The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) provides a list of the schedule of their job fairs to happen in different Philippine regions for the first quarter of 2013.
In connection with this, Baldoz advises the job applicants to stay in their respective regions while looking for career opportunities because they can directly apply for jobs through the DOLE job fairs.
Baldoz said, "Jobs are available to job seekers raring to work this year. They could start their job search at their own communities as the DOLE is making it easier for them to do so by bringing the jobs through its job fairs in the regions."
January- March Schedule of Regional Job Fairs and their Venues
Date and Venue
January 25, USI Gymnasium, Naga City
January 24, Gaisano City Mall, La Paz, Iloilo City
January 16, Pagadian City Gym
January 12, Tagum Trade & Cultural Center
January 23-25—Mintal, Calinan & Toril, Davao City
February 1, Cagayan Valley Provincial Capitol, Capitol Hills Tuguegarao City
February 20-23, Cauayan City Hall, Isabela
February 24-26, University of Perpetual Help System,Cauayan, Isabela
February 2, Cabanatuan City Hall
February 3-4, Divine Word College of Legazpi Quadrangle, Legazpi City
February 9-10, Ateneo de Zamboanga University Conference Hall
February 16-17, St. Scholastica's College
February 24, Plaza del Pilar
February 3, University of Southeastern Philippines, Davao City
February 8, Brokenshire College, Davao City
February 9, Southern Philippines Agri-Business and Marine and Aquatic School of Technology, Digos City
February 10, AMA Computer College, Davao City
February 17-18, Ateneo de Davao University, Davao City
March 7-8, Our Lady of Pillar College, Cauayan, Isabela
March 17, Sta. Fe Municipal Hall, Sta. Fe, Nueva Vizcaya and St. Mary's University ,Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
March 22-23, Aritao Municipal Hall, Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya
March 26-27, -St. Ferdinand College, Ilagan, Isabela and Sta. Praxedes Municipal Hall, Sta. Praxedes, Isabela
March 1, Rizal Triangle Multi-purpose Covered Court
March 18, Divine Word College of Calapan, Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro
March 2—Bicol University, Legazpi City
Region 9: March 27, Summit Center, Tetuan, Zamboanga City
March 2, Davao Merchant Marine Academy, Davao City and Davao Central College, Toril, Davao City
March 7-8, San Pedro College, Guzman St., Davao City
March 14—University of Mindanao, Bolton St., Davao City
March 15, Philippine Women's University, Juan Luna St., Davao City
March 16, University of Mindanao, Digos City
March 24—STI, Acacia, Davao City
March 28—STI Digos City
The Labor Secretary said, "The conduct of the year-round job fairs are one of the DOLE's significant employment facilitation machinery that provide continuous opportunities for job seekers to find jobs and assistance for employers to find qualified workers."
Baldoz also points out several reasons why attending a job fair is beneficial for jobseekers.
She said, "One of the advantages of visiting a DOLE job fair is that a job seeker spends less money and minimal effort to find a job because DOLE gathers as many employers as possible—whether local or overseas—under one roof."
"The DOLE also ensures that its government partners bring in to the job fair their services, such as the birth certificate issuance services of the National Statistics Office; the clearance certificate issuance services of the National Bureau of Investigation and the Philippine National Police; the social security benefits programs of the Social Security System; and the passport issuance services of the Department of Foreign Affairs," she added.