6K jobs available in Oro Labor Day

At least 6,849 job opportunities are offered to more than a thousand jobseekers in Northern Mindanao’s job and business fairs, simultaneous throughout the country and spearheaded by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on 1 May 2017 during its 115th Labor Day celebration.

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As of 26 April 2017, some 6,849 jobs are available at the Lim Ket Kai Mall Event Center, this City, alone, the DOLE- Regional Office No. X Director Joffrey M. Suyao, said.

Of the confirmed job vacancies solicited, director Suyao disclosed that around 1,894 will be available for local employment from 64 participating private companies and government agencies.

Meanwhile, the DOLE-X is expecting around 4,955 job vacancies for overseas employment from 26 Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) accredited recruitment agencies.

Top local job vacancies are Call Center Agents (300 positions) Property Consultants (100); Staff Nurse (45); Field Construction Officer (40); and Sales Associate for CDO (30).

Likewise, top overseas vacancies are Nurses (500); Service Crew (400); Food Server/Waiter (350); Cleaner (310); and Caregiver (300).

Most of the overseas manpower services job posts are in the Middle East countries.

Likewise, this year’s celebration is also highlighted through its nationwide Business Fair on 1 May 2017 at the Grand Caprice, Lim Ket Kai, Cagayan de Oro City.

Suyao said that the region-wide job and business fairs replicate the Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan (TNK) Concept forged by DOLE and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) which aims to bring employment opportunities through entrepreneurship for our workers in the informal sector or at the grassroot level.

Aside from May 1, another business and livelihood fair (with Labor and Employment for Graduating Students) will be conducted in Iligan City and its nearby areas in MSU-IIT on 1-2 June 2017 (Job Fair) and on 30 May 2017 for the Business Fair; LGU-Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte on 21 April 2017; Bukidnon State University, Malaybalay City on 11 May 2017 (Job Fair) and 10 May 2017 (Business Fair); Central Mindanao University, Dologon, Musuan on 23 May 2017 (Job Fair) and 24 May 2017 (Business Fair); and Mambajao, Camiguin on 2 May 2017.

Other venue for the job and business fair in the region on 1 May 2017 is at the Oroquieta City Gymnasium.

The DOLE will be joined by members of the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) comprising the DOLE attached agencies–Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO), National Conciliation Mediation Board (NCMB), National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC), Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RWTPB), Employees Compensation Commission (ECC), Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), and POEA and will be bringing their services in the One-Stop-Shop Desks provided during the Job Fair in Lim Ket Kai mall.

Together with the DOLE Provincial Field Offices, the different provincial, city, and municipal local government units, through their respective Public Employment Service Offices (PESOs), various Tripartite Industrial Peace Councils (TIPCs), and other allied-partner agencies will simultaneously celebrate the event in the respective provinces of the region.

Participating jobseekers may avail the various pre-employment services from corresponding government agencies, as well.

Director Suyao announced that the jobseekers must be fully prepared when they participate in the job fair.

“I invite our jobseekers to participate in the Job Fair and ready themselves with their proper business attire, bring multiple copies of resumes, school credentials, certificates of employment, clearances, photos, passport (for overseas applicants), and other pertinent pre-employment documents needed by employers,” Suyao added.

To expedite registration, applicants are advised to prepare ahead of time the National Skills Registration Program Form, downloadable thru the DOLE-X website (http://ro10.dole.gov.ph) Downloadable Forms button or thru the link,  http://ro10.dole.gov.ph/fndr/mis/files/NSRS%20Form%201%20-%20Registration%20Form.pdf. Please present duly filled-up forms to Registration in Lim Ket Kai mall.

This year’s month-long Labor Day celebration in the region is anchored on the theme, “Matatag na Kabuhayan at Trabaho, Tungo sa Progresibong Pagbabago.” (Mildred Dablio/DOLE10)

DOLE 10 holds 2nd Sugar Workers Forum in Bukidnon

MARAMAG, bUKIDNON, April 22 — In an effort to protect welfare of sugar industry workers in Bukidnon, Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) region 10 holds its 2nd Sugar Workers forum in Bukidnon on 17 March 2017.

About 80 representatives attended from Greenhand company, Migratory Sugar Workers (MSWs), Municipal Tribal Chiefs, PESO Managers, members of Kilusang Mayo Uno-Northern Mindanao Region (KMU-NMR), Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (UMA) and their local affiliate, and OGYON or Onyon sa Yanong Obrerong Nagkahiusa.

Further, the forum was headed by DOLE Undersecretary Joel B. Maglunsod with former DOLE-X Regional Director Raymundo G. Agravante as well as with the new DOLE-X Regional Director Joffrey M. Suyao, DOLE-XII OIC Regional Director Albert Gutib and some Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC) staff.

DOLE-X Bukidnon Chief Raul L. Valmores explained that the employment issues of Migratory Sugarcane Workers (MSWs) is one of the concerns of DOLE-X. “This program is currently being implemented by the BWSC of the Department through Department Order No. 159, Series of 2016, signed on 22 June 2016, pertains to the Guidelines for the Employment of MSWs with its objectives to ensure their rights and provide protection during their employment,” Valmores further clarified.

Valmores further says, “This consultation forum was mainly held to facilitate the grievances, issues and concerns among workers in the sugar industry and also aims to maximize the support of all parties as a convergence effort in the Sugar Industry leading to the protection and welfare of the workers.”

During the forum, every representative were given time to express their individual and group issues which was personally answered and discussed by USEC Maglunsod with Luis M. Reynoso, officer-in-charge of Worker’s Social Amelioration Development Division (WSADD) of BWSC.

At the end of the forum, Rosalito Bravo, a resident of San Miguel, Maramag, Bukidnon and was one of those MSWs deployed in Tarlac appreciated the forum during his testimony, “We are very thankful that Usec Maglunsod personally handled this forum. We are pleased that our concerns were heard and were given appropriate attention.”

Bravo arrived on 24 January 2017 from Tarlac with the help of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and UMA after experiencing firsthand employment abuses.

“I’ve observed that the government now is really giving their attention especially to us Indigenous People (IPs) who are also sugar workers in their area,” noted Datu Gregorio Tambog, an IP coordinator of the LGU-Quezon and residing in Poblacion Quezon.

“Through this forum, we are given information on the rights of MSWs, since these groups were mostly exploited by big companies and investors. This will greatly help us and our residents,” Tambog added.

Datu Tambong is also a tribal chief that had MSWs in his community.

“By means of this forum, I can now inform other IPs to be more alert if in case malicious hiring of MSWs is evident,” Tambong assured.

Usec Maglunsod reassured the workers in the agricultural sector in the compliance of labor laws and eliminating the prohibited practice with regards to employment of MSWs as he declares, “Our fight is not yet over!”

“Let our workers enjoy the benefits that are due them. I encourage all concerned parties to voluntarily adhere on what is in the law.” Maglunsod assured during his closing message. (Reyna L. Tagailo with reports from Devina Guihiling/DOLE-X Bukidnon PFO)

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