THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said that the Province Government of Bulacan (PGB) got the highest record of Hired on the Spot (HOTS) in Region 3 during the Independence Day Kalayaan Job Fairs held in various locations in Central Luzon with the theme ‘Kalayaan. Kinabukasan. Kasaysayan’.
In partnership with the DOLE and Department of Migrant Workers, the PGB through the Provincial Youth, Sports and Public Employment Service Office has recorded 131 HOTS or 16% of the actual total applicants during the Bulacan Trabaho Service Caravan held at the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium last Monday.
A total of 834 job applicants with 368 male and 466 female job seekers participated in the job fair and applied to 11,623 employment opportunities being offered by 74 local employers and 11 overseas agencies.
Bulacan Gov. Daniel Fernando said that the PGB will continue to mount job fairs to help Bulakenyos find a job and improve their way of living.
“Kaya’t patuloy tayo sa paglikha ng mga programa at proyekto na magtataas ng kalidad ng kanilang pamumuhay. At isa na po riyan ang regular na pagsasagawa natin ng job fairs para makatulong sa mga kababayan nating naghahanap ng trabaho. Tangkilikin po natin ang mga ganitong gawain dahil ito ay para sa inyong kapakanan,” Fernando said.
Coinciding the Independence Day celebration yesterday, the DOLE has given Sari-sari store starter kits to 250 Bulakenyo beneficiaries and awarded Livelihood Formation Package for the 43 Parents of Child Laborers in Bulacan under DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP) including 22 Sari-Sari Store with Bigasan Package, 8 Fishing Tools, 4 Frozen Goods Vending, 2 Ihawan, 2 Boat Repair, 2 Lutong ulam Vending, 1 Bigasan Package, 1 Plasticwares, 1 Rice and Meat Vending, and schools supplies for the children in observance of 2023 World Day Against Child Labor.
Also, in observance of Migrant Workers Day, Regional Director Falconi Millar led the distribution of OWWA assistance to 20 Bulacan beneficiaries including 10 livelihood assistance, 9 medical assistance and one bereavement assistance.
The PGB also recognized one of the 2023 Marilag awardees, Anna Camille Naguit, also known as Menggay Vlogs, former OFW from Pulilan, now a full-time vlogger, who found inspiration in her work experience as an OFW. On behalf of Ms. Naguit, the recognition was received by Vilma Santos, Federation President of OFW Family Circle in Bulacan.