A jobs fair will be held during the conduct of the Davao Trade Expo (DATE) 2008 from October 23 to 25, 2008 at the Davao Convention Center . Some 10,000 jobs are available to the public.
DATE 2008 is spearheaded by the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (DCCCII) in coordination with the Department of Labor and Employment in partnership with ABS CBN.
ABS CBN news director Roel Alcober said their participation is on the dissemination aspect but DOLE will handle the conduct of the fair.
Although he said that it is among their added services to assists unemployed workers find jobs, they deemed it appropriate to partner with DOLE and hold it in event like the DATE 2008.
He said the fair will not only be held in Davao City but also in the provinces as part of their company’s Lingkod Bayan Kamipilya Program which they conduct regularly.
The opening of DATE on October 23 will have the following officials namely ABS CBN Foundation executive director Gina L. Lopez, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, DTI Usec Merly Cruz, Usec Virgilio Leyretana, DOLE XI regional director Jalilo dela Torre, DCCCII chair Simeon Marfori II, DCCCII chair of the board John Y. Gaisano, Governors Rodolfo del Rosario of Davao del Norte, Miguel Dominguez, Sarangani, Daisy Reyes, South Cotabato, Jesus Sacdalan, North Cotabato, Suharto Mangundadato, Sultan Kudarat, Mayor Aniano Antalan of Samal and Indonesian Consul Lalu Malik Partwana.
Trainings for small and medium entrepreneurs will also be held with four seminars to be conducted at the VIP Room of Coco’s Restaurant beside the Davcon at F. Torres Street in Davao City .
DATE 2008 chairperson Antonio dela Cruz said training has become a regular activity because they wanted entrepreneurs to acquire new knowledge and inputs to continuously improve their business.
Among the seminars to be conducted are “Make More Money: Manage Your Funds (The Blue Ocean Strategy) that will be discussed by D. Freddie Serapio, DBA, professor and marketing program director of School of Business and Governance at the Ateneo de Davao University, October 23, 2008 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Human resource management training particularly on “Taking Care of People for Competitive Advantage” will be handled by Dr. Myrna Viado, human resource department head of One Network Bank, October 24, 2008 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.
“Creating Sustainable Competitive Advantage thru E-Commerce” will be handled by Dr. Jed Loma, director of Corporate Communications at the Asian Pacific College, October 25, 2008 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am while “Effective Customer Service in the Corporate World will be discussed by Mr. Newell V. Cubacub, Pit Manager of Casino Filipino and an expert in the field of customer service, October 24, 2008 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.
This year’s theme is “Davao: Land of Great Opportunities and Endless Possibilities”