President Benigno S. Aquino III yesterday launched the national skills registry system (SRS) to help workers register their skills and qualifications for easy access to employers seeking needed manpower, Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz said.
Baldoz said the President launched the SRS at the opening of the 10th National Public Employment Service Office (PESO) Congress in Tagaytay Tuesday (Oct. 5).
“With the SRS launching, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will go full blast in building the SRS registry of workers with their skills and qualifications through the job matching portal which is the PhilJobnet,” Baldoz said stressing that ”the registry will address the perennial problem on skills mismatch as this would help both workers and employers find jobs and skills.”
She said the DOLE will closely coordinate with PESOs nationwide in fast tracking the registration of workers with the SRS especially those from the grassroots who have the rights skills that industry needs.
“The SRS is a fulfillment of the DOLE’s efforts to comply with the President’s 22-point labor and employment agenda that emphasizes the need to address the skills mismatch and bring government services to the grassroots while facilitating workers’ search for employment,” Baldoz said.
She said the President was pleased with the SRS because the business community has expressed its support to the system.
“The skills registry will fulfill their (the business sector) requirements for locating the right skills at the right time,” the President said.
Baldoz said employers will only have to browse the registry through the Internet to immediately find the skills they need, adding that this will not only facilitate the employment of workers but also the efforts to meet industry skills requirements for sustained growth.
She said that interested workers who want to register with SRS may go to the nearest PESO or DOLE office in their locality. They can also register directly at www.phil-job.net.
Source: Labor Communications Office