200,000 jobs available in DOLE Labor Day job fair

Patty Pasion
200,000 jobs available in DOLE Labor Day job fair
There are over 50 job fairs scheduled on May 1 all over the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has set up over 50 job and livelihood fairs nationwide on May 1 to commemorate Labor Day.

Bureau of Local Employment Director Dominique Rubia Tutay said around 200,000 jobs will be available in their Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan (TNK) fairs in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry.

Here are the venue of the fairs in different regions:

Metro Manila

  • Quezon City Hall
  • Fisher Mall, Quezon City
  • Ayala Mall, Muntinlupa City
  • Basketball court behind Parañaque City Hall 
  • Vista Mall, Taguig City
  • Robinsons Mall, Las Piñas City
  • Valenzuela Astrodome, Valenzuela City
  • Bonifacio Monument, Manila City 
  • Malabon City Hall
  • Pasay City Hall

Cordillera Administrative Region

  • Baguio Convention Center

Ilocos Region

  • Robinsons, Ilocos Norte 
  • Robinsons, Lingayen, Pangasinan
Cagayan Valley Region
  • Ilagan, Isabela
  • Mall of the Valley, Tuguegarao

Central Luzon Region

  • SM City Baliuag, Bulacan
  • Provincial Old Capitol Freedom Park, Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija
  • SM City Clark, Pampanga
  • SM City Downtown and SM City Pampanga, City of San Fernando, Pampanga
  • Metro Town Mall, Sto Cristo, Tarlac City, Tarlac
  • People’s Park, Iba, Zambales

Southern Tagalog (Calabarzon)

  • Pacific Mall, Lucena City
  • Centro Mall, Cabuyao
  • Cultural Center, Sta Cruz, Laguna
  • The District Mall, Imus, Cavite

Southwestern Tagalog (Mimaropa)

  • Roxas, Mindoro Oriental
  • Puerto Princesa City, Palawan

Bicol Region

  • Pacific Mall, Legaspi City

Western Visayas

  • Atria, Mandurriao, Iloilo City

Central Visayas 

  • Abellana National Sports Complex, Cebu City
  • Cebu Capitol, Cebu City 
  • SM City Cebu, Cebu City 
Eastern Visayas 
  • Leyte Academic Center, Candahug, Palo, Leyte
  • Ormoc City Hall

Zamboanga Peninsula

  • Western Mindanao State University, Normal Road, Baliwasan, Zamboanga City

Northern Mindanao

  • Cagayan de Oro City
  • Ozamis City
  • Iligan City
  • Malaybalay City

Davao Region

  • Gaisano Mall of Davao, JP Laurel Ave., Bajada, Davao City
  • KCC Mall Convention Center, General Santos City


  • Robinsons Place, Butuan City

  • Negros Island Region 
  • SM City, Bacolod Reclamation Area, Bacolod City
  • Negros Oriental Convention Center, Dumaguete City  

Prior to Labor Day, other business fairs are also scheduled from April 20 to 29:

  • Robinsons Place, Antipolo City
  • Calamba City Hall
  • Activity Center, Tanay Municipal Hall, Rizal 
  • San Jose Municipal Gymnasium, Occidental Mindoro 
  • Mainsquare Mall, Bacoor City
  • Batangas City Sports Coliseum
  • Calamba City, Laguna

There’s also a job fair in Vista Mall, Balanga City, Bataan, on May 5. Meanwhile, those living in NHA resettlements in Pandi, Bulacan, may also participate in a special job fair organized from May 9 to 11.

Jobseekers are reminded to bring application requirements such as their resumé or curriculum vitae, 2×2 ID pictures, certificates of employment from former employers, diploma, transcript of records, and a certified true copy of birth certificate.

They may also check out opportunities in the government’s online job portal. As of April 12, the top 20 jobs with the highest vacancies are:

  • call center agent – 1,768
  • bank teller – 980
  • staff nurse – 865
  • beauty consultant – 610 
  • cashier – 550 
  • waiter – 506 
  • salesman – 439 
  • customer service assistant – 372 
  • promo salesperson – 310 
  • food server – 309 
  • automotive mechanic – 301 
  • financial/accounts specialist 300 
  • real estate salesman – 300 
  • sales clerk – 295 
  • delivery driver – 275 
  • bagger – 230 
  • production machine operator – 214 
  • housekeeper – 200 
  • stall salesperson – 200 
  • store salesperson – 200

– Rappler.com

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Patty leads the Rappler+ membership program. She used to be a Rappler multimedia reporter who covered politics, labor, and development issues of vulnerable sectors.