The Public Employment Service Office (PESO) focal persons in the National Capital Region (NCR) received an in-depth training on the enhanced PESO Employment Information System (PEIS) on the 24th of August 2021 via the Zoom platform. Eight (8) PESOs in Metro Manila handling JobStart program attended the re-training, such as in Caloocan, Muntinlupa, Taguig, Parañaque, Pasay, Quezon City, Pasig, and Mandaluyong.

Organized by the Technical Services and Support Division on Employment Promotion and Workers’ Welfare of the DOLE-NCR, the PEIS training aims to re-orient PESO focal personnel on the use of the said system and introduce the new features and system upgrades. In her welcome remarks, DOLE-NCR Regional Director, Atty. Sarah Buena S. Mirasol said: “The recent upgrade calls for a virtual re-orientation to keep up with the technological advancements of time. We normally hold this activity in person, but in observance of course to the COVID-19 preventive measures, rest assured that DOLE-NCR would equally provide the same learning experiences in a virtual space.”

PEIS is an online database and employment facilitation machinery for both employers and jobseekers alike. It provides information on present job vacancies of registered employers as well as the repository of qualifications and skills of the applicants.

I.T. consultant Erwin Cruz from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) presided over the hands-on training. He explained that the PEIS underwent various system upgrades to enhance the machinery and specifically meet the needs of the PESOs with regard to online employment facilitation.

For a more comprehensive presentation, Cruz virtually demonstrated the procedures and explained the usages of each recent upgrade. In addition to this, he also noted the need for other workshops to harmonize and improve transactions on the PEIS Web Portal, particularly in preparation for the upcoming major enhancement of the PEIS, which is the integration of the PhilJobNet into the system. By this, PEIS will eventually become the database of the PhilJobNet just like what happened with Youth Employment Exchange (YEE).

Also in attendance were the DOLE Bureau of Local Employment (BLE) representatives Camille Estanislao and Gerardo Abordo who also gave a few updates on the National Skills Registry Program (NSRP) and PhilJobNet. They informed participants on the upcoming training regarding the new system updates of the aforementioned online employment facilitation systems.

Since PEIS is maintained and updated by PESOs, the said activity was essential to ensure that the partner PESOs could efficiently utilize the said machinery in effectively generating information to aid in the delivery of employment services on the ground.

END / Mary Chelsea Espinosa