“ILO is confident that the Philippines will deliver,” proclaimed National Project and Programme Coordinator for SafeYouth@ Work Project in the Philippines Katherine B. Brimon, during her Closing Remarks at the Communications Planning Workshop last 28 February–2 March 2017 at Pontefino Hotels, Batangas City.
Hundreds of jobseekers and graduating students participated in the sessions on career guidance and employment coaching, entrepreneurship, employee rights and benefits and career fair, jointly organized by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in collaboration with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
Labor and Employment Officer (LEO) III Miguel Luis Arias on Saturday, 18 February administered a career guidance for persons with visual impairment at the Resources for the Blind, Inc. (RBI), Dr. Arthur Lown Training Center on Visual Impairment in Quezon City.
Job hunting is pivotal, especially to new entrants in the workforce, because it determines and paves the course of one’s career. It could be overwhelming at times, as one is given the full responsibility to decide, and the power to choose. The need to acquire employment security and financial stability is apparent, but one must also consider the physical, emotional, and psychological aspects of work as they ulteriorly affect one’s level of productivity.
Newly institutionalized youth employment facilitation program, JobStart Philippines, kicks-start Wave II registration this December in NCR, Region 3, Region 4B, Region 7, NIR, Region 10 and Region 11.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), under the respective stewardships of Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III and Secretary Ramon M. Lopez, led the signing of the 2017-2022 Blueprint for Decent Employment and Entrepreneurship in the co-hosted Trabaho, Negosyo, at Kabuhayan Employment and Livelihood Summit held on 1-2 December 2016 at the SMX Convention Center Taguig, Bonifacio Global City (BGC).
“With technological advancement and globalization, people are now hankering for freedom and flexibility when it comes to work. In particular, the millennials are observed to have the insatiable desire to explore, to acquire new knowledge, and to discover the world,” shared Bureau of Local Employment (BLE) Director Dominique Rubia-Tutay, citing some of the findings of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 2016 Future of Jobs Report.