By Janice M. Cave
At least 43,000 jobs are up for grabs at the Department of Labor and Employment's 2012 Kalayaan Job Fair on June 12 at the Rizal Park in Manila.
Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said 143 companies will participate in the job fair.
Baldoz said 113 local employers will offer about 33,000 local jobs, while 30 are land-based and sea-based licensed overseas recruitment agencies which will bring in 10,000 overseas job opportunities.
Most of the local job vacancies are for professional and technical-vocational workers, she said.
Overseas jobs include vacancies for nurses, physical therapists, all types of engineers, construction workers, welders, CAD draftsmen, safety and health officers, cooks, architects, painters, 3D animators, landscapers, quality control inspectors, dental, laboratory and X-ray technicians, hotel workers, and drivers.
The Philippine National Police (PNP), which will participate in the job fair, is offering 3,000 openings for additional personnel.
Baldoz also advised job applicants to prepare photo copies of their employment documents.
Meanwhile, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) will also conduct a demonstration on bartending and will offer free haircuts and massage.