MANILA -- More than 22,000 employment opportunities are available for skilled jobseekers at the one-day jobs caravan to be held at the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) in Zambales on February 9.
Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III said Saturday that the event, which is part of the government's Build Build Build program, is open to those looking for jobs in Central Luzon and nearby areas who have skills in construction and related fields.
With about 77 companies offering more than 22,000 vacancies, we are opening the jobs caravan to all skilled jobseekers, he said in a statement.
Bello added that participating companies are in need of skilled workers, mostly carpenters, pipe-fitters, steel men, welders, scaffolders, electricians, painters, masons, and laborers.
We are thankful to the companies for making available opportunities not only for skilled workers in Central Luzon but also in surrounding provinces. These workers are mostly needed as the we push the 'Build Build Build' infrastructure program of the Duterte government, the labor chief added.
Interested applicants were advised that job vacancies may be viewed at build.gov.ph.
The jobs fair was originally intended for workers of debt-ridden South Korean shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries, who lost their jobs and those about to be laid off.
The DOLE has already profiled close to 3,000 Hanjin workers who may be qualified for various openings.
The event is a collaborative undertaking of DOLE and the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, with full support for the Build Build Build agencies � the departments of public works, transportation, finance, and budget, National Economic and Development Authority, and the Bases Conversion Development Authority. Also supporting the project are the Department of Trade and Industry and the Clark Development Corp. (PNA)
With this, he noted that the number of companies could further increase, along with the job vacancies to be offered.
A pre-registration of all other applicants will be held at the SBMA Gym from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on February 4, 6 and 7. (PNA)
Source: Philippines News Agency