Over 43,000 jobs up for grabs at June 12 fair

Posted at 06/08/12 6:14 PM

MANILA, Philippines - At least 43,000 jobs are up for grabs at the Independence Day job fair organized by the Department of Labor and Employment.

Around 143 local employers and 30 overseas recruitment agencies are expected to set up booths for the 2012 Kalayaan Job Fair at Rizal Park in Manila on June 12.

 "On this day, the DOLE will be one with the whole nation in the celebration, but our main consideration is to free our workers from poverty through job facilitation, hence, this job fair," said Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.

There are 33,000 local jobs to be offered by the local employers, while land-based and sea-based licensed overseas recruitment agencies will offer 10,000 overseas job opportunities.

Job vacancies include those for accountants, architects and managers, as well as technical-vocational workers such as baristas, mechanics and welders.

There are also vacancies for nurses, engineers and construction workers for deployment abroad.

The Philippine National Police (PNP) is also offering 3,000 openings for additional personnel, during the job fair.

Job applicants are advised to bring photo copies of all pertinent employment documents, such as resumes or bio-data; transcript of records; diplomas; ID photos; certificate/s from past employers for those previously employed; NBI, police, barangay clearances, whichever is appropriate; and identification cards.