The Dept. of Labor and Employment (DOLE) as well the Dept. of Trade and Industry (DTI) recently launched through joint collaboration the ‘Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan’ online job and business fair as a way to cushion the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The online job and business fair of TNK offers an approximate amount of 10,000 job vacancies catered to both the public and private sectors.
The variety of job positions it offers include technical support, medical health care, and administrative work. Furthermore, they report it to be open to returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), K-to-12 graduates, persons with disability (PWDs), and senior citizens.
Online Job and Business Fair
In a statement, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said that the online job and business fair gives jobseekers access to “online employment facilitation and entrepreneurial options.”
In compliance to Republic Act 11261 or the First Time Job Seekers Assistance Act, Bello reports that first time job seekers and those in need of pre-employment requirements may utilize the One-Stop-Shop Service, which they can also access through the TNK webpage; it will redirect them to proper agencies, to address their concerns.
He said that people who would need pre-employment requirements would be exempt from paying fees.
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. They’re exempted from paying fees.”
Assistant Secretary and concurrent Bureau of Local Employment (BLE) Director Dominique Tutay adds that besides the employment opportunities of the online job and business fair, the TNK webpage will be able to connect jobseekers to online lectures and seminars offered by DOLE, DTI and other participating agencies.
More so, Tutay said that online skills training opportunities from Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) will be free to the public. So, anyone who show interest, or 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 vacancies may be accessed by visiting www.ble.dole.gov.ph/index.php/TNK
‘Ber’ Months in the Country’s Retail Industry
The government hopes that in the duration of the ‘Ber’ months will be time in which the economy will bounce back after the hit it took due to the sudden spike of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
Presidential spokesman Harry Roque made the statement as the government releases to the public the third phase of the National Action Plan against COVID-19 which includes the reopening of the economy while still implementing health protocols for the safety of the public.
Alam niyo po pagpasok ng ‘Ber’ months, ito po, traditionally, ang pinakamalakas pagdating sa retail.”
In Translation: You know, the ‘Ber’ months, traditionally, is the strongest when it comes to retail.
The Presidential Spokesman says that the government’s plans upon reopening the economy is a way for the sector to bounce back upon its fullest extent especially after the forecast of the Asian Development Bank that the Philippine economy may suffer the worst in Southeast Asia due to the pandemic.
So inaasahan po natin na nagbubukas tayo ng sapat para magkaroon ng maximum opportunity ang merkado na makabawi doon sa napakalalim po na pagbaba ng ating ekonomiya.”
In Translation: We expect to open just enough to give the market the maximum opportunity to bounce back up again.
The Worst Contraction in Southeast Asia
He continues to say that a certain bank said that the country will be suffering the worst contraction in the entire region of Southeast Asia.
Sabi nga ng isang bangko we will suffer the worst contraction in the whole of Southeast Asia kaya humahabol po tayo.”
In Translation: As one bank said, we’ll suffer the worst contraction in the whole of Southeast Asia; that’s why we’re trying to catch up.
Complying to the Minimum Health Protocols
The Palace official reminded the public to comply with the minimum health protocols such as the wearing of face masks and face shields, physical distancing, and proper handwashing.
Kaya po nating gawin ito, pangalagaan lang natin ang ating buhay para tayo ay makapag-hanapbuhay.”
In Translation: We can do this. Let’s just take care of ourselves so we can work.
In the previous month, the ADB claimed its report of seeing the Philippine economy posting a deeper contraction of 7.3 percent this year, lower than its previous forecast in June which was 3.8 percent.
The upcoming online job and business fair will be a blessing to many people. So, if you’re one of the people who are in dire need of a job; or if you know someone, this information can feed them with positivity!