Saturday, June 09, 2012

About 24,000 jobs will be offered during the Kalayaan Jobs Fair this coming June 12, Independence Day, in Davao City.

The job fair will be simultaneously held in two large malls in the city, each sponsored by two large TV networks. The job fair in Abreeza Mall in Lanang will be sponsored by GMA Network and the other event in NCCC Mall Matina is held in partnership with ABS-CBN.




According to Alan Baban, OIC Chief of the Technical Support and Services Division Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office XI, there are 79 companies joining the event, 52 local companies and 27 overseas agencies. 

Guesting at Marco Polo Davao’s Club 888 Media Forum last June 6, Baban said that most of the work will come from the service sector, particularly demand coming from the call center industry, while a significant percentage of the jobs will come from the industrial sector. He likewise said that overseas jobs are mostly blue-collar work in Middle East countries.

Job seekers are advised to preregister for the jobs fair either thru the internet by accessing the site PhilJobs.  Net or by going to the preregistration booths set up in the malls. This is to minimize the long queues during the jobs fair itself.

Baban said that the Region XI job market is more on mining and agriculture and accountancy in the services sector. He said that there is a job mismatch in the labor market as many have enrolled in courses that are not needed by an industry; a fact being remedied by the DOLE efforts thru career guidance network among students.

“Know yourself,” Baban advises job seekers before going to the jobs fair. While looking for vacancies, they have to know if they have the right educational background and experience for the job they want to apply. They also have to look at their emotional quotient as companies particularly in the service sector look at it, particularly in interpersonal and people's skills.

Also important is the person’s ability to be multi-skilled or capable of multi-tasking, Baban said. (PIA/RG Alama)


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