Up to 70k jobs up for grabs at DOLE June 12 job fairs

Robie de Guzman   •   June 11, 2019   •   1708

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will hold job fairs in 21 locations nationwide in time for the celebration of the Philippine Independence Day.

DOLE said its Independence Day Job and Business Fair, with the theme “Kalayaan 2019 Tapang ng Bayan, Malasakit sa Mamamayan,” will be held on June 12, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

DOLE said more than 70,000 local and overseas jobs will be offered to applicants.

Top vacancies for local employment are production machine operators, production worker/factory workers, customer service representatives, call center agents, sewers, sales clerks, cashiers, delivery crews, service crews and marketing officers.

For overseas employment, the top vacancies are cleaners, professional nurses (general), waiters/waitresses, service crews, company drivers, registered midwives, staff nurses, english language teachers (Japan), janitress, barista, technicians (general) and nursing aides.

DOLE said the job fairs will be held in the following areas:

National Capital Region (NCR)

San Andres Sports Complex, Malate, Manila

Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)

Sky Zone, Porta Vaga Mall, Upper Session Road, Baguio City

Region 1

Nepo Mall, Dagupan City

Candon Civic Center, Candon City, Ilocos Sur

Union Christian College, San Fernando City, La Union

Region 2

Peoples Gymnasium, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan

Region 3

Ayala Malls, Harbor Point, Subic Freeport Zone

Region 4A

Pavilion Mall, Biñan City, Laguna

Liwasang Aguinaldo (FREEDOM PARK), Kawit, Cavite

MIMAROPA

San Jose, Occidental Mindoro

Odiongan, Romblon

Region 6

888 Premier Mall, Bacolod City

Region 7

Cebu City Sports Complex/ Abellana National School

Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu

Lamberto L. Macias Sports and Cultural Center, Dumaguete City

Region 8

Provincial Covered Court, Catbalogan City, Samar

Region 9

KCC Mall de Zamboanga, Gov. Camins Road, Zamboanga City

Region 10

ATRIUM, Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro City

Region 11

NCC Mall Buhangin, Km. 7, Tigatto Road, Buhangin,

Davao City

Region 12

Trade Hall SM City Gensan, General Santos City

CARAGA

PLGU Training Center, Capitol, Butuan City

Interested applicants are advised to bring with them the following requirements: multiple copies of resume or curriculum vitae; 2×2 ID photos; photocopy of training certificates, PRC license (if applicable), diploma (if applicable) and certificate of employment (for previously employed).

DOLE survey shows workers want more secure bike lanes

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 15, 2020

Filipino workers want more secure bike lanes and parking, based on the recent survey of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

“Majority of the workers are in favor of having more bike lanes on paved roads, bike paths, and more secured bike parking,” the Labor Department said in a statement.

Respondents also said feeling unsafe is what prevents them from using the bike as transportation. They do not feel safe traveling due to poor road conditions as well as lack of secured bike parking areas.

DOLE conducted the survey in line with their Bike-to-Work Project, which aims to assist workers in this time of pandemic by providing bicycles as a transport option or a livelihood opportunity.

The survey yielded a total of 1,119 respondents, with the majority of them coming from the National Capital Region (NCR).

“The preliminary results of the research, which was carried out at the onset of the relaxing of community quarantine in Metro Manila and other parts of the country, were presented to DOLE Senior officials to discuss possible projects and policy recommendations,” DOLE said. -AAC

Free online courses for Filipino seafarers

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 14, 2020

Filipino seafarers can have access to the courses being offered by the government for free, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

The National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP), an agency under DOLE, has launched online courses especially designed to teach personal safety and skills enhancement for maritime workers.

“This is our way of keeping our seafarers active and productive whether they are at their respective homes spending quality time with their families, in quarantine facilities, or even when onboard ships. They will be able to receive their Certificate of Completion upon successful fulfillment of the online courses,” according to NMP Executive Director Joel Maglunsod.

Interested individuals may visit the NMP website at www.nmp.gov.ph or visit the agency’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ nmptrainingcenter). AAC 

DOLE proposes one-time financial aid for 2M beneficiaries in 2021 budget

Marje Pelayo   •   September 10, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The proposed budget of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) for 2021 has increased by more than P9 billion, raising it to P27.53 billion.

During the budget briefing of the House Committee on Appropriations on Wednesday (September 10), DOLE said most of the added amount will be allocated to benefits for workers whose livelihoods had been affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) approved the budget which includes the one-time P5,000 financial assistance for two million beneficiaries.

DOLE initially requested P40 billion for this project to reach most of the affected workers.

“Actually hindi sasapat ang in-approve ng Department of Budget and Management. But if Congress — both the House and the Senate— will restore our original proposal, then we can reach more,” said DOLE’s Financial and Management Service director, Warren Miclat.

The department’s previous COVID-19 program for affected workers has only reached one million beneficiaries.

“Gusto lamang naming i-emphasize na kahit flexible work arrangement malaki rin ang income na nawala sa ating mga manggagawa kaya’t sila ay isa sa priority na binigyan ng financial assistance (We just want to emphasize that even with flexible work arrangements, our workers have suffered a huge income loss, that’s why they are among those prioritized to receive financial assistance),” explained DOLE Assistant Secreray Dominique Tutay.

This time, the agency promised to prioritize beneficiaries who did not receive assistance under Bayanihan 1.

The department also allotted a P500 million budget for 16,000 beneficiaries of the government’s Balik Probinsya program. MNP (with details from Rey Pelayo)

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