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Over 18-K jobs up for grabs on May 1 in CV

Cebu City, Philippines. Over 18,000 available jobs, local and overseas, await jobseekers on May 1 as the Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office (DOLE-7) stays at full throttle in its preparations for the 117th Labor Day celebration in the region.

DOLE-7 Director Salome O. Siaton, in her announcement, said that the employers participating in the four (4) different Job Fairs simultaneously taking place on May 1 posted a total of 18,889 vacancies from the initial positions tallied days ago at 11,231.

The significant increase, she said, was credited to additional private recruitment agencies that signified interest to join the Job Fair at SM City Cebu, the main venue of the activities calendared to take place during the celebration.

For local employment, around 6, 898 vacancies will be available for jobseekers with customer care service representatives at more than 2,000 topping from among first five (5) commonly in-demand positions that also included sewers, cashiers, sales clerks and registered nurses.

Overseas employment registered around 4,518 needed positions for factory workers followed by skilled workers, nurses, cleaners, and laborers, among others, totaling to 11,991 jobs available.

The Director noted of the need for nurses both locally and abroad saying, “Although the May 1 Job Fairs would not be depicting a very comprehensive and holistic picture of what skills in Region-7 are actually needed by employers, but because of them, we found out that of the in-demand jobs reflected, the common skill needed not only here but also outside the country is that of nurses.”

There will be 211 nurses needed locally and 3,251 abroad. Countries in need of nurses would include the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA); United Arab Emirates (UAE); United Kingdom (UK); Bahrain; and Kuwait. The POEA will be facilitating a government to government hiring of 1,000 nurses for the KSA.

Because of the Build Build Build program of government, Director Siaton said further, there are also available jobs falling under the construction industry such as carpenters, scaffolders, heavy truck drivers, and tilers, among others.

This year, the 117th Labor Day celebration in the region will be hosted by the Industry Tripartite Council (ITC) in Construction.

She said that jobseekers and everyone else seeking for opportunities to land on a job should take advantage of the Job Fairs on May 1.

The local and overseas Job Fair at SM City Cebu’s Trade Hall registered seventeen (17) establishments for local employment posting 860 vacancies and around 7,658 vacancies needed abroad.

“What makes the conduct of Job Fair at SM City Cebu slightly different from the rest of the Job Fairs is it is being patterned after the idea of Trabaho, Negosyo, at Kabuhayan (TNK), whereby jobseekers, who would not be lucky enough to get a job would have an option to go to the Negosyo Center of the Department of Trade and Industry to get business counseling, some tips in starting up a business and other services,” explained the Regional Director.

DTI’s Negosyo Center will form part of the TNK area along with the Kasambahay Desk of the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB-7). Another component of said Job Fair is the provision of the One-Stop-Shop Services involving TESDA, BIR, PRC, HDMF/PAG-IBIG, PPC, Phil health, SSS, PSA, BI, NBI, POEA, OWWA, NRCO and, DOLE.

The One-Stop-Shop Services located at the Second Floor of SM City Cebu, Government Service Express Center will be offering services to clients from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Apart from the Local and Overseas Job Fair at SM City Cebu, which will start at 10:00 AM up to 5:00 PM, the other three (3) Job Fairs will start from 8:00 AM and ends at 5:00 PM.

The local Job Fair at Cebu Provincial Capitol tallied 1,970 vacancies from nineteen (19) participating employers. The local and overseas Job Fair at Mandaue City Sports Complex registered 3,600 vacancies from forty (40) employers participating and around 1,500 vacancies needed abroad from five (5) participating private recruitment agencies.

The local and overseas Job Fair at the Main Atrium, Robinson’s Place, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental posted 468 positions needed locally and 2,833 vacancies needed abroad.

Director Siaton advised jobseekers to be ready with and bring to the Job Fair Areas the following: Biodata; Picture (2x2); Certificate of Employment if applicable; Diploma/Transcript of Records; and Authenticated Birth Certificate.



For more information on this report, you may contact Luchel SenarloTaniza, Regional Labor Communication Officer at telefax number (032) 266-2792 or you may send an email at


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