The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), through the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Bureau of Local Employment, DOLE-NCR and the National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO) will conduct a three-day Pre-Registration Activity on March 13, 14, and 15, in preparation to the Job and Livelihood Fair scheduled on 28 March 2017 at the Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC) in Agham Road, Quezon City.
Target of the Job-cum-Livelihood Fair are all displaced OFWs residing in NCR and Regions 3 and 4-A from the nine (9) big firms in KSA namely; Mohammed al-Mojil Group (MMG), Saudi Bin Laden Group of Companies (SBG), Saudi Oger Ltd. (SOL), Mohammad Hameed Al-Bargash & Bros.Trading & Construction, Aluminum Company (ALUMCO L.L.C.), Rajeh H. Al Merri Contracting & Trading Company, Fawzi Salah-Al Nairani Contracting Company, Arabtec Construction L.L.C., and Real Estate Development and Investment Company. Interested OFWs from among the 9 firms listed above may opt to pre-register through on-line registration by logging on to philjobnet.gov.ph, where the OFWs will be guided on the registration procedures; or through off-line (manual) pre-registration by personally visiting the following offices: OWWA Central Office at OWWA Center, 7th Street, corner F.B. Harrison, Pasay City; DOLE Assist WELL Center at the POEA, EDSA corner Ortigas Avenue, Mandaluyong City; National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO), Blas F. Ople Building, Solana corner Victoria St., Intramuros, Manila, Public Employment and the Service Office (PESO)- Local Government Units PESO-LGUs) in NCR, Region 3 and Region 4-A.
The printed pre-registration stubs obtained during the 3 day- pre-registration system shall serve as the pre-registered applicants’ passes upon entering the Job Fair area at the OSHC on March 28. Walk-in applicants will also be accepted and accommodated during the event after filling out the registration forms available at the venue.
“For our initial take off on 28 March, we invited 20 recruitment agencies for overseas employment, and 20 employers for local job placement. During the event, we wish on-the-spot hiring of OFWs who opted to take another chance getting employed, or be engaged in livelihood undertakings and be their `own boss’ to those who opted to stay in the Philippines and venture into business,” OWWA Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac said.
At the same venue, a livelihood training and clinicquing assistance shall be conducted in designated training rooms at the OSHC manned by LandBank, OWWA and NRCO personnel, among others.
Job and Livelihood Fairs for stranded OFWs from other regions are also planned in the immediate future. Notably DOLE Regional Office 7 has scheduled several Job and Livelihood Fairs on March 12 at Cebu Provincial Capitol Social Hall, on March 16-17 at University of San Jose-Recoletos, Cebu City; on March 18 at Cebu City Sports Center, and Panphil B. Frasco Memorial Sports Complex, and on March 20 at Mandaue City Sports Complex.
Cacdac invites all OFWs formerly employed in the said firms in KSA to grab the opportunity to enroll in the pre-registration dates in order to facilitate the employment process.