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Baldoz to Jobseekers: Pre-register for the Labor Day Job Fair

The early bird catches the worm.

This is the how Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz sums up the wisdom of early preparation to land a job, as she encouraged yesterday all jobseekers to pre-register for the nationwide Job and Livelihood Fair, the centerpiece event of the Labor Day celebration on May 1.

The labor and employment chief bared that the DOLE, through the Bureau of Local Employment (BLE), has already opened its online pre-registration through its job search and matching system, the Phil-JobNet, to accommodate the registration of hopeful applicants who may wish to avail of the opportunities at the Job and Livelihood Fair.

“We invite jobseekers to log on to Phil-JobNet and make their selves available to our roster of employers, who are expected to bring about 30,000 job vacancies to the Job and Livelihood Fair. Pre-registration would give our job applicants a higher chance of finding a job suited to their qualifications,” Baldoz said, as she emphasized that all participating employers for the job fair will already pre-screen the applicants and interview those qualified during the fair to increase the number of Hired on the spot (HOTS) applicants.

“What the DOLE aims is to facilitate the search for jobs by workers and of industries to get the qualified applicants that they need. As we aim to fast-track the search for productive jobs for displaced workers and new graduates through the Labor Day Jobs and Livelihood Fair, the pre-registration also provides a quicker and easier mechanism for job selection and processing by employers and companies,” Baldoz added.

Over 150 local employers and 50 private agencies will be opening tens of thousands of jobs for both local and overseas employment for various skills during the Job and Livelihood Fair.

All interested job applicants may log on to to pre-register. The job fair link can also be accessed through DOLE’s official website at The online registration period will be until April 30.


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