Aquino attends DOLE’s Labor Day job, livelihood fairs

May 1, 2012 9:37 pm 

MANILA, May 1 — President Benigno S. Aquino III visited the 110th Labor Day and Livelihood Fairs at the World Trade Center in Pasay City which was organized by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in cooperation with other government agencies.

The President toured the booths of DOLE, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and other government agencies as well as companies participating on Tuesday’s job and livelihood fairs.

President Aquino also witnessed the signing of contracts and the awarding of less than P3 million cheques as assistance to livelihood beneficiaries.

The labor department organized the May 1 job and livelihood fairs to help job seekers, new graduates, returning and displaced overseas Filipino workers find jobs and livelihood.

The DOLE estimated that in the National Capital Region alone, over 100,000 jobs, both local and overseas, are being offered by close to 300 companies and corporations at the job and livelihood site in the World Trade Center.

Thousands of job opportunities are also up for grabs at the 55 simultaneous job and livelihood fair in different cities and provinces across the country.

Private companies participating in the job fair include Max’s Group of Companies, Globe Telecom, Sykes Asia, Asia Brewery, Banco de Oro, Suyen and McDonalds.

The government agencies offering pre-employment services include Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Social Security System (SSS), National Statistics Office (NSO), PhilHealth, Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), Home Mutual Development Fund (Pag-IBIG Fund) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).

The event, aimed at achieving the government’s vision of providing full, decent and productive employment for every Filipino, is part of the Aquino administration’s 16-point Social Contract with the Filipino People.

Joining the President were Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz and TESDA Director General Emmanuel Villanueva. (PNA)

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