The Bureau of Local Employment is a ‘bureau’ under the Department of Labor and Employment which aims to improve the local labor and employment situation in the Philippines. Its mission is to promote full employment by facilitating access of Filipino jobseekers to local employment opportunities through policy researches, standards setting, strategy development, labor market analysis and provision of technical assistance to regional implementers in support of employment service operations.

Its vision is to become the center of employment service in Asia. In this end, the Bureau: facilitates local employment through PESOs and online employment facilitation engines in the like of PhilJobNet; commits to provide fast and effective employment service to jobseekers and clients; and informs policy-makers, planners, and decision-makers with accurate, timely, and reliable LMI.

BLE has well-trained, capable, highly competent and committed employment service officers. It works harmoniously together as a high-performing team.