DOLE to Hold Nationwide Job Fairs and Extend Aid in the Philippines on Labor Day
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced last Tuesday that it will hold nationwide job fairs and Kadiwa events on May 1 in celebration of Labor Day.
DOLE cited that the activities that will be conducted in 16 regional sites will have the theme “Pabahay, Bilihing Abot-Presyo, Benepisyo ng Matatag na Trabaho Para sa Manggagawang Pilipino” to celebrate next month’s holiday.
Moreover, DOLE stated, “This early, the Department is encouraging jobseekers to be ready with their application requirements, such as resume or curriculum vitae, certificate of employment for those formerly employed, diploma, and transcript of records.”
Several SM and Robinson’s malls nationwide will be hosting job fair activities. In addition, the sites will also hold Kadiwa activities to provide affordable necessities to Labor Day participants.
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) launched the Kadiwa program as a joint initiative to assist agriculture suppliers in selling their products to consumers without the need for trader intermediaries.
DOLE also discussed that it would be conducting the simultaneous nationwide payout of assistance and salaries to the beneficiaries of its different programs during the Labor Day activities next month.
These programs launched by the DOLE include Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) program, the Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES), and the Government Internship Program (GIP).
Furthermore, the announcement of the National Labor and Employment road map, which was initially one of the highlights of DOLE’s Labor Day celebration next month, may now be postponed to a later date.
DOLE Secretary Bienvenido E. Laguesmsa discussed in a text message, “The National Labor and Employment [road map] will still be subjected to further consultation and high level round table discussion this month. So it might not be completed by May 1 as the results of the Luzon-Visayas and Mindanao consultation will have to be consolidated.”
The road map will consist of the DOLE’s targets and priority initiatives in line with the Philippine Development Plan 2023-2028.