A total of 13,000 local and overseas jobs are available at the Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan (TNK) job and business fair today, Monday, March 26, at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.
A total of 97 local and overseas employers are participating in the fair organized by the the Department of Labor and Employment.
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III invited returning overseas Filipino workers and new graduates to the one-day fair.
A total of 5,000 job orders in eight countries will be offered by 11 participating recruitment agencies.
Among the vacancies are jobs for nurses, engineers (civil and electrical), service crew, cleaners, factory workers, construction workers, welder, laborer, carpenter, and operator.
The countries of deployment are the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, Qatar, Brunei, Bangladesh, Taiwan, Brazil, and United Arab Emirates.
Of the 8,000 vacancies for local employment, most are for the positions of sales clerk or assistant, driver, service crew, cashier, and stock clerk. In the construction industry, the top local vacancies are for the positions of masons, carpenters, steel man, and rebar man.
The Metro Manila Development Authority also has vacancies for traffic constables or enforcers. Applicants for the MMDA positions must be 21 to 40 years old; at least 5 feet, 4 inches in height for males and 5 feet, 2 inches for females; physically fit, and willing to undergo the prescribed 15-day training program.
Meanwhile, accredited technical-vocational schools in Pasay City will also be offering around 700 skills training scholarships in beauty care, caregiving, wellness (hilot), housekeeping, auto-mechanic, cookery, driving, and motorcycle technician.
There will be pre-employment documentary services to be offered by Philippine Statistics Authority, PhilHealth, Pag-Ibig, National Bureau of Investigation, Social Security System, and Bureau of Internal Revenue.
For OFW returnees, they are advised to bring passport or any documents or proof that they previously had overseas employment.