THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) said it will make available about 200,000 job openings during its Labor Day employment caravan.
DoLE said Monday that preparations for Labor Day, which falls on Wednesday next week includes job fairs in 29 sites across the country,
“The Bureau of Local Employment (BLE) initially placed more than 1,500 participating employers who will be bringing with them over 200,000 local and overseas jobs in the Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan (TNK) and Build, Build, Build (BBB) job and business caravan,” Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III said in a briefing on Monday.
Jobs on offer at the caravan include construction work, while overseas opportunities are available for teachers, DoLE said.
Mr. Bello said the highlight of the DoLE’s Labor Day commemoration will be the unveiling of a site for a future Overseas Filipino Worker (OFWs) hospital in Pampanga.
“Also to highlight the May 1 festivities is the groundbreaking of the OFWs Hospital and Diagnostics Center in Pampanga. This hospital will showcase the gratefulness of the Duterte administration to the overseas workers. The soon-to-rise OFWs hospital will stand on a property donated by the provincial government of Pampanga,” he said, adding that the hospital will be administered by the Department of Health (DoH).
The job caravan’s main site in Pampanga will also offer classes and skills workshops. In a statement Monday, DoLE said participants can expect “simultaneous learning sessions on topics such as the Philippine Qualifications Framework by the Department of Education; How to Start a Business by the Department of Trade and Industry; and skills demonstrations by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority.”
DoLE added: “The National Reintegration Center for OFWs and Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns will conduct a livelihood seminar for interested job seekers, while the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration will hold a Pre-Employment Orientation, with Pag-IBIG Fund providing information on the fund’s benefits.” — Gillian M. Cortez