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Over 2,000 jobseekers were assured of immediate employment, while 7,000 others were considered as near-hires during the nationwide Trabaho Negosyo Kabuhayan Job and Business Fairs in observance of Labor Day.

During the first-ever nationwide onsite job fair since the pandemic, Secretary Silvestre Bello III underscored the government’s efforts toward employment recovery with the participation of 1,076 employers which brought with them 153,397 local and overseas jobs.

A total of 19,730 applicants trooped to the various job fair sites, of which 2,262 were hired on the spot, mostly for the positions of production operator, cashier, sales associate, and sales clerk.

Moreover, 7,907 applicants were scheduled for further interviews. They may be hired or placed depending on the outcome of their interview and compliance with the pre-employment requirements of the hiring company.

One of those who immediately found employment is Mylene Joy Quiambao, who was hired as a call center agent during the job fair at the Kingsborough International Convention Center in San Fernando, Pampanga.

“Masaya ako kasi na-hire ako agad. Naging madali ang paghahanap ko ng trabaho, walang hassle na pumunta sa iba’t ibang lugar. Hindi ko na kailangan pumunta ng Manila o ng Clark para makahanap ng trabaho. Sa tulad ko na naghahanap ng trabaho, ang job fair ay makakatulong sa atin kasi lahat ng options nandito na,” Quiambao said.

Meanwhile, 463 applicants were referred to the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority for skills training, 507 were referred to the Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns for livelihood training/assistance, and 348 were referred to the Department of Trade and Industry for business inquiries and concerns.

Bello led the Labor Day activities on May 1, which include the Trabaho Negosyo Kabuhayan Job and Business Fair and the 2022 Task Group on Economic Recovery–National Employment Recovery Strategy Labor Day Job Summit at the Kingsborough International Convention Center in San Fernando, Pampanga.

On the same day, Bello also awarded livelihood grants to DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program beneficiaries and Safety Seal Certificates to compliant establishments.

A total of P4.6 million worth of livelihood assistance was awarded to 293 Kapampangan beneficiaries composed of marginalized women, indigenous people, self-employed individuals with low income, and parents of child laborers.

Meanwhile, nine establishments, namely: Superl Philippines Inc., Siglo Leatherware Manufacturing Inc., San Miguel Food, Inc.–BMEG Tarlac Plant, Mekeni Food Corporation, GNPower Dinginin Ltd. Co., Essilor Manufacturing Philippines, Inc., Belmont Softgel Pharma Corporation, Angeles Alliance Manufacturing Inc., and BFD Global Footwear Manufacturing Inc. received Safety Seal Certificates for their compliance with the minimum public health standards and other requirements of the government’s Safety Seal Certification Program.

Capping the Labor Day celebration is the inspection of the first-ever OFW Hospital which was graced by President Rodrigo Duterte in Barangay Sindalan, San Fernando, Pampanga. END/aldm 

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