DUMAGUETE CITY – Jobseekers in Negros Oriental have more reasons to commemorate the 116th Labor Day on May 1, 2018 as there are available some 7,141 local and overseas jobs that await them at the Planetary Hall of the Negros Oriental Convention Center.
The problem is the prernnial mis-match. More jobs, but less and less are qualified because our educational system and training do not prepare the jobless for the jobs available. That is the problem why there are so many un-employed. Not because of lack of jobs.
In tune with the theme “Pagpupugay SA Manggagawang Pilipino: Dangal ng Lahi, Kabalikat sa Progresibong pagbabago!” said initial vacancies translates to 800 and 6,341 job openings for local and overseas deployment, respectively.
According to Province of Negros Oriental PESO Manager Jose Ramon J. Benedicto the number of vacancies is expected to increase as Labor Day nears since more companies are joining.
He added that this year’s top key employment generator industries include Construction, Information Technology/ Business Process Management, Hotel, Restaurant Tourism, Wholesale and Retail, among others.
Meanwhile, DOLENOFO Chief Marites Mercado bared that aside from the local and overseas job fair, this year’s celebration will start with a Zumba at the Provincial Capitol Grounds and parade to the Negros Oriental Convention Center which will be followed by a commemorative program.
She added that other highlights include the Oath Taking of New Set of Officers of the Industry Tripartite Council (ITC) for Manufacturing and Retail, Awarding of P951, 993.00 DOLELivelihood Grant to PIACO Livelihood Association and Lapacon Marginal Fishermen Association, Career and Employment Coaching, DOLEClinic/One-Stop Shop, Livelihood and Entrepreneurship Orientation for Informal Sector, Parlor Games and Raffle draws and Awarding for Search for Best PESO.
Moreover, TESDA free services massage and nail care will be available all day long.
The celebration is made possible by the collaborative efforts of the DOLE-Negros Oriental Field Office, the Tripartite Industrial Peace Council of Negros Oriental and the Provincial PESO.
“We invite the public to take part in the May 1, 2018 Labor Day Celebration and jointly honor the hard fought rights of our workers that has brought major institutional changes that benefit every working Filipino, Chief Mercado said.