- Posted May 1, 2012 by
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Eye on the Philippines
Philippines celebrates Labor Day
Filipino workers take a day off on May 1 in commemoration of Labor Day.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) celebrates Labor Day Jobs and Livelihood Fair at the World Trade Center. The job fair is a one-day event, but DOLE says that job seekers should not worry about not getting hired on the spot because the companies will continue to process applications from job applicants.
Job fair activities include awarding of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) certificates for out of school youth; skills demonstration; awarding of livelihood assistance to beneficiaries; product demonstration and business opportunities; awarding of plaque of appreciation to employers with the highest on the spot hired, livehood counselling, free services and entertainment.
In Manila alone, as of reporting time, there are a total of 223 (local), and 94 (overseas) participating employers, a total of 3,550 (local) and 1,392 (overseas) number of applicants registered; and a total number of 365 (locals), and 260 (overseas) on the spot hired applicants.
There are 33 simultaneous job and livelihood fairs in different cities and provinces happening across the country that offer job opportunities for Filipino job seekers.