Davao Region’s Labor Day fair attracts 1K job seekers


The Department of Labor and Employment in Davao Region (DOLE-11) has recorded over 1,000 qualified applicants and 27 who were hired on the spot during the 2022 Labor Day Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan (TNK) Job and Business Fair on Sunday.

DOLE-11, in a report on Monday, said 296 applicants were recommended for next-level interviews.

The data came from the two sites of the TNK on Sunday — the NCCC Mall in Buhangin district here, and the NCCC Mall in Tagum City in Davao del Norte.

The 2022 TNK participated by 69 local employers and nine from overseas was hybrid as it conducted its preregistration, screening, and job matching stages online from April 25 to 29 to allow faster transactions on-site.

In a statement Monday, DOLE-11 Director Randolf Pensoy highlighted the department’s commitment to help and mitigate the recovery of the labor market from the global health crisis.

“The pandemic has redefined our access to employment opportunities. Now that we are set to resume a face-to-face job fair, along with our partners, we are excited about what’s in store for our jobseekers,” Pensoy said.

Pensoy encouraged jobseekers to regularly visit DOLE’s official Facebook page for announcements and advisories about the event.

“The Labor Day TNK is in line with the DOLE’s mandate to promote gainful employment opportunities as we navigate through the new normal,” he said.

Source: Philippines News Agency

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