BDO and SM partner with the gov't in nationwide job fair

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) together with partners in the private sector successfully held Jobs Live! 2010, a nationwide job and livelihood fair in celebration of Labor Day on May 1.

The event, themed Manggagawang Pilipino, Kaagapay sa Pagbabago, was simultaneously held in Metro Manila and across the other 15 regions in the country.

Banco De Oro (BDO) and the SM Group were among the major sponsors of this year's DOLE event, along with Globe Telecom, STI, Social Security System, Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, Pag-IBIG Fund, Asia Brewery, Inc., and Vibal Publishing.

Jobs Live! lured in around 150 employers in the NCR, offering some 80,000 job vacancies abroad and 30,000 opportunities for local employment.

Shown in photo during the jobs fair ribbon cutting at SMX Convention Center were, from left, lawyer Allan Montano, president, Federation of Free Workers; Willy Pulla, secretary-general, Alliance of Filipino Workers; lawyer Alex Villaviza, Trade Union Congress of the Philippines; Undersecretary Lourdes Trasmonte, chairperson DOLE Labor Day Committee; DOLE Secretary Marianito D. Roque; Alan Supnet, Globe Telecom representative; BDO chairperson Teresita T. Sy; and lawyer Francis Chua, Outlook Point Foundation.