Nurses, technicians, F&B crew most in demand overseas jobs; Machine operators, soldiers top domestic hiring

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The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Monday released the Top 10 overseas and local employment opportunities that will be offered in the different Labor Day job fairs in the country on May 1.

In a statement, the DOLE said a total of 143,085 job vacancies are available, with 84,914 jobs overseas and 58,171 local jobs.

A total of 37 Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan (TNK) and business fairs nationwide with 1,099 participating employers, 209 overseas and 89 local, are joining the events.

The top 10 vacant jobs overseas are: 7,010 Nurses, (General Nurse, ER Nurse, Labor/Delivery Nurses, Staff Nurse, Home Care Nurse, Assistant Nurse, Clinic Nurse, Dermatology Nurse, OBGYN Nurse, Telemetry Nurse); Technicians (various field), 1,558; Food and Beverage (F&B) Staff, 1,089; Construction Worker, 1,050; Cleaner (Male/Female), 905.

Also included are: Waiter/Waitress, 715; Drivers (general, heavy duty, truck, family, forklift driver/operator, light vehicle), 504; Laborer, 399; Tyre Fitter, 391 and Engineers (mechanical, electrical, civil), 364.

On the other hand, the top 10 local job vacancies are: Production Machine Operator, 9,093; Combat Soldiers (Armed Forces of the Philippines/Philippine National Police), 5,052; Construction Worker, 3,280; Customer Service Representative, 2,750; Mason (finishing/rough), 2,385.

Other local jobs available are: Carpenter (finishing/rough), 1,708; Call Center Agent, 1,506; Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Agent/Staff, 1,504; Production Worker/Factory Worker, 1,463 and Service Crew, 1,113.

The event’s main celebration will be held at the IC3 Pavillion, Cebu City while the commemoration in the National Capital Region will be at the Quezon City Hall Mutli-Purpose Area, Quezon City.