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Jobs, business opportunities highlight 2017 Labor Day celebration

This year’s Labor Day celebration will be highlighted by job and business fairs, the Department of Labor and Employment-Regional Office No. I today announced. 

Regional Director Nathaniel V. Lacambra said the labor agency will adopt the Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan (TNK), a collaboration with the Department of Trade and Industry on employment generation and facilitation. 

He said three job and business fairs will be held on May 1 at three venues, namely, Robinsons Place, San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte; CB Mall, Urdaneta City, and Lingayen, Pangasinan. 

“We make it easy and fast for jobseekers to find jobs that fit their qualifications, interests and career inclinations; while we continue to review our entrepreneurship and livelihood programs to improve our assistance to those seeking livelihood and want to venture into entrepreneurial activities,” the regional director said. 

This year’s theme, “Matatag na Kabuhayan at Trabaho Tungo sa Progresibong Pagbabago”, underscores the agency’s role in the achievement of decent work and economic growth as enshrined in the TNK.  The said concept is a blueprint in achieving full employment at 5% unemployment rate by creating 7.5 million jobs mainly in key employment generating sectors (KEGS) specifically in the manufacturing, agri-business, construction, tourism, IT-BPM, transportation and logistics, and retail trade. 

One-stop employment and legal services will also be made available by agencies such as POEA, OWWA, TESDA, PRC, NCMB, NLRC, RTWBP, SSS, Philhealth and Pag-IBIG for more comprehensive services to job seekers, new graduates and workers re-entering the labor market. 


 “The general public is encouraged to participate in the celebrations and take advantage of the opportunities and services which are offered by our participating agencies and employers,” Director Lacambra finally said.  END/Arly Sta. Ana-Valdez

RD Nat V. Lacambra
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