2011 Labor DayMatuwid na Daan Tungo sa Kaunlaran Para sa Lahat—President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III’s drumbeat in 2011 Labor Day celebration heightens the anti-poverty and anti-corruption campaign; and underscoring the administration’s vision in facilitating workers and employers search for jobs and skills to develop the capacities of the Filipino workforce to contribute more in economic growth.

“In Davao Region, about 100 employers are expected to participate in the simultaneous Job Fair that will be conducted in two of the biggest malls in Davao City, SM City and Gaisano Mall, on May 1. The Jobs Fair will further boost the labor industry in the region; and will facilitate the rising employment demands. This will be excellent news for the labor sector relevant to the celebration of the Labor Day. There will be over 13, 000 local and overseas vacancies awaiting our jobseekers.” Director Joffrey M. Suyao.

A two-week pre-registration of applicants is facilitated in both venues to assist applicants in the profiling of applicants in the Skills Registry System and Phil-Jobnet. Phil-Jobnet is the official job website of the Philippine government that aims to fast-track the search of jobseekers, as well as employer’s search for manpower needs.

A Livelihood Fair will be mounted at SM City Davao on May 1 as an added feature to showcase the best products from DOLE XI Livelihood Program beneficiaries and OWWA’s OFW Reintegration Program. Livelihood grants will also be awarded to DOLE Livelihood Program beneficiaries.

An express lane will be provided to cater to the displaced OFWs to expedite the processing of their documents. Also, the representatives from the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC); which includes, NLRC, NCMB, OWWA, POEA, TESDA, PRC, and RTWPB will be present at the activity to provide support services.

Additional services will be provided by partner agencies; National Statistics Office (NSO), Pag-ibig, Department of Foreign Affairs, Social Security Services (SSS), Philhealth, National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), and Technical Education, Skills, and Development Authority (TESDA).

“We encourage newly grads, returning OFWs, and local jobseekers to participate to the Job Fair we have prepared for the Dabawenyo’s. Through this activity we are hoping that the employment concerns of every Filipino be addressed. As what President Aquino said, we should invest in our country’s top resource, our human resource, to make us more competitive and employable while promoting industrial peace based on social justice.” concluded Dir. Suyao.