Friday, August 8, 2008

let us hear from President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

DOLE, PMAP, PESO join hands to speed up industry's search for skills,
workers' employment

MANILA (PNA) -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has
entered into an agreement with a premier organization of human
resource management executives and the network of Public Employment
Services Offices (PESOs) nationwide to improve the industry's search
for skills and speed up the employment of workers.

Labor and Employment Secretary Marianito D. Roque said Enrique
Abadesco, Jr., president of the People Management Association of the
Philippines (PMAP), and Aurora Zaportiza, chair and president of the
National Federation of PESOs in the Philippines (PESOPHL) signed a
memorandum of agreement (MOA) with DOLE Undersecretary Luzviminda
Padilla for the three parties' cooperation in the delivery of career
counseling and employment facilitation services to workers.

Under the agreement, Roque said the PMAP, PESOPHIL, and the DOLE would
share resources and expertise geared towards improving career
counseling and employment facilitation services in the country.

The DOLE Chief hailed PMAP's participation in the MOA saying it
underscores the need of government and the private sector to
collaborate and support each other in promoting the employment of
Filipino workers.

He said PMAP would specifically subscribe and promote the extensive
use of the Phil-JobNet among its members. PMAP consists of over 1,800
member companies and individual management executives and 19 chapters
throughout the Philippines engaged in human resource management (HRD)
and industrial relations.

Phil-Jobnet, on the other hand, is a free online job and skills search
engine where employers can post their vacancies. Jobseekers can also
search for latest job listings and register for employers seeking
workers with appropriate skills.

Roque said that aside from providing easier and efficient access to
quality labor market information, the Phil-JobNet would also speed up
the PMAP members' search for qualified workers and, thus, minimize
cost they usually incur in their search for skills.

He said PMAP's willingness to utilize the Phil-JobNet would boost
efforts to facilitate skills and job matching and more significantly
the workers' search for quality employment among PMAP members.

At the same time, PMAP would provide managerial and technical training
to PESOPHIL members to enhance their skills on providing career
counseling and employment facilitation services free of charge.

Meanwhile, the DOLE would make accessible the Phil-JobNet services to
all PMAP members and train PMAP staff on its operation free of charge.

To meet the labor market needs of PMAP, PESOPHIL would also provide
PMAP members access to available labor market information data and
assistance related to HRD in their locality. (PNA)

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