MANILA Over 1,000 employment opportunities are available in a special jobs and opportunities fair for persons with disability (PWDs) on Wednesday (Dec. 5) in Quezon City.
In a statement Monday, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said the job vacancies are in BPO, electronics, advertising, hotel, health and wellness, travel, media, logistics, manpower and security services, sales, property management, pharmaceutical, and memorial services, among others.
The one-day affair is spearheaded by the DOLE in partnership some 30 Rotary Clubs of District 3830, to be held at the covered walk of the Quezon City Hall.
Aside from jobs, the special activity will also provide skills and livelihood opportunities.
While DOLE conducts skills profiling of participants, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) will provide livelihood and skills training for those interested during the event.
Applicants may pre-qualify for available positions or employers who wish to participate in the job fair may register at philjobnet.gov.ph.
The event is being held as a special offering of the Labor Department which celebrates its 85th founding anniversary this week, in partnership with the Rotary Club.
This is also the group's contribution to the observance of the International Day for Persons with Disability, and part of the government's awareness campaign encouraging private sector employers to allocate 1 percent of their workforce to persons with disability.
Republic Act 10524 mandates agencies of government to employ persons with disability to comprise at least 1 percent of their employees, while it provides incentives to private enterprises with more than 100 employees who take in disadvantaged persons into their workforce.
The Rotary Clubs from District 3830 mobilized more than 30 employers from various parts of Metro Manila to the activity, on top of a host of companies invited by DOLE.
The other offices collaborating in the activity are the Public Employment Service Offices, the National Council on Disability Affairs and the city government of Quezon City.
All local government units in Metro Manila were invited to participate by sending qualified persons with disability from their respective communities to the job fair. (PNA)
Source: Philippine News Agency i