ZAMBOANGA CITY, February 11, 2021 – It’s only two days until the Dia de Amor, Trabaho, Negosyo at Kasanayan Job Fair in Zamboanga Ecozone. For the job seekers’ convenience, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) 9 announced that they will provide “Libreng Sakay” or free rides to applicants who will join the job fair. 

Regional Director Atty. Roy L. Buenafe gave the details on the said libreng sakay.

“Those who wish to avail the free ride must already be at the assembly area which is the Zamboanga City Hall on February 13, 2021 from 7:00 to 9:00 AM. From there, the busses will convey the job seekers to the job fair venue.

 At exactly 4:00 PM, job seekers must again converge in front of the Ecozone Admin Building to catch a free ride going to City Hall.”

The Libreng Sakay is made possible with the help of Local Government Unit of Zamboanga City headed by Mayor Isabelle “Beng”Climaco-Salazar, Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) headed by Association President Jerry Perez, D’ Biel Transportation Company and Dakak Beach Park and Beach Resort.

Various Barangay Councils will also provide libreng sakay to their constituents using L300 vehicles. Job seekers may coordinate with their respective barangay officials to get full details on this free service. 

“As of today, we already have more than 1,000 online registrants and we are still expecting more before the pre-registration closes at 12 noon on February 12, 2021,” Director Buenafe said. 

Jobseekers may still pre-register to the event by filling out an online form at www.dole9.org/jfm and clicking “Pre-Register Now”. 

Director Buenafe advises job seekers to prepare the following application documents: multiple copies of bio data/resume or curriculum vitae in multiple copies, 2×2 ID pictures, certificates of employment for those who were previously employed, diploma and/or transcript of records and an authenticated birth certificate.

“We will be very strict in upholding the COVID-19 health protocols so please bring and wear your facemask and face shields with you all throughout the day. If you can bring alcohol and snacks, the better.” 

The Dia de Amor TNK Job Fair will offer a total of 3,145 local jobs from 15 employers. It aims to facilitate employment opportunities to Zamboanguenos, most of whom experienced job loss due to the pandemic. END

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