Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday encouraged jobseekers to join and participate in the more than 100 job fairs scheduled nationwide from September until the Christmas season this year.


“If jobseekers are serious in wanting to get a job before Christmas, they should go to a DOLE job fair. More than 100 of them are coming between the months of September and December,” Baldoz said,


Citing an update report of the DOLE’s Bureau of Local Employment, Baldoz said most of these job fairs are hosted by the Public Employment Service Offices (PESOs) in local government units and schools all over the country.


Since January, the DOLE, in cooperation with its partners and the PESOs, have already conducted 802 job fairs in the 16 regions of the country. The 802 job fairs have assisted 496,364 jobseekers, with 75,208 of them hired-on-the-spot (HOTS) by some of the 15,550 companies that participated in the said job fairs.


Baldoz commended the collective efforts of the more than 1,800 PESOs for this achievement, saying this is consistent with their function as the National Employment Facilitation Network.


Director Dominique Tutay of the Bureau of Local Employment said the list of job fairs are accessible to all jobseekers in the Phil-JobNet website,


For the remainder of September, Tutay said the tentative job fair schedules are as follows:


National Capital Region: 27 September–Pasay City PESO;  28 September–Mandaluyong PESO;


Region 2: 21 September–Local/Overseas job fair at Villaverde, Nueva Vizcaya; Municipal Hall, Peñablanca, Cagayan;  Sanchez Mira, Cagayan; and, Alicia, Isabela;


Region 7:   28 September–Local job fair at Barangay Area, Cebu City; Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex organized by PESO Mandaue;


From October, November, and until December, the job fairs are as follows:


NCR:  5, 19, and 26 October–Barangay Hall, Mandaluyong City, Mandaluyong PESO;  11 and 25 October–Pasay City, Pasay PESO; 12 October–Mandaluyong City, Mandaluyong PESO;  18-19 October–6/F Alpha Tents, Alphaland, Magallanes, Makati City c/o Magnus Eventus Inc.;  7-8 November–New Valenzuela City Hall Parking Area, Valenzuela PESO; 8 November–Pasay PESO; 14 November–BOC Bldg. Lobby, Mandaluyong City Hall, PESO Mandaluyong;  15 November–Quezon City PESO; 2 December–Pasay PESO; 14 December–BOC Bldg. Lobby, Mandaluyong City Hall, PESO Mandaluyong.


Region 1: 31 October–Balungao, Pangasinan.


Cordillera Administrative Region:  October–Luna , Apayao, DOLE and Provincial Gov’t of Apayao;  November–Provincial Plaza, PGO PESO/DOLE-CAR Benguet Field Office.


Region 2:  October–Solano, Nueva Vizcaya; November–Municipal Hall, Gattaran, Cagayan.


Region 3:  1 October–Rizal Triangle Multi-Purpose Covered Court, Olongapo City, Olongapo PESO;  October–Orani Gym, Orani, Bataan, PESO Orani; Limay Sports Complex, Limay, Bataan, PESO Limay; November–Dinalupihan Civic Center, Dinalupihan, Dinalupihan PESO; 4 December–Palayan City Conference Center; 8 December–Old Capitol Compound, Burgos St., Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija Provincial PESO; 8 December–Iba Capitol, Provincial PESO;  8 and 19 December– Rizal Triangle Multi-Purpose Covered Court, Olongapo City.


Region 4-B:  15 November–Pilot Elementary School, San Jose, Occidental Mindoro, Occ. Mindoro Provincial PESO;  November–Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro Provincial PESO; Mindoro Provincial Hall, Oriental Mindoro Provincial PESO; December–Calapan City Hall, Calapan City, Or. Mindoro, PESO Calapan.


Region 6:  October–Dingle Covered Gym, Dingle, Iloilo;  Dumangas Covered Gym, Dumangas, Iloilo ; November–Barotac Viejo Covered Gym, Barotac Viejo, Iloilo; 8 December–Iloilo City, DOLE Region VI Office; Iloilo Provincial Capitol Lobby, Iloilo City,  PESO Iloilo Province;  Robinson’s Place, Bacolod City, DOLE Negros Occidental Field Office; San Jose, Antique, Antique Province; and Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan, DOLE Aklan Field Office.


Region 7: 5, 12, 19 and 26 October–Barangay Area, Cebu City, PESO Cebu City/DMDP;  20 October–Cebu Provincial Capitol, PESO Cebu Province; Dalaguete Commercial Complex, PESO Dalaguete;  9 November–Abellana Cebu City Sports Complex, PESO Cebu City/DMDP; Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex, PESO Mandaue City; 10 November–Asturias Sports Complex, PESO Asturias; 16, 23 and 30 November–Barangay Area, Cebu City, PESO Cebu City/DMDP; 1 December–Cebu Provincial Capitol, PESO Cebu Province; 8 December–Barangay Area, Cebu City, PESO Cebu City/DMDP; 16 December–DMDP, F. Ramos St., Cebu City, PESO Cebu City/DMDP.


Region 8: November–Cabucgayan Public Court, Biliran.


Region 9: 1 October–Plaza Del Pilar, Zamboanga City; 4 December–R.T. Lim, Zamboanga Sibugay.


Region 10: 23 October–Oroquieta City Gymnasium; 2nd week, October–Integrated Bus & Jeepney Terminal, PESO-LGU Iligan City; 3rd week, October–Camiguin Tourism Center, Ugma Site, Balbagon Mambajao, Camiguin, PESO Federation-Camiguin; 3 November–Provincial Capitol Grounds, Provincial Government of Misamis Occidental;  December–Kaamulan Theater, Malaybalay, Bukidnon; City Covered Court, Valencia City, Bukidnon; and SM City, DOLE Region X Office.


Region 11: 1 October–Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur, Sta. Cruz PESO;  13 November– Pantukan, Comval Province, LGU-PESO Pantukan;  20 November–Tagum City, Tagum City PESO; 23 November–NCCC Mall, Davao City, Davao City PESO/DOLE Region XI Office; 5 December–Abreeza Mall, Davao City, Davao City PESO/DOLE Region XI Office.


Region 12: 6 October–New City Hall, Koronadal City; October–KCC Mall, Gen. Santos City; 20 November–Midsayap; 6 December–Gaisano Grand, Koronadal City; 12-13 December–PESO Office, Koronadal, PESO Koronadal City.


CARAGA:  13 October–Bislig City Hall; 18 October–Buenavista, Agusan del Norte; Northern Mindanao School of Fisheries; 18 October–Provincial Hall, Surigao del Norte,  PLGU-Surigao del Norte; 26 October–FSUU Gymnasium, Butuan City, Father Saturnino Urios University; 15 November, Provincial Hall, Dinagat Island; 16 November–FSUU Gymnasium, Butuan City, ABS-CBN Butuan City; 5 December–Veruela Municipal Hall, Agusan del Sur; and 6 December–Municipal Hall, Tago, Surigao del Sur.


Any question about this release? Please inquire from your nearest DOLE Regional Office (for DOLE-NCR Office, call 400-60-11), or PESO in your locality. Or please call the Bureau of Local Employment at 527-2453, or access