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In Region I, over 59-K get hired through DOLE public employment service


Some 59,884 jobseekers were placed locally in Region I at the close of the year 2018, the DOLE-Regional Office I today bared. 

DOLE-RO I Regional Director Nathaniel V. Lacambra said the figures, which is 117% of last year’s target, was facilitated through its Public Employment Service (PES). 

Citing field reports, Director Lacambra said the employed persons are found in the entire region as follows: Western Pangasinan – 8,295; Central Pangasinan – 12,371; Eastern Pangasinan – 9,120; Ilocos Norte – 10,981; Ilocos Sur – 4,658; and La Union – 14,459. 

He shared that the accomplishment was due to the strong linkages between the DOLE and its social partners like the Public Employment Service Offices lodged in local government units or schools; employers; academic institutions; people’s/workers organizations, and other government agencies, especially in the implementation of the agency’s job search assistance services.  

“We continue to build stronger networks and increase the capabilities of our program partners to promote employment,” the Regional Director said. 

He said other programs, like the Labor Market Information (LMI), are implemented to complement the agency’s job search services. 

“Our labor market information, which is a signaling activity, has made progress with our stakeholders actively taking their respective roles in the program,” he said. 

Last year, the LMI was able to reach 216,787 individuals like students, parents and jobseekers and 1,713 institutions like schools and organizations, making information about the most in-demand jobs, hard-to-fill-occupations, available skills, high-paying jobs, among others, available through the exchange institutions which include the already mentioned social players.  

“Put simply, through the LMI, our jobseekers are informed about the available vacancies in companies, and in turn, companies or employers get to know the available skills from a particular locality, thereby, facilitating job-skill matching,” Director Lacambra explained. 

He added that the job-skill mismatch problem is continuously tackled through the organization and strengthening of a network of guidance counselors and coaches.   

“The aim of the program is to guide students in choosing which courses or career to pursue based on labor market information.  Therefore, they avoid being included in the glut of unemployed professionals.  Instead, their chances at getting employed are increased by offering them enlightened career options,” Director Lacambra told. END/Arly Sta. Ana-Valdez with report from TSSD

RD Nat V. Lacambra
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