100k jobs available on Labor Day —DOLE

The Labor Department invites job seekers from across the country to thousands of job opportunities on Labor Day, May 1. Photo: DOLE/Facebook

TACLOBAN CITY — Jobseekers nationwide will have a good chance of landing a job because the Department of Labor and Employment will hold Labor Day job fairs with an estimated 100,000 vacancies (DOLE).

According to Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, 102,426 local and overseas employment opportunities will be available at the face-to-face Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan Job, and Business Fairs, which will be attended by 900 employers nationwide.

The participation of employers in the May 1 job fairs demonstrates the success of the government's efforts to recover from the pandemic's impact on employment.


The majority of job openings at the 26 job fair locations are in the manufacturing, BPO, and retail/sales industries.

Those looking for local work can take advantage of the 73,671 jobs for production operators/machine operators, customer service representatives, collection specialists, retail/sales agents/promodisers, and sewers that will be offered by 817 employers, according to Bello.

Meanwhile, 73 recruitment agencies will offer 28,755 overseas jobs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Germany, Poland, the United Kingdom, Japan, Taiwan, and Singapore.


The majority of the available positions are for production operators, skilled sewers, customer service representatives, production helpers, call center agents, helpers, staff nurses, and collections specialists.

Other job fair locations for May 1 are as follows:

  • National Capital Region – Arroceros Forest Park, Manila
  • Cordillera Administrative Region – Baguio Convention Center
  • Ilocos Region – 3F MMX Center, Magic Mall, Urdaneta City, Pangasinan; Tagudin Farmers Center, Tagudin, Ilocos Sur; Robinsons Place Ilocos, San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte
  • Cagayan Valley Region – Robinsons Place Santiago City, Isabela
  • CALABARZON – St. Thomas Academy Gymnasium, Poblacion 3, Sto. Tomas, Batangas; Vista Mall, San Agustin, Dasmariñas, Cavite; Camp Vicente Lim, Brgy. Canlubang, Calamba, Laguna; Pacific Mall, ML Tagarao St., Brgy 3, Lucena City, Quezon; and Ynares Event Center Capitol Grounds, Antipolo City, Rizal
  • MIMAROPA – Robinsons Place, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
  • Bicol Region – Robinsons Place, Naga City, Albay

The job fair will also be conducted in SM City Iloilo in Western Visayas; Trade Hall, SM City Cebu, Juan Luna Ave. Ext., Cebu City and Lamberto Macias Sports Complex, Capitol Area, Dumaguete City in Central Visayas; and Robinsons North Tacloban City in Eastern Visayas.


The job fair locations on Mindanao are as follows:

  • Zamboanga Peninsula – East Wing, Ground Floor, KCC Mall de Zamboanga, Zamboanga City;
  • Davao Region – 3F Activity Area NCCC Mall Buhangin, Davao City and 4F Activity Area, NCCC Mall, Tagum City;
  • SOCCSKSARGEN – KCC Events Center, KCC Mall of Marbel, Koronadal City
  • CARAGA – Robinsons Place Butuan

Meanwhile, job fairs were held in Cagayan De Oro on April 28 and Panabo City on April 29 prior to May 1.

On May 4, another job fair will be held at the Parañaque City Hall Grounds.

The theme of the 2022 Labor Day Celebration is "Matatag na Manggagawa, Matatag na Bansa!" —Tacloban News Update (Source: Kate Shiene Austria/DOLE)
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