Department of Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco signs the memorandum of agreement with the Department of Labor and Employment on Aug. 30, 2022. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
Department of Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco signs the memorandum of agreement with the Department of Labor and Employment on Aug. 30, 2022. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

MORE than 1,500 job vacancies would be offered during the initial leg of the "Trabaho, Turismo, Asenso! Philippine Tourism Job Fair," which would happen this coming September 22 to 24.

Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco made the announcement on Tuesday, August 30, at the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signing between the Department of Tourism (DoT) and the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE).

"The agreement we are formalizing today by way of a memorandum of understanding between the Department of Tourism and the Department of Labor and Employment is essential, responsive and proactive to the tourism employment sector," Frasco said.

"Through this MoU between the DoT and DoLE, we will jointly conduct job fairs to fill in the gaps caused by [jobs] lost due the pandemic on one [hand] and on the other, the need to fill up essential job vacancies of the gradually recovering tourism industry," Frasco added.

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The MoU — which was signed by the two secretaries and witnessed by DoT Undersecretary Ferdinand Jumapao and DoLE Officer- in-Charge Undersecretary for Employment and Human Resource Development Paul Vincent Añover — sought to formalize the partnership of both national agencies to provide an avenue for the creation of employment opportunities in the tourism sector and allied industries.

A total of 1,538 vacancies — 1,273 of which were full-time job posts and 265 part-time openings from the 293 establishments surveyed by the DoT as of August 30 — would be offered during the initial leg of the "Trabaho, Turismo, Asenso! Philippine Tourism Job Fair," which DoT and DoLE would simultaneously launch in three cities.