|OVER 167,000 JOBS UP FOR GRABS IN LABOR DAY JOB FAIRS NATIONWIDE|
Aruba, April 29, 2016 - Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said on Friday (April 29, 2016) that more than 167,000 vacancies will be available for job seekers in 54 job fair venues nationwide on Labor Day, May 1, 2016.
“The 54 job fairs will be simultaneous nationwide. These will be held in different venues in 17 regions under the overall supervision of the DOLE,” said Baldoz.
The 2016 Labor Day, with the theme “Kinabukasan Sigurado sa Disenteng Trabaho“, underscores the DOLE’s effort in developing the country’s top resource, our workers, and generating decent and productive jobs to secure a brighter future for the country.
Baldoz said the 54 job fairs scheduled on May 1 will gather 1,112 employers, who will be bringing over 167,924 job vacancies.
Of the 167,924 jobs offered, 75,137, or 44.74 percent are for local; 92,257, or 54.94 percent are for overseas; and 530, or .32 percent are for government.
“These numbers are preliminary and may increase,” she added, noting that it is still a few days before May 1.
According to the labor and employment chief, the Labor Day fairs will be held in convenient venues that will enable job seekers to speed up their search for jobs and employers to fast-track their search for skilled and qualified personnel.
The industries with the most number of vacancies are: other community, social, personal service activities with 21,494 vacancies; construction with 9,800 vacancies; manufacturing with 7,898 vacancies. Wholesale and Retail Trade, Repair of Motor Vehicles, Motorcycles, and Personal and Household Goods both have 5,850 vacancies.