By Mike Crismundo
BUTUAN CITY – Eight thousand (8,000) local and overseas employment opportunities are available to jobseekers at the Provincial Training Center, Capitol Compound, in this region’s premier and capital city next week (June 13), the region’s labor department reported Tuesday.
The mega jobs fair is in relation of the agency’s Negosyo, Kabuhayan (TNK) job and business fair.
Regional Director Chona M. Mantilla of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE 13) said a total of 15 companies committed to participate as of reporting time, for local employment while 5 overseas companies and recruitment agencies also pledged to join the TNK activity.
The local jobs with the most number of vacancies are in the fields of construction, transportation, and sales.
Some of the vacancies in the construction industry are CIP installers, welders, masons/finishing masons, carpenters, painters, steel men, tinsmith and tile setter.
Other vacancies are drivers and mechanics.
For those seeking overseas employment, some positions are for service/hotel workers, general labor/technician, hospital workers, nurses, engineers, labor workers, sales personnel, and carpenters.
Some line agencies of the government are also participating during the TNK activity.
Meanwhile, Director Mantilla also reported that some P52 million livelihood projects are allocated for the year 2018.
“P10 million of this was already released to different beneficiaries spread all over Caraga region,” she said.
Recently, 99 members of Rural Workers Associations in Marihatag town, Surigao del Sur, received livelihood assistance. The Ipil-ipil Women’s Organization, Canonocan Women’s Organization and Purok Hospital Women’s Organization also were among the recipients of livelihood assistance, she said.
Some of their livelihood projects are dressmaking and tailoring, small scale egg production and Small Scale Laundry Shop, Director Mantilla said.
These livelihood programs are in support of the government’s thrust to reduce poverty through livelihood in order to help the workers and the private enterprises adjust to the growing competitive environment, she added.