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ILOILO CITY – More than 30,000 job vacancies are available for jobseekers on Labor Day Job Fair on May 1, Labor 6 Regional Director Ponciano M. Ligutom reported today.

Ligutom said that, to date, 76 local companies, and 31 overseas recruitment agencies have already submitted their vacancies which signaled their intention to join the job fairs that would be held simultaneously in Iloilo and Bacolod Cities.

It is expected that on May 1 more than a hundred local companies will join in the job fair.

In Iloilo City, two venues were identified- Amigo Plaza Mall in Delgado-Iznart Streets and SM City Mall in Mandurriao while in Negros Occidental, the venue is at SM City Mall in Bacolod City.

Ligutom said that in Iloilo City all Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) joining in the job fair will be placed at the Amigo Plaza Mall while the rest of the local companies and overseas recruitment agencies will be accommodated at SM City Mall in Mandurriao.

For local employment alone, more than 5,000 jobs are up for grab such as openings for Food Technologist, Secretary, Merchandiser, Front Desk Clerk, Farm Technician, Farm Helper, Teachers, BSED Major in Physics, Office Staff, Technician, Hardware and Networking Assistant, Account Officers, Managers, Compliance Officer, Internal Auditor, Company Drivers, Cashiers, Account Executive, Food and Beverage, Housekeeping Staff, Research Analyst, Graphic Artist, Dining Crew, Production Crew Pastry Chef, Warehouseman, and Service Personnel, among others.

There are openings for Operations and Marketing personnel for Bacolod and Iloilo Cities, Area Sales Coordinators for Negros and Panay, Instructors in English, Nursing, Science, Social Science and Math, Nurses, preferably NCLEX-RN Passers with or without experiences, Electricians, Serviceman, Credit Officer, Barista, Bartenders, Steward and Drivers.

Most of the jobs are from companies engaged in retail service like F & C Group of Companies, SM City Iloilo, SM City (SM City Iloilo Cinema snackbar), Next Trade Philippines, Inc. Northstar Meat Merchants, Souther Synergy Sales Marketing, Toyota Iloilo, Inc., Baby Company, F & E Enterprises, Inc., I Public Computer Sales Center, Vismin Plastic Center and Meridan Enterprises.

Taytay Sa Kauswagan, Inc., Valiant Bank, Banco San Enrique, Sarabia Manor Hotel & Convention Center, Boracay Ocean Bay Resort and Café, Katuwang Resource Center, Inc., Fortune Medicare Inc., Team Micro Credit Corp., Steel Art Billboards Inc., Universal Robina Corporation - Sugar Division SONEDCO and VIL-MAG Management and General Services, to name a few.

For overseas employment, more than 25,000 job openings are at stake for professionals like engineers, nurses, teachers, and skilled workers such as construction workers, pipefitters, riggers, cooks, restaurant managers, factory workers, millwright, restaurant workers and electricians, among others.

Ligutom advised job applicants to pre-register with PhilJobnet at, the government’s online job and skills matching portals, or log on This will prevent overcrowding the registration area during the job fair.

They may also go to the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) Iloilo City or at SM City DOLE designated area for manual registration.

This year’s Labor Day job fair will be made possible in partnership with the Philippine Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Inc. (PCCII), through its President Joe Marie Agriam, Chairman of 2012 Job Fair Committee, the Philippine Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Inc. (PCCCII), and other business & workers’ groups like the Iloilo Multi-Sectoral Business Orgn., Inc., (IMSBOI), Iloilo Business Club (IBC), Federation of Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII), Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Inc. (FCCCII), Federation of Filipino Workers (FFW), NACUSIP-TUCP, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and PESO-Iloilo City and Province.

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