DOLE: Over 21,000 jobs available in online job fair
This was announced yesterday by DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III, who said that more than 600 domestic companies and 16 licensed recruitment agencies are participating in the event.
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DOLE: Over 21,000 jobs available in online job fair

Sheila Crisostomo (The Philippine Star) - December 6, 2020 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — More than 21,000 overseas and local job opportunities are up for grabs by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in online job fairs starting this week.

This was announced yesterday by DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III, who said that more than 600 domestic companies and 16 licensed recruitment agencies are participating in the event.

The balik-trabaho e-job and online job fairs are being organized by DOLE’s Bureau of Local Employment (BLE) and the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) in view of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the labor force.

Bello noted that DOLE is adopting a virtual job fair system in compliance with government restrictions on mass gatherings.

The e-jobs for local placement is being undertaken in collaboration with digital portal Mynimo.com and the Public Employment Service Offices (PESO) across the country.

He added that there are also talks with employers and industry leaders aimed to help job applicants find unique opportunities and job vacancies, as well as encourage a better understanding of each company’s work culture.

For overseas jobs, most vacancies are for factory workers, nurses, nursing aides and care workers.

There are also vacancies for engineers, computer-aided design or CAD operators, telecommunications rigging technicians, maintenance technicians, carpenters, foreman, laborers and building cleaning workers.

Also offered are job vacancies for supervisor, physical fitness coach, cake decorator, cook, food server, restaurant worker, waiter, waitress, counter service staff and service staff.

Bello maintained the countries of destination are Singapore, Taiwan, Japan, Germany, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Myanmar, Jordan, Ivory Coast, Lebanon, Ghana, Micronesia, Turks and Caicos, Palau.

He urged jobseekers to be ready with digital copies of their resumé or curriculum vitae and other application requirements, such as certificate of employment for those formerly employed, diploma and transcript of records.

To access the online job fair on Dec. 10 and 11, applicants may visit the POEA website at www.poea.gov.ph

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