Thousands of jobs up for grabs in DOLE Mega Jobs Fair

  • April 19, 2017
  • Dominic I. Sanchez

By Dominic I. Sanchez

ZAMBOANGA CITY, April 19 (PIA) – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) here announced the conduct of a “mega jobs fair” on Labor Day, May 1 at the Western Mindanao State University (WMSU). The jobs fair will open thousands of local and overseas jobs, and many job seekers could be hired on the spot like in last year’s jobs fair.

Ms. Gay Iris Tangcalagan, DOLE information officer said that “interested job seekers must pre-register with the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) as early as now.”

“If you choose to register on the day, it will really take much of your time,” she stressed.

Tangcalagan explained that job seekers will have to fill up a Skills Registry System (SRS) form which will be encoded into the PhilJobsNet system.

“If you are registered with PhilJobsNet, it will be easier for the PESO to refer you to jobs based on the skills and qualifications you have identified,” she said adding that the PESO will contact the job seeker if a vacancy turns up.

Once the job seeker is already registered, he or she will only have to present the registration stub and proceed directly to the employers for the interview.

Tangcalagan meanwhile encouraged fresh graduates to join and apply in the jobs fair.

“The tendency with fresh graduates is that they still have hangover from school, and they may not look for jobs seriously. But they should take this time to review their skill sets and produce quality resumes, and be physically and emotionally ready for interviews,” she said.

Tangcalagan said that region 9 has an abundance of job opportunities, particularly in the agriculture-fishery industry, yet many do not land jobs because they lack the necessary skills. Based on a DOLE survey, very few students take up agri-fishery courses in college.  

“We have many job opportunities, but many of the graduates’ skills do not match with the employers’ needs,” she said.

DOLE, in partnership with PESO and the schools and universities have been conducting career guidance sessions for graduating high school students. “It is very crucial to identify their skills early so when they reach college, they will know what course to take, and eventually land a job immediately after they graduate,” she said. (ALT/DIS/PIA9-Zamboanga City)

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