TACLOBAN CITY- Over 7,000 employment are up for grabs as the Department of Labor and Employment(DOLE) sponsors a mega jobs fair on April 2 at Guiuan town, Eastern Samar.
Labor Regional Director Exequiel Sarcauga said that the said jobs fair is to be participated by 19 overseas employment agencies and 15 local companies.
The holding of the jobs fair, to be held at the town hall’s grounds, is an initiative of the DOLE to address the unemployment problem as a result of the supertyphoon Yolanda.
Thousands of workers lost their jobs in Yolanda-hit areas as business owners shut down their operations.
“Since one of our functions is to facilitate employment opportunities, we are intensifying the conduct of jobs fairs,” Sarcauga said.
The DOLE has conducted several jobs fair like in the cities of Tacloban and Ormoc.
For the April 2 jobs fair, 7,460 job orders are available, both for local and overseas employments.
Sarcauga urges those who are out of jobs to attend the jobs fair and gain employment in the process.
Sarcauga called on the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) officers to encourage the mayors of the nearby towns to provide transportation for the job seekers and if possible provide lunch and snacks. (LIZBETH ANN ABELLA)