TACLOBAN CITY – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Regional Office 8 in partnership with the local government unit of Catbalogan City held a job and business fair on June 15, 2018 at the provincial covered court of the city.
The conduct of the said activity dubbed as 2018 Kalayaan Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan: Job and Business Fair was one of the highlights of the 120th commemoration of the Philippine Independence Day Proclamation.
A total of 5,197 job local and overseas vacancies were offered coming from fourteen (14) employers. Nine (9) participating employers were from the private sector, one from the government and four (4) from recruitment agencies for overseas deployment.
Edgar Tabuyan, head of DOLE Samar Field Office (SFO) expressed his thanks to Mayor Stephanie Uy-Tan of Catbalogan for her all-out support of the yearly undertaking.
“I personally appreciate(d) that LGU Catbalogan volunteered to sponsor this year’s Kalayaan Job and Business Fair. It is an indication that our link to the local government unit is continually strengthened through the implementation of various DOLE programs and services,” said Tabuyan.
Mayor Tan graced the activity together with DOLE RO8 Regional Director Cyril L. Ticao.
A business fair was also held simultaneously during the one-day event participated by different DOLE-assisted workers’ associations offering various food and non-food items.