Pangasinan night job market: not your traditional job search

DAGUPAN CITY — Did you ever try floating your resume to almost all companies where you find yourself suitable but still no luck?

Spending money, time and efforts going around looking for an employment during warm weather are so much for a sacrifice.

And yes, looking for a job can be that stressful and tiring.

But the good news is, with the efforts of the government, career opportunities were brought closer to employment seekers through job fairs conducted in almost every municipalities, cities and towns in
the provinces.

In Pangasinan, job fairs don’t just give job opportunities to seekers. It takes the traditional job search to a whole new level as it offers career opportunities in a night job market.

During the celebration of the 117th Labor Day, some 455 jobseekers in Pangasinan don’t have to brave the scorching heat of the sun and humidity while applying for a career during daytime because local and overseas employment were made available for them during a night job market conducted by the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) in Lingayen town in collaboration with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in
Region 1.

The night job market is one of the province’s activities in line with the celebration of Labor Day and Pista’y Dayat (Sea Festival) that aims to bring job opportunities to applicants especially to those who have daytime commitment and were not able to avail regular
jobs fair.

Aside from job opportunities, free food, water and even free overnight accommodation were also provided to job applicants coming from far-
flung areas.

Bernadette May Mamitag, head of DOLE-Western Pangasinan, said the night job market offered a total of 5,654 vacancies with 4,709 jobs for local and 945 vacancies
for abroad.

Mamitag said the night jobs fair started at 3:00 in the afternoon and ends at 11:00 in the evening.

“Ang kakaiba sa night job market na ito ay nasa pang-apat na taon na siya ngayong taon,” Mamitag said.

It started in the year 2016, where Pangasinan was the first province in the Philippines to hold a night jobs fair during the celebration of
Labor Day.

During the night job market, social services from Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority and the Professional Regulation Commission were also provided to the applicants and Pista’y Dayat revellers.