BAGUIO CITY — A total of 15,784 jobs for local and overseas employment will be up for grabs during the Labor Day job and business fair here, the Department of Labor and Employment in the Cordillera Administrative Region (DOLE-CAR) said on Wednesday.

Some 1,635 local jobs are offered by local employers. These jobs include customer service representatives, Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) manufacturers, English as Second Language teachers, sales associates, skilled workers into constructions, food and beverage staffs, bookkeepers, application developers and others.

For overseas employment, there are 14,149 available jobs for nurses, technicians, and factory workers.

The job fair will be held at the Baguio City National High School grounds.

A pre-registration will be held from April 25 to 27 to allow interested job seekers to cut short their queuing time on the day itself.

DOLE-CAR Regional Director Exequiel Ronie Guzman said the jobs fair aims to fast-track the meeting of jobseekers and employers and overseas recruitment agencies to reduce cost, time, and effort particularly on the part of the applicants.

It is done regularly in partnership with the local government units, the different attached agencies of the DOLE, service providers and others.

“Our employers are not just looking for skilled workers but also those persons who have the willingness to learn and contribute to the company. The applicant’s attitude towards work is a necessary factor in getting hired,” Guzman said.

Aside from jobs, the event will also feature a livelihood component, which comes as an option to those who will not be able to find the appropriate job for them.

The Department of Trade and Industry will also set up a Negosyo Center at the site to provide business counseling and business forum for prospective and interested entrepreneurs.

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority will also assist those who need to upgrade their skills to match the required job offerings or those who want to want to acquire new skills./Patrick T Rillorta