AGENCY: More jobs in construction

THE BIG number of job opportunities in the region this year is in the construction industry as demand has been generated due to the “Build, Build, Build” of the government, the regional office of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

Marlito D. Ayala, focal person of the agency’s regional office, said more job opportunities in the construction industry this year compared with those in the contact center businesses, which used to be the top generators of job opportunities.

This is based on the list of the number of vacancies for the Labor Day Jobs Fair, said Ayala during the weekly Kapehan sa Dabaw at SM City Davao yesterday.

Data from the regional office bared that the top vacancies this year are mason with 1,205 available vacancies followed by the need of carpenters with a demand of 528, tile setter with 402 and rebarman and steelman with 144. The top in-demand work last year, which was call center agents was not in this year’s list.

These vacancies are available in the Labor Day Job and Business Fair on May 1-2 at SM City Davao and Gaisano Mall of Davao. The two-day event is organized by DOLE XI in partnership with Department of Trade and Industry XI.

There are 11,882 jobs that would be offered by 116 employers in the event. Those who want to join should pre-register on April 26-30.

The other top vacancies for local employment include sales representatives, service crew, customer service representatives, foreman, technical support representative and management trainee.

For overseas, the top in-demand jobs in the jobs fair include nurses, sales associates, assistant herd managers in New Zealand, waiters and waitresses, English teachers for Japan, cleaners, household workers, general laborers and engineers.

The event is part of the 115th Labor Day celebration with a theme “Pagpugay sa Manggagawang Pilipino: Dangal ng Lahi, Kabalikat sa Progresibong Pagbabago.”


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