70K jobs for grabs at Independence Day job fairs

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DAVAO CITY — An initial 70,000 local and overseas jobs will be made available in 22 job fair sites in 16 regions across the country on June 12, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said on Wednesday.

In a statement, the department said the Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan (TNK) job and business fairs were organized in commemoration of the 121st anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine independence next week.

Based on the report of the Bureau of Local Employment, a total of 560 participating employers (461 local, 99 overseas) will bring with them 68,893 local and overseas jobs.

The vacancies for local jobs are for production machine operators, production/factory workers, customer service representatives, call center agents, tailors, sales clerks, cashiers, delivery crew, service crew, and marketing officers.

For overseas employment, the top vacancies are for cleaners, professional nurses (general), servers, service crew, company drivers, registered midwife, staff nurse, English teachers (Japan), janitress, barista, technicians (general), and nursing aides.

The job orders are for Germany, Japan, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia.

The 2019 Independence Day will have the theme, “Kalayaan 2019 Tapang ng Bayan, Malasakit sa Mamamayan”.

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III advised jobseekers to visit any of the job and business fairs in their areas to facilitate their search for employment, as numerous employers are gathered in just one venue.

Bello advised jobseekers to be ready with several copies of their resume or curriculum vitae; 2 x 2 ID pictures; certificate of employment for those formerly employed; diploma and/or transcript of records; and authenticated birth certificate. (PNA)

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