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Philippines' DOLE reaffirms importance of boosting employment through private sector collaborations

Philippines' DOLE reaffirms importance of boosting employment through private sector collaborations

DOLE Secretary Bienvenido E. Laguesma acknowledged the private sector’s efforts in connecting job seekers with employers, urging the different stakeholders to collaborate closer on employment and reducing unemployment in the labour force.

The Philippines' Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has reaffirmed the importance of collaboration with the private sector in advancing the government’s job generation agenda.

Cited in a news release on 29 May 2024 (Wednesday), DOLE Secretary Bienvenido E. Laguesma highlighted that a series of initiatives have been put in place to push for this, including the recently launched 'Trabaho Para sa Bayan: Project J.O.B.S (Job Opportunities Building Skills)'.

The project, he shared, aims to facilitate the ‘meeting’ of employers and job seekers through a series of on-site job fairs at SM Malls nationwide and free access to job postings through JobStreet by SEEK to boost digital job matching.

In his message during the Commitment Signing in Pasay City, Secretary Bienvenido noted that the convergence, aimed at providing employment opportunities and training programmes, will align the skills of the Filipino workforce with industry demands.

The Labour Chief also acknowledged the private sector’s efforts in connecting job seekers with employers, urging the different stakeholders to collaborate closer on employment and reducing unemployment in the labour force.

Apart from the above, DOLE Undersecretary Carmela I. Torres shared at the event that the Department's various programmes, including the Special Programme for Employment of Students, JobStart Philippines, Government Internship Programme, and the Adjustment Measures Programme, continue to improve workforce employability and broaden access to opportunities.

These priorities, she stated are aligned with the Philippine Labor and Employment Plan 2023-2028 and the Philippine Development Plan 2023-2028.


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