Provincial Director Ma. Victoria Mondragon of the Department of Labor and Employment in Negros Occidental said yesterday that there are 27,775 work vacancies available for Negrenses in the job fair slated for Independence Day.
Mondragon said of the 27,775, there are 22,450 for overseas employment while the rest are from local companies.
She said the job fair on Friday will be participated in by 15 overseas recruitment agencies and 22 local firms.
The pre-registration for the job fair ended yesterday but the total number of participants was not yet available last night.
Mondragon said they will still accommodate those who did not join the pre-registration but those who have pre-registered will be given priority.
The Independence Day job fair will start at 9 a.m. Friday at the fountain area of Robinson’s Place Bacolod.
Meanwhile, Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz of the Department of Labor and Employment lauded Overseas Filipino Workers yesterday during the commemoration of the Migrant Workers’ Day.
Baldoz said the country was faced with challenges on improving the economy and migrant workers contributed a lot to achieve it. She said the government is ready to provide services and programs for national reintegration for returning OFWs.
The migrant workers’ day is centered on the theme “Magkasangga Para sa Kapakanan, Kabuhayan, at Kalusugan Para sa OFW” that emphasizes the efforts of the government to recognize their contribution in the improvement of the economy.
The National Reintegration Center for OFWs, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration and other agencies have livelihood programs for returning migrant workers.*APN
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