All is set for the Philippine Board of Investments’ (BOI) Job Fair on Friday, July 21, 2017, at the Hall B of the Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC) in Pasay City, where more than 1,000 employment opportunities await newly-graduates and job seekers to be offered by 42 participating BOI-registered firms in the fields of manufacturing, real estate and construction, information technology, tourism, transportation and logistics, energy, and retail trade.

BOI Job Fair 2017

The BOI Job Fair will run from 9AM to 5PM. Job seekers can apply for clerical, technical, and managerial positions in various job families such as accounting and finance, administrative and human resources, business development, building and construction, computer and information technology, engineering, healthcare, hotel and tourism, legal and law services, media and communications, and sales and marketing.

Government agencies such as the Social Security System (SSS), Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth), Pag-Ibig Fund, Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will also be present in the event to extend assistance to job seekers with their pre-employment requirements and answer employment-related inquiries.

“We are hoping with this initiative, we help our newly-graduates and job seekers find quality jobs,” said Trade Undersecretary and BOI Managing Head Ceferino S. Rodolfo, adding that together with the BOI’s mandate of strengthening local industries and promoting investments, the agency’s goal is to generate local and foreign investments that are expected to create more job opportunities and uplift the lives of the Filipino people.

The BOI Job Fair is anchored on the administration’s Zero +10 Point Socioeconomic Agenda, the aspirations embodied in AmbisyonNatin 2040, and the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022. The initiatives includes human capital formation, development of industries, and economic inclusion that will transform the country into a high middle-income economy by 2022 with poverty incidence reduced to 14 percent from the current 21.6 percent.

The conduct of the BOI Job Fair is also in line with the agency’s 50th Founding Anniversary on September 16, 2017. Over the years, the BOI, by virtue of Executive Order No. 226 or the Omnibus Investments Code, has approved around 14,837 business activities with a total investment project value of Php6 Trillion. These investment projects are generally socially-relevant and have greatly improved the lives of the Filipino people, creating 2,085,059 in quality jobs.

Prior to the BOI Job Fair, the agency conducted two batches of seminar on “Resume Writing and How to Ace A Job Interview” to prepare participants in the event. In this seminar, the BOI, in collaboration with the Bureau of Local Employment of the DOLE, provided the attendees a crash course on the fundamentals of resume writing and tips on how to be more confident during job interviews.