More than 1,000 jobs are available in a jobs and opportunities fair specially set for persons with disability on December 5, Wednesday, according to the Department of Labor and Employment.
The job openings are in BPO, electronics, advertising, hotel, health and wellness, travel, media, logistics, manpower and security services, sales, property management, pharmaceutical, and memorial services, among others.
The day-long event, a partnership of the DOLE and some 30 Rotary Clubs of District 3830, will be held at the covered walk of the Quezon City Hall. It is being held as a special offering of the labor department which celebrates its 85th founding anniversary this week.
This is also Rotary’s contribution in the observance of the International Day for Persons with Disability, and part of the government’s awareness campaign encouraging private sector employers to allocate one percent of their workforce to persons with disability.
Republic Act 10524 mandates agencies of government to employ persons with disability to comprise at least one percent of their employees, while it provides incentives to private enterprises with more than 100 employees who take in disadvantaged persons into their workforce.
The Rotary Clubs from District 3830 mobilized more than 30 employers from various parts of Metro Manila to the activity, on top of a host of companies invited by DOLE.
Aside from jobs, the special event will also provide skills and livelihood opportunities. While DOLE conducts skills profiling of participants, the Department of Trade and Industry and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority will provide livelihood and skills training for those interested during the event. The other offices collaborating in the activity are the Public Employment Service Offices, the National Council on Disability Affairs and the city government of Quezon City.
All local government units in Metro Manila were invited to participate by sending qualified persons with disability from their respective communities to the job fair.
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III and other labor officials, Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista, District Governor Alfredo Montecillo of Rotary International District 3830 and the Rotarians from the various Rotary clubs in the district will grace the occasion.
Persons with disability may pre-qualify for available positions or employers who wish to participate in the job fair may register at philjobnet.gov.ph.