BAGUIO CITY – The Labor Day “Trabaho, Negosyo at Kabuhayan” (TNK) Jobs and Business Fairs at the Baguio Convention Center was successfully conducted with 738 applicants Hired – On – The – Spot(HOTS).
Eighteen of these HOTS are for overseas employment while 720 of them are for local employment. A total of 2,811 registrants came to the jobs fair, wherein 1,675 applied for local employment and 1,136 for overseas employment.
For the job – seekers, 2,436 were classified as “near hire” or those who have to undergo final interviews and those who need to submit additional documents or to undergo other application requirements such as medical examination that is mostly required for overseas employment.
There were also 273 job applicants that were referred to the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) for skills training or upgrading.
DOLE Cordillera Regional Director Ronie Ezequiel Guzman, during the TNK 2017 Jobs and business Fairs kick – off program extended the Labor Day greetings of Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III to the Filipino workforce, for their dedication and commitment to serve their families and the country.
Guzman also relayed Bello’s assurance that the government, through DOLE, will continue to intensify its effort in protecting the rights of Filipino workers and in shaping – up highly skilled Filipino work force.
He also outlined that in line with the Labor Department’s goal of ensuring a stable and better life to all Filipino, DOLE has the 8 – point labor and employment agenda that includes addressing the continuing concern on unemployment and underemployment; bringing in more labor – related laws; ensuring the protection and welfare of Filipino workers especially those working abroad; bringing in more livelihood programs, and ensuring harmonious relationship between employees and employers.
Mayor Mauricio Domogan, who is also the chairperson of the Cordillera Regional Development Council, in his message during the program, also called for a continuing partnership with the government, the industries and all stakeholders in bringing in more employment and livelihood opportunities for the people of Baguio and Cordillera.
Domogan also encouraged the people to also help themselves and bring – out the best in them, may it be as a worker, a family member or as a citizen.
Aside from the employment opportunities, another key component of this year’s Labor Day activity is that the Department of Trade and Industry brought in their Negosyo Center and other livelihood services to provide business and livelihood counselling and information campaign, as well as a one- stop – shop for businessmen and entrepreneurs.
DTI Cordillera Regional Director Myrna Pablo outlined that for this year, DTI also strengthened its partnership with DOLE to also bring in livelihood or entrepreneurship opportunities as an option for the people either as for income generation or as an additional way of earning while working./JDP/CC-/PIA CAR