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DOLE-7 to hold virtual job fair on May 1

Cebu City, Philippines. Jobseekers will have a big chance of landing on a job as the Department of Labor and Employments has its preparations done at full throttle for the virtual job fair happening on May 1, Labor Day.

Dubbed as 2021 National Online Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan (TNK) Job and Business Fairs, the event will highlight the National Labor Day celebration, while giving jobseekers in the comforts and safety of their homes an opportunity to seek for decent jobs.

Following the TNK principle, the virtual job fair includes other important components. Apart from Trabaho, also included are several activities on Negosyo and Kabuhayan, which will be participated in by the DOLE’s partner-agencies.

The DOLE, POEA, TESDA, LGUs through their Public Employment Service Offices (PESOs), and other Industry Partners will be working together under the Trabaho component. The DOLE, in particular, shall be primarily responsible for the administration of job and livelihood components.

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will take its share under the Negosyo component providing the following, namely: Advocacy for entrepreneurship featuring successful local entrepreneurs and product catalogs; Business opportunities that will focus on the industry specific to the locality and/or local chambers; Government support and assistance in starting a business, business registration, e-commerce; and SMEs support and assistance through business advisory and counseling.

Links to webinars on entrepreneurship, and business opportunity coaching that will give jobseekers viable options other than wage employment, likewise with TESDA, for skills training enhancement will be provided. Also available will be links to the webinars related to Career Coaching, Labor Education, and other initiatives of the government, and Occupational Safety and Health, among others.

Making a virtual Help Desk; Advocacy on livelihood programs; and provision of training and Starter Kits under the Kabuhayan component will be under the care of DOLE, NRCO, OWWA and the rest of partner-agencies that will be also rendering their respective services.

According to Technical Support Services Division-Employment Workers’ Welfare (TSSD-EWW) OIC, Ma. Teresa D. Tanquiamco, applicants who have other issues with other agencies, will be provided with links at the main platform directing them to the Office which could best address their concerns.

To be incorporated at the main portal will be the links to the following offices participating in the One-Stop-Shop Services: NBI (NBI Clearance issuance and other services; PSA (Birth Certificate issuance and other services); BIR (TIN issuance and other services); SSS (SSS Number issuance and other services); PAG-IBIG (Processing of application, issuance and other services); Philhealth (Processing of Phil Health application, issuance and other services): PRC (Advocacy on PRC Licensure Examination System, processing of application for Board exams, queries on the result of Board Exams); Phil. Postal Corp. (Processing of application and issuance of Postal IDs and other services); DFA (Processing of application for passport and other Services); and POEA (Tele-consultations on overseas employment queries via email at

Underscoring the holistic approach of the TNK Job and Business Fairs, DOLE-7 Regional Director Salome O. Siaton said that the online Job Fair is expected to cater not only to the needs of jobseekers but also to the those who will need interventions in other aspects such on the provision of skills trainings, business coaching or provision of livelihood assistance.

She added that the holding of an online job fair including the other services and programs made accessible to the public through the digital platform formed part of the strategies undertaken under the National Employment Recovery Strategy (NERS).

“The holding of an online job fair is one of the activities that we do under the NERS to be able to restart economic activities; generate more employment opportunities; provide labor market facilitation access; improve youth employability; and restore business confidence,” she added.

NERS is a medium-term plan geared towards creating employment opportunities and improving the employability of Filipinos while taking into consideration the changes in the labor market brought about by the pandemic and the fast adoption of the Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies.

To also show support to the government in the observance of the health protocols, the DOLE opted to conduct the May 1 Job Fair through a virtual platform or online mode since mass gatherings are restricted. “In case face to face set-up is done, as in the case for the technical staff, who will be administering the event, the Regional Office will make sure to choose an appropriate venue for it in accordance with the IATF Guidelines applicable in the Region,” explained the Regional Head.

She encouraged jobseekers and employers, alike, to actively participate in the upcoming event, saying further that registration of employers will have to be coursed this time thru MYNIMO, being the partner of DOLE for the May 1 virtual job fair.

A step-by-step process for the registration of jobseekers will be sent out very soon.

Employers may register for free at and should send their requirements to

“I enjoin the employers to join us and hire the right candidates on May 1,” Director Siaton finally said.

Queries regarding the virtual job fair could be coursed through telephone number, (032) 234-3318.





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

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