TACLOBAN CITY-At least 6, 786 job opening for both local and overseas employment are out for grabs on May 1 in Eastern Visayas as the region will hold its labor day celebration, said Department of Labor and Employment Regional Director Elias Cayanong.

“The job fair will be held in two key cities, Tacloban and Ormoc,” Cayaong told reporters during Wednesday’s press briefing.

This year’s Labor Day celebration is on the theme: “Disenting Trabaho at Kabuhayan, Alay Natin sa Bayan.”

In Tacloban, the event will be at the Tacloban Convention Center with the participation of 70 local employers looking for 1, 780 new applicants to fill up various positions, while for overseas employers are 12 recruitment agencies offering 3,914 job orders.

The job fair in Ormoc, in partnership with the local government, has 12 establishments offering 402 vacancies for local employment, and six agencies (Al Khaleej, Innovative, Jopman, Eastwest, Ruru, 1st Northern) for overseas with 1,092 vacancies.

Summary of vacancies include government service: DOLE, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, and Department of Social Welfare and Development).

Professional: nurses, med- tech, rad-tech, midwives, instructors, accountants, site engineers, agriculturist, branch managers, marketing assistant.

Cashier/ tellers/data encoders: Accounting clerk, stock clerk, Salesmen, Account officers and Customers Service Agent.
Driver/mechanic: Welders, computer technician, autobody builders, auto painters and truck drivers.

Sales worker: Sales representative, assistant store manager, service crew, sales associates, merchandise, warehouse supervisor, credit counsellors, waiter, waitress and cook.

Meanwhile, OWWA regional director Norma C. Del Rosario announced that this year’s four passers of the Education for Development Scholarship Qualifying Examination: Katrina Marie B. Bollozos of Maasin city, Aramis A. Corullo of Ormoc city, Angelica B. Rostata of Naval, Biliran and Stephanie Ann S. Serilo of Calbayog city, Samar.

Also, DOLE assistant regional director Exequiel Ronie Guzman said that as of 2014 data for the Yolanda Recovery and Rehabilitation Plan, they have released Php106.26 million for 13,665 beneficiaries, and another Php34.81 million for DOLE Integrated Livelihood Emergency and Employment Programs covering 7,279 beneficiaries. The total amount reached Php141.26 million.

During the Labor day event, there will be also releasing of livelihood grants totaling to Php37.51 million covering DOLE (Php37.18 million) and OWWA (PHP332.5 million), followed by a TESDA free skills demo on hair cutting, massage therapy, manicure and pedicure.