Representatives from DOLE-NCR field offices, PESOs, and JPOs participated in the 2-day training of DOLE-NCR. Said training aims to enhance the participants’ knowledge and skills in maximizing PEIS and PJN.

 

The Department of Labor and Employment – National Capital Region (DOLE-NCR) conducted a 2-day training on National Skills Registration Program (NSRP), PhilJobNet (PJN), and PESO Employment Information System (PEIS) at Ramada Hotel, Binondo, Manila, on October 6-7, 2022.

In attendance were focal persons from DOLE-NCR field offices, Public Employment Service Offices (PESOs), and Job Placement Offices (JPOs) of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela, Valenzuela City Polytechnic College, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa, and Quezon City University.

Said training was spearheaded by the Employment Promotion and Workers Welfare (EPWW) Senior Labor and Employment Officers (LEOs), Mr. Ryan Roberto Delos Reyes, Ms. Genevieve De Castro, and LEO III, Ms. Leila Legayo.

DOLE-NCR Assistant Regional Director, Atty. Jude Thomas P. Trayvilla recalled experiencing “mismatches” in the labor market and how they are of inconvenience. This is why he is invested in ensuring that all skilled and talented jobseekers land on jobs that are connected to their background.

 

DOLE-NCR Assistant Regional Director, Atty. Jude Thomas P. Trayvilla shared the inconvenience of mismatch in the labor market.

“The NSRP aims to address this growing problem of talent-mismatch through its system by capturing the whole of available skills,” said the labor official on behalf of DOLE-NCR Director, Atty. Sarah Buena S. Mirasol.

In the current, flexible set-up, Atty. Trayvilla believes that PEIS and PJN are two of the best solutions that the labor department could offer regarding the mentioned issue.

“Let us promote decent and sustainable jobs because those empower citizens and empowered citizens make an empowered nation,” he added.

During the first leg of the training, Bureau of Local Employment (BLE) LEO II, Ms. Camille Estanislao discussed the future of PJN and PEIS.

Integrating the two is one of them for faster registration and processing of application.

Ms. Estanislao also presented the proposed features of the two systems, including the removal of premium accounts for employers to post job openings for free.

With the 2.1 million jobseekers in the last 10 months, this feature proves to be timely and beneficial to stakeholders.

“We are currently establishing partnerships with other national government agencies such as TESDA and CSC para mas maraming trabaho rin ang ma-offer,” she said.

In the second leg, BLE IT Officer, Mr. Gerardo Abordo discussed the proposed policy changes, quick reference guide, and navigation processes of both PJN and PEIS.

During the second day of training, Mr. Gerardo Abordo, Bureau of Local Employment IT Officer discussed the proposed policy changes, quick reference guide, and navigation processes of PJN and PEIS. He also received the complaints and concerns of the participants.

This also allowed some of the participants to express their concerns and reservations regarding the two systems, especially on the discrepancies between the online forms and templated physical forms for jobseekers.

The training concluded after the exchange of suggestions and clarification on issues intended to be fixed in the next three months.

The activity aims to capacitate concerned offices in engaging jobseekers and employees. With trainings like this, the country is a few steps closer to becoming that “empowered nation.”

END / Report and photos by Esteban Chua, Jr.