In a groundbreaking initiative, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has teamed up with Megaworld, unlocking a new avenue for jobseekers across the nation. The partnership, aimed at expanding the reach of employment facilitation services, will utilize Megaworld Lifestyle malls as official venues for job fairs and related DOLE activities. This collaboration signifies a strategic move to support the government’s agenda under the leadership of President Marcos and promises significant benefits, especially for first-time job applicants.
Labor Secretary Bienvenido Laguesma expressed optimism about the DOLE-Megaworld partnership, envisioning it as a valuable mechanism to enhance the existing network for employment facilitation services. The collaboration is expected to make a substantial impact, particularly for first-time job applicants who will gain access to additional services such as counseling and pre-employment documentation during the job fairs.
Megaworld’s Lifestyle malls, including Central Plaza in Eastwood City, Lucky Chinatown in Binondo, Manila, and others, will serve as the official venues for the job fairs. Under a rent-free arrangement, Megaworld is committed to providing these spaces for DOLE-initiated activities. This strategic partnership emphasizes Megaworld’s dedication to supporting the government’s initiatives and underscores the role of the private sector in driving meaningful change in the employment landscape.
Megaworld Assistant Vice President Michael Lao emphasized the company’s commitment to the collaboration, stating that Megaworld will not only provide rent-free venues but also waive utility charges during the job fairs. Additionally, Megaworld will play a crucial role in marketing the events, utilizing various channels such as standees, billboards, online announcements, and traditional media. This multifaceted support aims to ensure the success of the job fairs and maximize their impact.
While utilizing the premises exclusively allocated for job fairs, DOLE is expected to adhere to the safety and security regulations of Megaworld Lifestyle malls. This ensures a harmonious collaboration that prioritizes the well-being of jobseekers, organizers, and mall visitors. The commitment to safety underscores the responsible approach taken by both parties in executing these crucial events.
The collaboration extends across various Megaworld Lifestyle Malls, strategically located in key cities such as Eastwood City, Binondo, Pasig, McKinley Hill, Alabang, Clark, Biñan, Iloilo City, and Mactan. This nationwide presence ensures that job fairs reach diverse communities, providing opportunities to a broad spectrum of jobseekers.
The DOLE-Megaworld partnership marks a revolutionary step in the realm of employment opportunities. By leveraging the expansive network of Megaworld Lifestyle malls, the collaboration aims to not only connect jobseekers with potential employers but also provide essential support services. The commitment to counseling and pre-employment documentation signifies a holistic approach, addressing the needs of first-time job applicants.
The synergy between DOLE and Megaworld heralds a new era in employment facilitation, offering a dynamic platform for jobseekers nationwide. With Megaworld Lifestyle malls as the official venues, this collaboration goes beyond providing spaces – it encapsulates a shared commitment to empowering individuals on their employment journey. As the partnership unfolds, the job fairs are poised to revolutionize how employment opportunities are accessed, making a significant contribution to the realization of the government’s agenda for a robust and inclusive workforce.