pangasinan PESO's facebook page)
URDANETA CITY, Pangasinan -- More than 10,000 job vacancies for local and overseas employment will be offered to Pangasinenses by more than 70 companies on Labor Day (May 1).
The job fair will be held at the event center of Magic Mall Urdaneta City from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. while a night job fair will also be held at the Pangasinan Public Employment Services Office in Lingayen town, said Dolores Suarez, officer-in-charge of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) - Eastern Pangasinan, in an interview Wednesday.
“The job fair will cater to skilled workers, professionals, as well as those in agri-business, Information Technology, health and wellness and tourism, while nurses and skilled workers are in demand overseas,” Suarez said.
She advised applicants to bring many copies of their resume, as well as pictures, so they could apply to as many vacancies as they want.
“They should also be in their best attire because there will be an interview by the employers, so they should be at their best, both physically and mentally,” Suarez said.
She also encouraged applicants to come early as some employers might leave before 5 p.m. and proceed to Lingayen for the night job market, which starts at 3 p.m. and closes at 11 p.m.
Aside from the job fair, DOLE partnered with the Department of Trade and Industry for business training on the same day.
“There is also the one-stop shop by government agencies, such as the Overseas Workers Welfare Association, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, Philippine Statistics Authority, National Bureau of Investigation, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, among others,” she said.
The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology in Dagupan City will also sell products made by inmates.
“Last year, there were more than 300 applicants to the Labor Day job fair who were hired on the spot and we hope there will be more this year,” Suarez said. (PNA)