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DOLE holds Project Jobsfit 2022 stakeholders’ consultation in Central Luzon provinces
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Central Luzon recently concluded its seven provincial stakeholders’ consultation on its labor market study initiative dubbed “Project Jobsfit: DOLE 2022 Vision.”
 
DOLE Regional Director Atty. Ana Dione said that Project Jobsfit: DOLE 2022 Vision will be an updated version of its predecessor, Project Jobsfit: DOLE 2020 Vision.
 
“In 2014, the Labor Department published Project Jobsfit Labor Market Information (LMI) Report: 2013 – 2020, a documented report highlighting industries that will create jobs and skills needed for the near future,” Dione explained, adding:
 
“We are holding these consultations with our stakeholders because major changes on current trends in the labor market had been made since the study was conducted, thus the need to review and update the information contained in this study.”
 
Dione reported to Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III that all seven DOLE Field Offices in the region conducted their respective consultations with their program partners and stakeholders.
 
Some 338 stakeholders from 275 companies, government agencies, and other civic organizations were in attendance to these series of consultations held in different venues in the provinces.
 
Attending partners and stakeholders comprise officials and members from partner government agencies, private firms, industrial tripartite councils, employer associations, labor groups, and the academe.
 
Technical Support and Services Division (TSSD) for Employment and Welfare head Alejandro Inza Cruz said that a Desktop Review with stakeholders was undertaken prior to the consultation proper.  
 
 
“For this year’s consultation, results of the International Labor Organization’s Philippine Employment Projection Model (PEPM) 2015 and Human Resource Development (HRD) industry roadmaps will be used to jumpstart the review process in examining and analyzing relevant data from various sources such as Alien Employment Permit (AEP) reports, job displacement reports, job fair statistics, PESO statistics, and job advertisements,” Inza Cruz explained.
 
Inza Cruz said that respective consultations commenced when stakeholders were grouped by sector to identify issues, gaps, and challenges affecting the changing demand and supply of skills.
 
“Our consultation with stakeholders covers the Government Sector focusing on initial environmental scanning of the regional performance from 2013 to present; Industry Associations, Private Recruitment Agencies, and Job Boards on job openings, skills requirements/need forecasts, and key employment generators in the regions; and Labor, Training Institutions and other relevant groups,” Inza Cruz explained
 
The DOLE’s TSSD for Employment and Welfare, which consolidated the outputs from the provincial consultations, submitted a Regional Summary Report to the Bureau of Local Employment (BLE) for analysis/review.
 
The report comprises 3 parts--Regional Labor Market Situationer from the Desktop Review; Key Employment Generators, Emerging Industries, Labor Demand and Supply; and Issues and Challenges encountered by the Region.
 
The BLE, for its part, will be holding a National Stakeholders’ Forum in Manila sometime in November to consolidate, process, and validate the regional reports of all DOLE regional offices.
 
Subsequently, an assigned Technical Working Group (TWG) will discuss and finalize the study and submit to the DOLE Secretary.
 

 

END/Jerry Borja with reports from Ferdinand Capati and Ethell Galvan
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2017-07-06
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