The Department of Tourism (DOT)-10, in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-10, will launch the “Trabaho, Turismo, Asenso!” Philippine Tourism Job Fair, March 30-31, 2023, at the Limketkai Atrium, Cagayan de Oro City.
Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco and Labor Secretary Bienvenido Laguesma recently signed an agreement called a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The main goal of the MOU is to help the tourism industry find more jobs and get its workers back to work so that it can recover from the losses caused by the pandemic.
As stated in the MOU, the Regional Offices of DOT and DOLE will work together with the Public Employment Service Offices (PESO) in local government units to run the job fairs, collect relevant job posting information from partner establishments, verify their credibility, and supervise them while following the rules set by the agencies.
“The Trabaho, Turismo, Asenso Job Fairs will help our fellow Filipinos find jobs while helping the accommodation and services sectors address workforce shortages, resulting in the continued recovery of the tourism industry as a whole,” said Frasco during the MOA signing.
In September 2022, the first part of the job fair went well, and over 9,000 people looked for work in Pasay, Cebu, and Davao. Some were recruited on the spot, while others were considered nearly hired.
This March, thousands of job seekers are expected to flock to Cagayan de Oro for the job fair for a chance at employment in the tourism industry. Positions in the following fields: administration, accounting, marketing, human resource, front office, support staff, MICE operators, food and beverages, kitchen or food production, and housekeeping will be available to qualified job seekers.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What are the job opportunities available at the “Trabaho, Turismo, Asenso” Philippine Tourism Job Fair?
- Several tourism-related job opportunities are available at the — including positions in administration, accounting, marketing, human resource, front office, support staff, MICE operators, food and beverages, kitchen or food production, and housekeeping.
Who are qualified to join the job fair?
- Everyone looking for work, particularly in the tourism industry, is encouraged to apply at the job fair.
What is the requirement needed to bring?
- Job seekers should prepare their resume, application letter, 2×2 ID picture, and additional copies of each item. They should prepare more if they intend to apply for several companies and positions, They must also have a pen with them, especially if employers want them to fill out forms.