Job fairs not spared from illegal recruiters

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Saturday, June 14, 2014

JOB fairs organized by the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) are not spared from infiltration by illegal recruiters.

In a recent interview, Dole–National Capital Region (NCR) acting Director Nelson Hornilla admitted that in previous job fairs, they managed to net illegal recruitment activities.

"There were instances where you can see some that are distributing leaflets that are not with those registered employers that are participating in the job fair… in previous job fairs, we found some of them," said Hornilla.

He said this is the reason why it is important that organizers of job fairs police the event since it is not free from illegal recruitment activities.

"That is what we are closely monitoring during the job fair… when we find them, we invite them and ask them to leave the premises," said Hornilla citing previous experiences.

Last Tuesday, the Dole-NCR held the annual Independence Day Job Fair at the South Drive, Luneta Park in Manila, where over 35,000 local and overseas jobs were offered to job seekers.

Aside from the said job fair, Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said more than 30 job fairs are still set to be held for the rest of June across the country.

These include:

National Capital Region: 13 June 2014--Mega Job Fair, Caloocan North City Hall, hosted by Caloocan City PESO; 18 June--Caloocan City South Job Fair, Maypajo Area, Caloocan City Hall South, also hosted by PESO; 19 June--Malabon City Mini Job Fair, Amphitheater, Malabon City Hall, hosted by PESO Malabon; Mega Job Fair at Caloocan South (Main) City Hall; and 26 June--Caloocan City North Job Fair, Caloocan City Hall North, hosted by PESO Caloocan;

Ilocos Region: 14 June--Pangasinan PESO Mini Job Fair, Alvear St., East, Lingayen, Pangasinan; 20 June--Batac City Job Fair, hosted by Batac City LGU; Central Luzon: 13 June--Kalayaan Job Fair, Municipality of Zaragosa, hosted by PESO Zaragosa; 20 June--City Job Fair, Waltermart, MacArthur Highway, San Agustin, San Fernando City, Pampanga, hosted by the City's PESO; 27 June--Paniqui Municipal Job Fair, Municipal Covered Court, Paniqui, Tarlac, hosted by PESO Paniqui; Bicol Region: 20 June--Tabaco City Job Fair, Tabaco City Terrace, hosted by Tabaco City PESO; and Job Fair, Central Plaza Mall, Barangay Lag-on, Daet, Camarines Norte, hosted by Daet LGU;

Western Visayas: 25 June--Malay, Aklan Job Fair, Malay Sports Complex, Poblacion, Malay, Aklan, hosted by Malay PESO; Central Visayas: 14 June--Barangay Mabolo Job Fair, Cebu City; 18 June--Jobs Bridging, Cebu City; 22 June--Overseas Job Fair, Capitol Grounds, hosted by Province of Cebu PESO; and 28 June--67th Mega Job Fair, Cebu City, hosted by DMDP;

Zamboanga Peninsula: 13 June--Job Fair, Dumalinao Gymnasium, hosted by Dumalinao LGU/Dole; and 18 June--Job Fair, City Commercial Center, Pagadian City, hosted by Pagadian LGU and Dole; Northern Mindanao: 27 June--Hapsay Job Fair, City Tourism Hall, Cagayan de Oro City, hosted by CDO PESO; Davao Region: 17 June--Matanao Job Fair, Municipal Gym, Matanao, Davao del Sur, hosted by Matanao LGU; and Montevista Job Fair, Municipal Plaza, Montevista, Compostela Valley, hosted by Municipality of Montevista, Compostela Valley Province; 19 June--Sta. Maria Job Fair, Municipal Gym, Sta. Maria, Davao del Sur, hosted by Sta. Maria LGU; 20 June--Maco Job Fair, Maco Municipal Gym, Maco, Compostela Valley Province, hosted by Maco PESO; 59th Araw ng Magugpo Poblacion Job Fair, Tagum City Pavilion Cultural and Trade Center, hosted by Tagum City PESO; and 21 June--Nograles Mini Job Fair, Mabini Elementary School Covered Court, Bangkal, Davao City, hosted by Office of Cong. Karlo Nograles; and Caraga Region: 13-14 June--Naligayan Jobs Fair, Naligayan Cultural Center, Patin-ay, Prosperidad, Agusan Del Sur, hosted by Agusan del Sur Provincial LGU; 16 June--San Miguel Job Fair, San Miguel Municipal Hall, hosted by San Miguel LGU, Surigao del Sur; 18 June--Taganaan Job Fair, Municipal Gymnasium, Taganaan, Surigao del Norte, hosted by Surigao del Norte PESO; 20-21 June--San Francisco Municipal Job Fair, San Francisco Gymnasium, hosted by SFADS LGU; and 23 June--Tandag City Job Fair, Tandag City Gym, hosted by Tandag City LGU. (HDT/Sunnex)

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