If you’re in between jobs or struck with a bad case of LBM (Looking for Better Management), check out the “Build, Build, Build” program of the government.
According to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), “Build, Build, Build,” has more than 30,000 vacancies for Filipinos. And they’re making those vacancies available through a job fair to be held this Sunday.
The fair, called “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs,” will be staged at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on August 12, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Organized by Construction Industry Authority of the Philippines (CIAP), a DTI subsidiary that serves as the central authority of the construction industry in the country, the job fair will try to fill up the vacancies required to pursue the different infrastructure programs initiated by the government.
Who can fill these Jobs, Jobs, Jobs?
The CIAP said the job fair “is open to all and caters to blue and white-collar workers looking for employment in the construction industry.”
According to the Philippine News Agency (PNA), job applicants can apply for vacancies for architects, engineers, finishing masons, finishing carpenters, heavy equipment operators, tile setters, welders, as well as for others with construction-related skills.
“There will also be vacancies in companies and government agencies involved in the ‘Build, Build, Build’ to be offered,” the PNA said. “These employment opportunities include research and development, sales and marketing, communications and public relations, legal, computer and information technology, security, and accounting and finance.”
To assure the validity of the job postings, vacancies are supplied by contractors registered with Philippine Overseas Construction Board and the Philippine Contractors Accreditation Board.
In addition to booths from different companies accredited by the government, other agencies have also set up various stations that will serve as a one-stop shop for all the documentary requirements without the need to leave the venue.
The 30,000 jobs promised by the “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs” program is part of the government’s agenda to push the number of Filipinos employed by the Build, Build, Build program.
4 million workers and more in the construction industry
Last week, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) proudly announced that the Duterte administration’s infrastructure program was the one responsible for bumping up the number of people employed by the construction industry to more than four million workers.
According to DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III, “Build, Build, Build” should be credited for close to 500,000 jobs in the industry alone, citing that the rapid increase is due to the numerous infrastructure programs started during Duterte’s presidency.
“The construction sector is the largest contributor to employment among the industry subsections during the period and we believed the ‘Build, Build, Build’ infrastructure program is the main driver of growth,” Bello said.
Last April, DOLE’s Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) said that the surge of employment in the construction industry helped reduce employment from 5.7 percent last year to 5.5 percent this year.
“The construction sector likely benefitted from the recent surge in public construction, while employment in manufacturing was supported by upbeat investment in the sector where it is one of the country’s biggest recipient of foreign investment for the period April to November 2017,” said the ILS in its report.
What if you miss the job fair?
If you can’t go to the Jobs, Jobs, Jobs fair this Sunday, worry not because the government has created an employment portal for all the vacancies created by the ‘Build, Build, Build’ program. Under the website build.gov.ph, aspiring workers can check for all employment opportunities that are created in line with the different projects of the government.
The portal host’s jobs from different contractors and subcontractors that are involved with the different big-ticket infrastructure programs promised by the Duterte administration.
Like the job fair, thousands of jobs are available in sectors like construction, as well as related fields like marketing, information technology, human resources, and other sectors.