Thousands of jobseekers flocked the SMX Convention Center, Seashell Drive, Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City in search of job opportunities during the Fourth Trabaho sa Turismo 2009 (TST 2009) last May 22 – 23, 2009.

According to reports, over 25,000 job vacancies in 300 companies were offered during the two-day event. Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Joseph ‘Ace’ Durano proudly shared that this year’s number of participating companies was higher compared with 175 companies in 2008.

Participating in the Manila job fair are DOT-accredited local and foreign-based employers such as airlines, shipping/cruise companies, hotels, resorts, restaurants, travel agencies, tour operators, convention and exhibition centers, spa and wellness establishments, recruitment firms, golf clubs, malls and department stores, call centers and business process outsourcing companies, banks, schools, government agencies, and entertainment outfits, among many others.

Sec. Durano expressed his delight with the continuous growth of the tourism industry, which paves the way to the creation of more jobs for Filipinos. He added that jobs in the tourism industry require a vast range of skill levels, opening doors to the employment of skilled workers and degree holders alike. thanks its following sources:

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