Tuesday, June 19, 2007


As a gift to the Filipino people on Independence Day, the Department of Labor and Employment staged a major job fair along the grounds of Rizal Park which offered 30,000 local and overseas job employment opportunities, including vacancies for overseas Filipino seamen.


posted by Señor Enrique at 7:18 AM


Blogger carlotta said...

we should have these job fairs more often to help those looking for a job. there are many more out there needing one.

June 19, 2007 9:44 AM  

Blogger Ean said...

one question: do you edit your photos?

June 19, 2007 10:23 AM  

Anonymous niceheart said...

I think that's a good gift to our kababayans.

It's also been raining here.

June 19, 2007 12:23 PM  

Anonymous kyels said...

It's a good opportunity for those who are seeking for employments!


Job fairs are good, usually.

June 19, 2007 12:33 PM  

Anonymous TruBlue said...

Not trying to be harsh to some of these job seekers, but if I'm not a degree holder, might be better off peddling banana-Q on the streets than waste my time on these applications.
With overflowing college grads, and nowhere to put them, almost all jobs now require a degree. What a country. It just saddens me. Goodhealth and take your flu shots, rainy days is here....

June 19, 2007 1:30 PM  

Anonymous Major Tom said...

Wow! 30,000 job vacancies. Now that's a lot. I hope its like this everyday so that our population won't be generally jobless and moneyless...

June 19, 2007 2:23 PM  

Blogger BW said...

Inspiring to see a job fair in Pinas, as informal as it looks. One thing that I would like to see is a more equity in terms of age and gender. As they say, once you're in the mid -thirties it is darn difficult to get a job :(

June 19, 2007 7:14 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

I agree with you, Carla. What's goos about this particular job fair is that they also included many menial jobs as well for those with lesser education, so there were openings for those from many walks of life, not just for nurses, engineers, seamen and etc.

June 19, 2007 7:15 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Yes I do, Ean -- the basic contrast and cropping. I haven't gotten into Photoshop just yet since I want to further hone my skills first in the actual photographing.

June 19, 2007 7:17 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

I wish, Irene, that many who showed up found themselves jobs as they've expected :)

There's rain here, too, but, only they last only a short time; no major storms, yet, thank God!

June 19, 2007 7:18 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Yes, Kyels, a wonderful opportunity indeed to those desperately seeking better paying jobs :)

June 19, 2007 7:19 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

What's veb sadder, TruBlue, is that many colleges here in Manila merely churns out college graduates, but their level of academic quality is hardly on the same level as our better schools.

I'm actually recuperating from another bout with the flu :(

June 19, 2007 7:21 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

I agree, Major Tom. Most important, not that many will have to go abroad and leave their loved ones behind.

June 19, 2007 7:22 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Not to mention, BW, that it is quite legal here to state in the ad which gender you seek and your preferred age range of applicants. You may also require attachment of pictures on their resumes -- blatant violations of equal opportunity employment laws in the States.

June 19, 2007 7:26 PM  

Blogger Ean said...

You're not yet pro? I find that hard to believe. Hehe... Great photos. I'll stop by whenever I can. ^_^

June 19, 2007 9:01 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

There's so much to know and learn in this field, Ean! I'd probably spend the rest of life continually studying it.


June 20, 2007 7:26 AM  

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