Job fair organizers and key players will have to conform to new standards and requirements after the Department of Labor and Employment issued Department Order No. 3, series of 2011, or the Revised Guidelines for the Conduct of Job Fair.

Amending D.O. No. 2, series of 2001, the new guidelines aim to ensure the efficient and effective conduct of job fairs through the rationalization and establishment of standards in the requirements and procedures in securing job permits.

“The guidelines clearly define the roles and responsibilities of government agencies and entities before, during and after the holding of job fair,” DOLE 1 Director Henry John Jalbuena said, adding that these will ensure the effectiveness of the employment service strategy and protect jobseekers from unscrupulous or fake recruiters.

He said the guidelines apply to all job fairs and any similar activity conducted in a specific venue involving recruitment and placement of workers and participated in by more than one employer or recruitment agency whether for local or overseas employment.

Relative to the new guidelines, DOLE 1 met recently with the Regional Federation of Public Employment Services Officers to enjoin its support in ensuring wider information dissemination.

“PESOs are the front line service providers in the whole Job Fair Program,” Jalbuena said.

The PESOs are the implementing entities in the conduct of job fairs.  Under the guidelines, PESOs are tasked to ensure that all job fairs conducted in their jurisdiction are done in accordance with the prescribed systems, standards and procedures.

They are also required to prepare and submit to the concerned DOLE Field Office monthly calendar of job fairs and reports.  ASV

Last Updated on March 10, 2022 by lopezhn