As part of the government efforts to ease unemployment, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) jointly launched the online job and business fair Trabaho Negosyo Kabuhayan (TNK).

ofw - ‘Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan’ job and business fair launched online
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The labor department said the online event features close to 10,000 vacant positions in both private and public sectors.

It offers a broad spectrum of employment opportunities from technical support to medical health care personnel and administrative staff.

In a statement on Thursday, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said, the program gives jobseekers access to “online employment facilitation and entrepreneurial options.”

“This is  purposely for displaced workers, returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), K-12 graduates, persons with disabilities (PWDs), and senior citizens,” he added.

In accordance with Republic Act 11261 or the First Time Job Seekers Assistance Act, he said,  first time job seekers and those in need of pre-employment requirements can use the One-Stop-Shop Service that is also available in the TNK webpage, which will direct them to proper agencies, to address their concerns.

“This is another good news to  those in need of pre-employment requirements such as Police/ NBI/ Barangay clearance, birth certificate, marriage certificate, tax account number , and the like, are exempted from paying fees”, Bello said

Assistant Secretary and concurrent Bureau of Local Employment (BLE) Director Dominique Tutay said that on top of employment opportunities, the TNK webpage connects  jobseekers to online lectures and seminars offered by DOLE, DTI and other participating agencies.

She added that online skills training opportunities from Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) will be available to those who want to upgrade their competencies while seeking employment.

Tutay said a list of entrepreneurship opportunities and useful information on how to become a successful business owner, is also included in the webpage for those who want to tap their entrepreneurial talents.

The job openings may be accessed through http://www.ble.dole.gov.ph/index.php/TNK.

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