In an interview, the regional director revealed that DOLE expects the bulk of job seekers to flock the office a day or two after graduation.
DOLE is addressing this yearly trend by scheduling job fairs regionwide beginning this month all the way to December.
“As early as now we want to inform Bicolanos especially the graduating class that we have scheduled several job fairs. This is to help them find a job quickly,” RD Lacambra said.
DOLE's job fair schedule includes three major job fairs: the Magayon Jobs Fair sponsored by the Provincial PESO of Albay on the last week of April, the simultaneous Labor Day Mega Jobs Fair at SM City Naga and Legazpi City, and the Independence Day Jobs Fair in Naga City sponsored by Metro Naga PESO.
Aside from the three major job fairs initiated by the regional office, DOLE Bicol also has several job fairs in cooperation with different municipal- and school-based PESOs.
These include the following:
March 19 - Ground Floor Lobby, City Hall Annes, Tabaco City, Albay - PESO Tabaco
March 21 - SL Expansion Bldg., Ramon Santos St., Brgy 33, Peñaranda, Legazpi City, Albay -
Southern Luzon Technological Colleges Foundation, Inc. (SLTCFI)
April 28 - Malinao Covered Court, Malinao Albay - PESO Malinao
April 15 - Bato Multi-Purpose Bldg., Bato, Catanduanes - PESO Bato
April & Oct. - Little Theater, Provincial Capitol, Daet, Camarines Norte - PESO Cam. Norte
May & Sept. - Municipal Hall, Labo, Camarines Norte - PESO Labo
May - Municipal Hall, Bulan, Sorsogon - PESO Bulan
May - Capitol Dome, Virac, Catanduanes - PESO Catanduanes
June 28 - Municipal Hall, Vinzons, Cam. Norte - PESO Vinzons
June - Municipal Hall, J. Panganiban, Cam. Norte - PESO Jose Panganiban
July - Municipal Hall, Bulan, Sorsogon - PESO Bulan
September - Municipal Hall, Irosin, Sorsogon - PESO Irosin
Aug. 13 - Municipal Hall, Capalonga, Camarines Norte - PESO Capalonga
October - Capitol Compound, Provincial Government of Sorsogon - Provincial PESO Sorsogon
November - Plaza San Andres, San Andres, Catanduanes - PESO San Andres
December - Plaza Rizal, Virac, Catanduanes - PESO Virac
DOLE Bicol asst. reg. dir. Atty. Ma. Karina Perida-Trayvilla said that attending a Job Fair is still the most economical, practical and easiest way of landing a job.
“In one day you can apply to at least 5-10 companies joining the job fair. Compare that against the hassle of going from one company to another just to apply. We advice graduating students to calendar our job fairs and take advantage of these for it is the fastest way to find jobs that are best suited to their qualifications and abilities,”ARD Ma. Karina Perida-Trayvilla explained.