Nearly 80,000 jobs available in Labor Day fairs – DOLE

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Nearly 80,000 jobs available in Labor Day fairs – DOLE

(UPDATED) More than 800 employers will participate in job fairs to be held across the Philippines on May 1

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Nearly 80,000 jobs here and abroad will be available in Labor Day fairs nationwide this year.

In a statement on Sunday, April 22, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said it has organized 53 Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan (TNK) fairs, in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

A total of 829 employers are joining – 666 of them based in the Philippines and 163 overseas.

According to DOLE, there will be at least 78,675 jobs up for grabs.

Locally, the most number of vacancies are for:

  • Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Philippine National Police (PNP) – 4,002
  • customer service representatives – 1,470
  • production workers / factory workers – 1,443
  • masons – 1,385
  • call center agents – 1,306
  • production machine operators – 1,288
  • construction workers – 900
  • Bureau of Jail Management and Penology – 889
  • service crew – 880
  • carpenters – 708

Abroad, meanwhile, the top vacancies include:

  • nurses – 3,988
  • technicians – 1,546
  • food and beverage staff – 689
  • engineers (mechanical, electrical, civil) – 344
  • production workers / factory workers – 300
  • sales associate professionals – 200
  • construction workers – 200

Below are the venues for the job fairs. In some cases, DOLE only listed the city or municipality and did not specify an exact venue. A few of the venues will also host job fairs on different dates, other than May 1.

Metro Manila

  • Valenzuela Astrodome
  • Taguig City
  • Robinsons Place Las Piñas
  • Pasig City (April 27)
  • San Juan City (April 21)
  • Cuneta Astrodome (May 10)
  • Quezon City Hall grounds
  • Fisher Mall (date to be determined)


  • Baguio City National High School-Main Campus
  • Pangasinan PESO Compound, Lingayen
  • Robinsons Place Ilocos, Ilocos Norte
  • Robinsons Place Santiago, Isabela
  • Baler, Aurora
  • Balanga City, Bataan
  • Harbor Point Mall, Subic, Zambales
  • Calamba, Laguna
  • Bansud, Oriental Mindoro
  • Pacific Mall, Legazpi City, Albay


  • Marymart, Iloilo City
  • IC3 Pavilion, Cebu City
  • Tacloban Convention Center
  • Ormoc City Hall


  • Zamboanga Economic Zone, Talisayan, Zamboanga City
  • KCC Mall, Zamboanga City
  • City Hall Lobby, Isabela City
  • Plaza Luz, Pagadian City
  • Ipil Municipal Covered Court, Zamboanga Sibugay
  • Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro City
  • Gaisano Mall of Davao
  • SM City General Santos
  • Hotel Oazis, Butuan City, Agusan del Norte


Editor’s note: The story has been updated to reflect that of the SM malls, only SM City General Santos will host a job fair. The list provided by DOLE had included other SM malls.

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