DOLE announces graduation job fairs starting March

admin   •   March 4, 2014   •   7875


From the Department of Labor and Employment

Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday said 107 job fairs around the country await jobseekers this March as she announced the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE’s) job fairs for the month.

“At the onset of summer and as graduation time draws near, my advice once again to jobseekers and graduating students is to be ready to visit and participate in the DOLE’s job fairs,” said Baldoz.

The conduct of job fairs and their announcement in advance have been the DOLE’s employment facilitation strategy to bring jobs closer to jobseekers, especially in the regions.

“By visiting the DOLE’s job fairs, graduates and jobseekers will spend less money and minimal effort to find a job since the DOLE already gathers both local and overseas employers all in one venue,” Baldoz explained.

She further said the available jobs in the job fairs are mostly in the following industries: agribusiness, construction, IT/ Business Process Management, health and wellness, hotel, restaurant and tourism, wholesale and retail trade, banking and finance, mining, transport and logistics, manufacturing, real estate, power and utilities, and education, which are all identified in the new Project JobsFit: DOLE 2020.

The DOLE’s year-round job fair schedules and venues are posted for online accessibility in the government’s job and skills matching portal, For March, the schedules are as follows:

Cordillera Administrative Region

  • University of Baguio, Baguio City, March 8-10
  • Provincial Job Fair, San Isidro Sur, Luna, Apayao, March 12
  • Foundation Day Job Fair, Mankayan, Benguet, March 13
  • BSBT Job Fair, Magsaysay Avenue, Baguio City, March 18-20
  • La Trinidad Strawberry Festival, Km. 6 La Trinidad, Benguet, March on 19-20
  • Local and Overseas Job Fair, Tabuk City, March 26

National Capital Region

  • Muntinlupa 19th Cityhood Job Fair, SM Center, Muntinlupa, March 1
  • In-House Job Fair, Navotas City Hall Lobby, March 3
  • Job Fair, PESO-Taguig Office, March 3
  • Barangay Job Fair, Brgy. Bagumbayan, Taguig City, March 5
  • Barangay Job Fair, Sitio Imelda, Taguig City, March 7
  • Job Fair, PESO-Taguig Office, March 10
  • Barangay Job Fair, Brgy. North Signal, Taguig City, March 12
  • Mega Job Fair, Caloocan South (Main) City Hall, March 13
  • Barangay Job Fair, Brgy. Upper Bicutan, Taguig City, March 14
  • In-house Job Fair, Navotas City Hall Main Lobby, March 14
  • Job Fair, PESO-Taguig Office, March 17
  • Barangay Job Fair, Brgy. Lower Bicutan, Taguig City, March 19
  • Mini Job Fair, Amphitheater, Malabon City Hall, March 20
  • Barangay Job Fair, Brgy. Ususan, Taguig City, March 21
  • In-house Job Fair, Navotas City Hall Lobby, March 21
  • Job Fair, PESO-Taguig Office, March 24
  • Barangay Job Fair, Brgy. Sta. Ana, Taguig City, March 26
  • Mega Job Fair, Caloocan North City Hall, March 27
  • Barangay Job Fair, Brgy. Western Bicutan, Taguig City, March 28
  • In-house Job Fair, Navotas City Hall Lobby, March 31
  • Job Fair, PESO-Taguig Office, March 31

Region 1

  • Dasol Job Fair, Municipal Hall, Dasol, Pangasinan, March 3
  • ISPSC Job Fair, Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College, Sta. Maria, Ilocos Sur, March 5
  • North Luzon Philippine State College School-Based Job Fair, North Luzon Philippine State College, Candon City, Ilocos Sur, March 6
  • Colegio de Dagupan Job Fair, Colegio De Dagupan, Dagupan City, March 7
  • Laoag City Job Fair, Pacific Function Hall, Laoag City, March 7
  • STI, Inc. School-Based Job Fair, STI, Inc., Bantay, Ilocos Sur, March 7
  • Bacarra Job Fair, Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, March 10
  • Lyceum Northern Luzon School-Based Job Fair, Lyceum Northern Luzon, Urdaneta City, March 10
  • Perpetual Help College of Pangasinan School-Based Job Fair, Perpetual Help College, Malasiqui, Pangasinan, March 11
  • Agoo Job Fair, Agoo Civic Center, Agoo, La Union, March 12
  • PSU Urdaneta Job Fair, Pangasinan State University, Urdaneta Campus, March 13
  • Urdaneta City University School-Based Job Fair, Urdaneta City University, Urdaneta City, March 14
  • VMUF Job Fair, Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation, San Carlos City, March 14
  • Urdaneta City Job Fair, Cultural Sports Complex, Urdaneta City, March 20
  • Mangatarem, Pangasinan Job Fair, DSWD Function Hall, Mangatarem, Pangasinan, March 27
  • Asingan Job Fair, Asingan Gymnasium, Asingan, Pangasinan, March 28

Region 2

  • Philippine Normal University, PNU-Gymnasium, Alicia, Isabela, March 4
  • Isabela State University-Echague Jobs Fair, Echague, Isabela, March 5
  • Jobs Fair 2014,  Kiosk of OLPC-C, Cauayan City, Isabela, March 6
  • St. Ferdinand College Job Fair 2014, St. Ferdinand Campus-Ilagan City, Isabela, March 12
  • ISU-Angadanan Job Fair 2014, ISU, Angadanan Campus, March 13
  • CSUans Venturing into the World of Work, Community Outreach Center, Cagayan State University, Lallo Campus, Lallo, Cagayan, March 14
  • Isabela State University Job Fair 2014, Isabela State University, Ilagan City Campus, March 14
  • Cagayan State University – Andrews Campus Job Fair, CSU Amphitheater, Andrews Campus, Caritan, Tuguegarao City, March 18

Region 3

  • National Job Placement Month STI Job Fair, STI, City of Balanga, Bataan, March 6
  • Guagua National College Job Fair, GNC Compound, Covered Court, Guagua, Pampanga, March 7
  • Women’s Month Celebration Mini Job Fair, Rizal Triangle Multipurpose Covered Court, Olongapo City, March 8
  • 16th Sulong Zambales, St. Columban Montessori, Brgy. Feria, San Felipe, Zambales, 8 March; La Consolacion Job Fair, Malolos City, March 9
  • Immaculate Conception College of Arts and Technology Job Fair, Sta. Maria Bulacan, March 9
  • University of the Philippines-Clark Job Fair, Marquee Mall, Angeles City, March 10
  • Mabalacat City Job Fair, Mawaque Resettlement Center High School Covered Court, Brgy. Sapang, Biabas, Mabalacat City, Pampanga, March 12
  • Araw ng Orani Job Fair, Orani Activity Center, Orani, Bataan, March 12
  • Municipal Jobs Fair, Rizal Park, Pura, Tarlac, March 12
  • Bulacan State University Job Fair, Malolos City, March 13
  • Archdiocesan Migrants’ Day Job Fair, Walter Mart, San Agustin, City of San Fernando, Pampanga, March 13
  • Bulacan Polytechnic College Job Fair, Malolos City, March 17
  • Marilao-Local Goverment Job Fair, Marilao, Bulacan, March 18
  • St. Mary’s Angels College of Pampanga Job Fair, 2nd Floor, SMACP Audio Visual Room, Sta. Ana, Pampanga, March 19;
  • Eastwoods College of Science and Technology Job Fair, Dinalupihan, Bataan, March 16

Region 4-A

  • Municipal Gymnasium, Sto. Tomas, Batangas, March 4
  • Barangay Palingon, Casile, Calamba City, March 5
  • University of Batangas Gymnasium, Batangas City, March 18

Region 5

  • B.U. Job Fair 2014, Albay Astrodome, March 4-5
  • Bicol College Job Fair, Bicol College Gymnasium, March 5
  • School-based Job Fair, Speed Computer College, Sorsogon City, March 11
  • Pioduran Job Fair (tentative), Pioduran, Albay, March 12-13
  • Daet Job Fair, Daet, Camarines Norte, March 13-14
  • Jose Panganiban Job Fair, Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte, March 27-28;
  • Daragang Magayon Job Fair, Albay Astrodome, March 31-April 1

Region 6

  • PESO-CPU, Iloilo City Job Fair, Central Philippine University School Lobby, Iloilo City, March 3
  • PESO-UI PHINMA, Iloilo City Job Fair, University of Iloilo School Campus,
  • Iloilo City, March 7; and, WNU Job Fair, 2nd Floor, H Building, West Negros University, Bacolod City, March 18

Region 7

  • Siquijor State College Job Fair 2014, Siquijor State College, Larena, Siquijor, March 1
  • CDU-Local and Overseas Job Fair, Cebu Doctor’s University March 8
  • Overseas Job Fair, SM City-Cebu, March 14-16
  • Barangay Job Fair, Brgy. Pahina Central, Cebu City, March 15
  • Overseas Job-Fair, Capitol Grounds, Cebu City, March 16
  • Jobs Bridging, Cebu City, March 20
  • 66th Mega Job Fair, Cebu City, March 29
  • Local And Overseas Job Fair, Panphil B. Frasco Memorial Sports Complex, March 29

Region 9

  • Job Fair, Universidad de Zamboanga, Zamboanga City, March 3
  • PAKARADJAAN 2014, Provincial Capitol , Isabela City, March 5
  • Job Fair, Universidad de Zamboanga, Zamboanga City, March 7
  • Araw ng R.T.Lim Jobs Fair, R.T.Lim Gymnasium, March 8
  • Job Fair, 3rd Floor, STI College, March 12

Region 10

  • Hapsay Job Fair, City Tourism Hall, Cagayan de Oro City, March 28

Region 11

  • Ateneo de Davao University Job Fair, Ateneo de Davao University HRM Department, Davao City, March 1
  • UM Tagum College Job Fair, UM Tagum College Gym, March 1
  • UM Digos College Job Fair, University of Mindanao-Digos Campus Gym, Roxas Ext., Digos City, March 6
  • DMMA College of Southern Philippines Job Fair, DMMA College of Southern Philippines, Tigatto, Buhangin, Davao City, March 7
  • Holy Cross of Davao College Job Fair, Holy Cross of Davao College, Sta. Ana. Ave., Davao City, March 8
  • Cong. Nograles Mini Job Fair, Matina Central Elem. School, Matina Crossing, Davao City, March 8
  • STI College Davao Job Fair, STI College Davao, J.P. Laurel Ave., cor. Acacia, Davao City, March 8
  • Panabo City Job Fair, ARF Gym (near Old Panabo City Hall), Panabo City, March 22

Region 12

  • 2014 NDKC Local and Overseas Job Fair, Notre Dame of Kidapawan College Gymnasium, Kidapawan City, March 7
  • T’boli Job Fair, Municipal Gym, T’boli, So. Cotabato, March 11
  • Job Fair 2014, Dr. P. Ocampo College, Demazenod Ext. Cotabato City, March 13
  • USM Kabacan Job Fair, University of Southern Mindanao Gymnasium, Kabacan, Cotabato, March 26

Region 13

  • SJIT Job Fair, SJIT Butuan City, March 18
  • Sta. Josefa Municipal Job Fair, Sta. Josefa, Agusan del Sur, March 27-28

Bello tells micro, small biz:  Apply for a 13th-month pay loan

Maris Federez   •   November 15, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has announced that micro and small enterprises that are having difficulty in financing the 13th-month pay of their employees can apply for a government loan.

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III made the call on Friday during the ceremonial launch of the loan program with the Department of Trade and Industry and its financing arm, the Small Business Corporation (SBCorp), reminding employers that the grant of 13th-month pay is mandatory.

The labor chief, however, assured establishments that are still struggling amid the re-opening of the economy of the government’s support through SBCorp.

“Let me remind the employers that the grant of 13th-month pay is mandatory. We issued a Labor Advisory where we maintained that no exemption and no deferment will be allowed on the payment of the 13th-month pay,” Bello said.

“So, with this loan facility from SB Corporation, there is no more reason to not give the 13th-month pay,” he added.

As of November 12, a total of 25 loan applications amounting to P5.052 million were already approved by SBCorp.

DOLE said qualified borrowers are the micro and small enterprises that have implemented flexible work arrangements and registered under the agency’s Establishment Reporting System as of October 15, 2021.

The zero-interest rate, no collateral loan program can cover up to 40 employees per establishment.

The loanable amount is at P12,000 per current employee which is payable in 12 months, inclusive of the three-month grace period.

“I encourage our employers, especially yung mga nahihirapan pa, to avail of this facility so that they can comply with the mandate to pay our workers with what is due them, especially this Christmas season,” said Bello.

The labor chief invites interested micro and small enterprises to apply at —/mbmf

PH to re-deploy OFWs after South Korea lifts restrictions – DOLE

Robie de Guzman   •   November 8, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Overseas Filipino workers will soon be re-deployed to South Korea after entry restrictions into the country have been lifted, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said.

In a statement on Sunday, DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III said he has directed the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to commence the processing of deployment of workers as he welcomed the South Korean government’s decision.

“This is a very good news not only to our EPS (entry permit system) workers and their families, but also to the Korean employers who have been waiting for our workers to return,” he said.

Last Friday, Korea’s Ministry of Employment and Labor (MOEL) announced it will allow the entry of workers under EPS from all sending countries, including the Philippines starting this November.

According to MOEL, the entry of EPS workers will be subject to pre-entry measures such as full vaccination and negative PCR test results, and post-entry measures such as mandatory quarantine and PCR testing.

The Korean Embassy in the Philippines said it is awaiting guidelines from the South Korean government on the issuance of E9 visas to Filipino EPS workers.

Bello said he has directed the POEA to immediately meet with the Korean government officials to discuss the requirements and procedures for the re-entry of EPS workers to Korea, in coordination with the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in the Philippine Embassy in Seoul.

Since 2004, the Philippines has been sending Filipino workers to Korea under a government-to-government cooperation agreement on EPS.

The deployment of workers was temporarily halted in 2020 due to the COVID pandemic.

Bello: KSA to pay P4.6B unpaid salaries of OFWs in December

Maris Federez   •   November 1, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has announced that overseas Filipino workers (OFW) who were forced to return to the Philippines after they stopped receiving remuneration will be able to receive their unpaid salaries in December.

The DOLE said the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is expected to pay P4.6 billion in unpaid salaries to 9,000 OFWs.

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, in a statement, said he is optimistic the payment will be made when KSA Labor Minister Ahmed al-Rajhi visits the country in December this year.

“So, the unpaid salaries of our OFWs can be settled just in time for Christmas,” the Labor chief said.

Bello was in KSA last week to attend the Abu Dhabi Dialogue, a forum for talks and cooperation between Asian Countries of labor origin and destination.

It aims to enable safe, orderly, and regular labor migration in some of the world’s largest temporary labor migration corridors.

There, Bello was invited by Al-Rajhi for a private meeting where the KSA labor executive appealed for the lifting of the suspension on Arab mega recruitment agencies.

These agencies were reportedly the ones who were responsible for the deployment of OFWs whose salaries and benefits remained unpaid.

Bello assured Al Rahji that the Philippines would lift the deployment ban in exchange for the payment of salaries of the OFWs.

Repatriated by the government in 2016, the unpaid OFWs, through the help of state lawyers, won the case over their unsettled pay in KSA.

Despite the legal victory, however, the KSA government refused to pay the OFWs.

“But our government is really thankful that the meeting with the KSA labor minister was fruitful,” Bello said. —/mbmf


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