ZAMBOANGA CITY, June 7, 2023— Over 3,409 job vacancies will be offered in the Araw ng Kalayaan Job Fair, after the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) 9 posted the announcement on Facebook, yesterday, June 7, 2023.

According to DOLE 9 Regional Director Albert E. Gutib, as Independence Day draws near, DOLE and its partners are gearing up for the job fair on June 12, 2023 at KCC Mall de Zamboanga East Wing Activity Center, this City from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

“We are offering our jobseekers an incredible opportunity to explore over 3,409 job vacancies from 37 top-notch employers for both local and overseas, all in one venue,” said Gutib.

Topping the list for available occupations are nurses, production workers, service crew, delivery workers, household workers and hotel staff among others.

“Applicants may pre-register through the Job Fair Manager accessible via , an online system with a user-friendly interface that makes it easier to navigate the job fair online process.

The employers and vacancies are posted so they can choose the positions that match their qualifications,” Gutib shared.

He also strongly advises jobseekers to prepare multiple copies of application documents: resume or curriculum vitae, such as 2×2 ID pictures, certificates of employment for those who were previously employed, diploma and/or transcript of records and an authenticated birth certificate.

Moreover, applicants are advised to wear appropriate attire for the interview to appear presentable to employers.

A one-stop-shop of services will be in place to cater to the needs of clients on the same day. The OSS is composed of the following agencies: Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), PHILPOST, Social Security System (SSS), PHILHEALTH, PAG-IBIG, Philippine Business for Education (PBED), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Philippine Red Cross (PRC), National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB), Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC), Employees Compensation Commission (ECC), National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) and Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB).

Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) will offer services such as manicure, pedicure, haircut and massage.

Moreover, as a way of celebrating the World Day Against Child Labor, a learning session with parents of child laborers will be conducted in the same venue and a series of contests to raise awareness about the cause.

Some 50 Child laborers will likewise benefit from Project Angel Tree, providing an array of social services that range from food, clothing, educational assistance or school supplies, and even work and training opportunities made available by sponsors or benefactors (‘angels’) to child laborers and their families.END