Monday, October 3, 2022

DOT: Government-Led Job Fair To Help Fill Tourism Labor Shortage


DOT: Government-Led Job Fair To Help Fill Tourism Labor Shortage


How do you feel about this story?


The government-led tourism job fairs, starting in September, will help address tourism labor shortages in the Philippines, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said Tuesday.

The department, together with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), formally signed on August 30 the memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the staging of the “Trabaho, Turismo, Asenso! National Tourism Jobs Fair”.

“Displaced workers are definitely a priority of the Department of Tourism in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment. So what we intend to do is to give tourism job opportunities both to displaced workers, fresh graduates, and those wanting to shift into a career in the tourism industry,” Tourism Secretary Christina Frasco told reporters in an interview.

Based on the latest data from the DOLE, more than 12,000 tourism workers were displaced in more than 700 establishments due to the pandemic in the first half of this year alone.

As the sector slowly recovers, several businesses are now rushing to fill gaps in job vacancies – an issue Frasco said was a “matter of linking the demand with the supply.”

“This Trabaho, Turismo, Asenso is specifically designed to link the demand with the supply and so we anticipate that a number of employers would join this and a lot of applicants would participate,” she said.

As of August 27, about 279 establishments surveyed by the DOT, have reported at least 1,186 regular vacancies and 240 part-time jobs.

The multi-month campaign will be launched during the Hotels Supplier Show at the SMX Convention Center at the Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City from September 22 to 24.

It will conclude in May 2023, with the two other venues to be held in SM City Cebu and SM Lanang in Davao City.

The MOU was signed by Frasco and Labor Secretary Bienvenido Laguesma, and witnessed by Tourism Undersecretary Ferdinand Jumapao and Labor Undersecretary Paul Vincent Añover at the Conrad Hotel. (PNA)

Latest News


BINI Drops Sophomore Album “Feel Good”

P-pop girl group BINI has recently released their sophomore album titled "Feel Good".

Enjoy Amazing Pair Of Flip-flops At Havaianas’ Brand Day On Shopee And Get Up To 50% Off!

Level up your 10.10 Shopee experience with Havaianas’ Brand Day this October 6 and get up to 50% off on your favorite Havaianas pairs!

#LifeBeginsWell With Biolane: 50 Years Of Expertise And Moments Shared With Families

Biolane celebrated its golden anniversary in giving effective skincare for babies with the theme #LifeBeginsWell.

Nearly 800 Families Affected By Typhoon Karding Received Help From ABS-CBN Foundation

After Typhoon Karding, the ABS-CBN Foundation provided assistance to residents of barangay San Miguel in Bulacan.

‘The Atom Araullo Specials,’ Sole PH Finalist At The 4th Asia Contents Awards

GMA Public Affairs documentary series “The Atom Araullo Specials” was nominated as a finalist for the 4th Asia Contents Awards.

The Great Filipino Story