More than 55,000 job vacancies will be offered at the online job fair organized by the Department of Labor and Employment for Independence Day on Saturday.
Of that number, there are more than 30,000 local vacancies or local jobs, of which primary needs are customer service representatives, production operators or factory workers, security guards, caption writers, and live note-takers, and collections specialists.
There are more than 20,000 job vacancies abroad, mostly nurses, radiographers and physiotherapists, cleaners, carpenters, masons, and mechanics.
The National Capital Region still has the most job vacancies, at 23,243, but DOLE believes the opportunities will be equal even in other regions because so many jobs are online now.
Job fair participants can register on the designated DOLE website per region.
The information can also be found on the DOLE and Bureau of Local Employment websites.
If you are still not hired at the job fair, Labor Assistant Secretary Dominique Tutay recommended the government internship program.
Over 55,000 jobs offered at Independence Day job fair
Under this, the program will hire 5,000 within 3 or 6 months to become healthy economic recovery officers to be assigned to barangays and local government units.
Those who want to join the program can ask at the DOLE regional offices for an application.
The country’s unemployment rate in April 2021 was estimated at 8.7 percent. This was substantially lower than the record high 17.6 percent in April 2020 but higher than the 7.1 percent reported in March 2021.
The unemployment rate in April 2021 was the same/ about the same as the rate reported in October 2020 (8.7%), January 2021 (8.7%), and February 2021 (8.8%).
The total number of unemployed individuals 15 years old and over in April 2021 was registered at 4.14 million in terms of magnitude. It was lower by 3.09 million from the number of unemployed persons in April 2020 (7.23 million).
The labor force participation rate (LFPR) in April 2021 was placed at 63.2 percent, translating to 47.41 million who are either employed or unemployed. This is higher than the LFPR in the same quarter last year at 55.7 percent but lower than the LFPR a month ago at 65.0 percent. In terms of magnitude, there was a year-on-year increment of 6.35 million persons in the labor force from the 41.06 million in April 2020.