Local tourism holds bright prospects for job-seekers in Northern Mindanao
February 28, 2023 at 4:41 pm, No comments
By Elvirlyn Mariño
This was stressed at a press conference held on Feb. 28, at Mallberry Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City.
The "Trabaho, Turismo, Asenso!" Job Fair on March 30-31, 2023, encourages more job seekers to apply land tourism-related establishments to join the hunt for new workers and fill their vacancies.
Under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco and Labor Secretary Bienvenido Laguesma, the Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will collaborate to launch the Philippine Tourism Job Fair themed "Trabaho, Turismo, Asenso!" to help Filipinos find work while also assisting the accommodation and service sectors in addressing labor shortages, which will lead to the tourism industry's sustained revival after the pandemic.
The DOT and DOLE Regional Offices 10 will hold the said job fair in Cagayan de Oro City on March 30 and 31, 2023, at the Limketkai Atrium, as part of the MOU.
DOT is aiming for "hiring-on-the-spot" (HOS) with an expected 500 applicants and targeting 50–60 employers and workers who will be hired on the spot, said Marie Elaine S. Unchuan, regional director of DOT-10
The DOLE, on the other hand, addresses the needs of every job seeker and also helps to increase the economy, said Albert E. Gutib, DOLE-10 Regional Director.
This March, thousands of job seekers are expected to flock to Cagayan de Oro City for the Job Fair for a chance at employment in the tourism industry.
Positions in the following fields will be open:
Administration, accounting, marketing, human resources, front office, support staff, MICE operators, food and beverages, kitchen or food production, and housekeeping will be available to qualified job seekers.
Limit number of applications
There is no limit on the number of applications job seekers can submit during the event. Also, there is no area requirement for the job fair. Job seekers outside Cagayan de Oro City are welcome to join the event and apply.