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DOLE: At least 100,000 local, overseas jobs available for job seekers

More than 100,000 local and overseas job vacancies in the private sector are now up for grabs for job seekers.

Online jobseekersAs of Jan. 12, the PhilJobNet, the official job search website of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), has already registered 116,295 jobs from its partner companies.

Majority or 18,764 of the local job vacancies are for customer service clerks. It was followed by personal and protective sales workers with 14,129, and laborers in sales with 12,081.

For overseas employment opportunities, workers in the metal, machinery and other industry posted the higher available position with 4,527.

Other in-demand jobs abroad are in the mining in the construction industry with 3,481 positions and professionals in the science and health sector.

DOLE has been urging job seekers to use PhilJobNet since it offers thousands of job vacancies, which are constantly updated by its partner private companies.

Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said they are now updating PhilJobNet so it could offer more services to employers and applicants.

In a related development, the Department of Health (DOH) announced during an event organized by DOLE that it is also offering around 36,776 employment opportunities this year for the implementation of its programs.

DOH Human Resource Development Bureau Medical Officer Dr. Mary Ruth Politico said they are now hiring new doctors, dentists, nurses, medical technologists, and midwives.

She said 21,233 of the medical workers, who will qualify for these positions, will be deployed to implement DOH’s programs like its universal health care implementers and the doctors to the barrio programs.

The remaining applicants will work in DOH’s central office, regional office, DOH hospitals, and accredited Treatment and Rehabilitation Centers.