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DOLE PAPAMAMARISAN Answers Call for Gainful Employment in Different Industries

On May 29, 2017, DOLE PAPAMAMARISAN Field Office (DOLE PFO) Director Leonides P. Castillon, Jr. attended the Pasig City Industry Relations and Business Forum held at the Marco Polo Hotel, Ortigas, Pasig Center Business District which is an initiative by the City Government of Pasig to address major concerns and issues of unemployment for the new graduates such as, mismatch of the type skills and qualifications of new graduates to the type of employees on demand in major industries like the Business Process Outsourcing Companies (BPOs).

The participants were addressed by Hon. Mayor Bobby C. Eusebio in his keynote speech. The Pasig City mayor stressed the importance of an event of this kind so that industries and the government will have a forum to discuss matters that affect the interests of both- demand for quality employees on part of the private sector and a pressing issue unemployment on the part of the government.

One of the speakers for the event is Bureau of Local Employment (BLE) Director Dominique Tutay who discussed the situation on the current employment scenario and further discussed about JOBSTART, a government program primarily implemented by the DOLE to improve employment facilitation. Also, Department of Education Undersecretary Jesus Lorenzo R. Mateo, talked about the guidelines for the Senior High School (SHS) Immersion, where SHS graduates can train on-the-job for participating companies who may hire them upon completion thereof.

When asked for the official stand of DOLE PFO on this initiative, “We fully support the City Government of Pasig on this effort and the DOLE PFO will always be there to promote employment and protect the workers’ rights,” says Director Castillon. In addition, on May 26, 2017, the Pasig City Tripartite Industrial Peace Council visited the DOLE PFO Office for a courtesy call to Director Castillon. The existence of such councils promote a stable employment for employees as a collateral effect to industrial peace.END/Marian Jane Alumbro

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