NEGROS ORIENTAL, April 27 (PIA) — A total of 15,183 local and overseas job vacancies are up for grabs during the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-Negros Island Region’s job fair at Negros Oriental Convention Center on May 1 to commemorate this year’s 114th Philippine Labor Day Celebration.


Of the total job openings, around 7,062 will be offered for local employment and 8,121 for overseas workers from 110 participating companies and recruitment agencies.

Bannering this year’s theme “Kinabukasan Sigurado sa Disenteng Trabaho,” the newly created DOLE-NIR is pressing forward its early efforts towards the 2016 Labor and Career Fairs to pay tribute to the Filipino workers.

Job fairs will be conducted simultaneously at the Negros Oriental Convention Center in Dumaguete City and SM City Bacolod in Negros Occidental.

This is intended to facilitate the employment of jobseekers where they can meet in one venue several employers who are looking for applicants who can fill up their vacancies.

Following his installation as Interim Director of DOLE-NIR,  Atty. Johnson Cañete said the agency is all set for this year’s Labor Day commemoration with its lined up activities which also include the launching of “Lakaw ko, Edukasyon Mo,”Jobs and Career Fairs, Trade Fair, RTWPB and DTI’s Diskwento Caravan, Government Mitigation for K to 12 Program Implementation Orientation for would be-displaced teaching and non-teaching personnel, Pre-Mother’s Day Celebration.

Free services from TESDA will be offered such as massage, haircut, manicure, and pedicure, employer and workers forums.

The “Lakaw ko, Edukasyon Mo” aims o raise awareness on the plight of child laborers and other vulnerable children thru walk for a cause with a registration fee of P20. 

Proceeds will be used to purchase school supplies of withdrawn and vulnerable children from DOLE’s Child Labor-Free Barangays in Barangay Mayabon, Zamboanguita town and Azagra, Tanjay City.

 Pat of DOLE’s employment facilitation services is the establishment of pre-employments desks and advisory services from DFA, NBI, SSS, PHILHEALTH, PAGIBIG, PRC and OWWA. (rmn/jct/PIA7-Negros Oriental)