Thousands of new jobs will be made available to Filipinos on May 1, in observance of Labour Day. Image Credit: Facebook/ Department of Labour and Employment

Approximately 80,000 more jobs will be made available to Filipino jobseekers on May 1, and nearly 40,000 of them will be based abroad, the Philippines’ labour department said.

The vacancies, including over 3,000 nurses and hundreds of engineers and construction workers, will be up for grabs at various job fairs to be held throughout the country during the observance of Labour Day.

The Department of Labour and Employment said that representatives of over 600 local companies and 163 international firms will be on site to meet with potential employees.

The overseas firms will be offering 3,988 positions for nurses, 1,546 for technicians, 689 for food and and beverage roles, 344 for mechanical, electrical and civil engineers and 300 for production/factory staff.

The foreign companies will also be looking to recruit 200 sales associate professionals, 200 construction workers, 174 assistant head managers, 157 cooks, 150 drivers and 123 housekeeping attendants.

For local positions, the top vacancies are for soldiers (AFP/PNP, customer service representatives, production workers/factory workers, masons, call centre agents, production machine operators, construction workers and service crew, among others.

The vacancies will be made available at 53 sites across the country through the job and business fairs organised jointly by the Department of Labour and Employment and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

Here are some of the job and business fair sites where applicants can check out the vacancies:

National Capital Region:

Valenzuela Astrodome, Valenzuela City
SM Tunasan, Muntinlupa City
SM Bicutan
SM Sucat, Paranaque City
SM BF, Paranaque City
Robinsons, Las Pinas City
SM Center, Las Pinas City
SM Southmall, Las Pinas City
SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
SM Manila, Manila City
SM San Lazaro, Manila City


Baguio City National High School (main campus), Cordillera Administrative Region
SM City Rosales, Pangasinan
Robinsons Ilocos Norte
 Pangasinan PESO Compound, Lingayen 
Robinsons Mall, Santiago City, Isabela
SM City, Cauayan, Isabela
SM Downtown Tuguegarao, Cagayan
Baler, Aurora
Balanga City, Bataan
 SM City Marilao, Bulacan
 SM City Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija
 SM City Downtown, San Fernando, Pampanga
SM City Clark, Angeles City, Pampanga
 SM City Pampanga
 SM City Tarlac
Harbor Point Mall, Subic, Zambales 
Calamba, Laguna 
Bansud, Oriental Mindoro
SM Puerto Princesa City, Palawan 
SM City Naga and Pacific Mall, Legazpi City 


Marymart, Iloilo City 
IC3 Pavillion, Cebu City 
Tacloban Convention Center, Tacloban, Leyte
Ormoc City Hall 

Zamboanga Economic Zone, Talisayan, Zamboanga City
KCC Mall, Zamboanga City
City Hall Lobby, Isabela City
Plaza Luz, Pagadian City
Ipil Municipal Covered Court, Zamboanga Sibugay 
Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro City 
Gaisano Mall of Davao and SM City Davao 
SM City General Santos 
Hotel OAZIS, Butuan City, Agusan del Norte (CARAGA).