Cabanatuan City – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Regional Office 3, headed by Regional Director Leopoldo B. De Jesus, in collaboration with the Provincial Public Employment Service Office (PESO) of Nueva Ecija recently conducted an Orientation cum Seminar on the use of the DOLE’s Skills Registry System (SRS) and the Philjobnet for all PESO Managers here in the province. Provincial PESO Manager, Mr. Michael Calma together with DOLE N. E. Provincial Field Office Head, Engr. Pedro S. Fernando, Jr presented the Mid-Year Accomplishment report to the Nueva Ecija PESO Managers Federation. PESO Managers and/or their representatives come from the 27 municipalities, 5 cities and one school-based from the province attended the said orientation. The Provincial PESO of Nueva Ecija reported to the group that they adapted a strategic mapping of procuring job vacancies, and that they had implemented the same in Cabanatuan City by going through principal thoroughfares which have most establishments then to malls.
Miguel P. Carlos, Jr. of the DOLE Nueva Ecija Field Office emphasized the vital tools needed in the LMI such as a computer and the broadband which were initially given to the PESO managers and a personnel, who should be well rounded on the forms used and knowledgeable on the flow of the operation of the PESO office in accommodating jobseekers and employers. He should be skilled in capturing the data essential in monitoring the labor workforce available and requirement for the same.
It was emphasized to the attendees that the SRS will require the full support from the Local Chief Executive since this undertaking demands a tedious statistical and actual data gathering down to the Barangay level of their locality.
Simply put, the focal personnel from the barangay will be the one to go around their locality to gather relative data on available potential human resources with respect to education, skills and experience of residents and these will be integrated to a data bank. It will require pooling of all resources both from DOLE and the Local Government Unit down to the Barangay administration to achieve the objective of this project.
The PhilJob.Net program meanwhile is a welcome innovative process of job matching and it is the repository of all data gathered under the LMI. It captures the labor/workforce be it in terms on educational attainment, skill and experience in consonance with the requirements of the employer within the very place of business operation.
The introduction of the same at the very source of the labor/ workforce in every municipality/city and have these raw data gathered through the use of the National Manpower Skills Registry System and have it encoded to the PhilJobnet databank by the PESO is a feat that will ultimately address the underemployment and unemployment woes of the Government. (Miguel P. Carlos, Jr., Jerry Borja ed.)