E-PhilJobNet partners to develop mobile application for job seekers, Baldoz says
“You can take your job search with you wherever they go and never miss out on a job opportunity again.”
This is how Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz described the “high-tech” method of job searching in the enhanced Phil-JobNet (E-PJN) after the DOLE, through the Bureau of Local Employment, had linked up with five E-PJN partners to develop a mobile application for iOS and Android which will provide jobseekers faster, more convenient, more effective, and inexpensive access to the best career and employment opportunities in the labor market.
“Using cellular phones and other mobile gadgets are the newest ways of searching for a job nowadays. These mobile gadgets have become our “go-to” devices for a plethora of tasks. More and more people, especially the youth, now use mobile devices to find employment, expand their networks, and get a leg up on their competition,” said Baldoz.
“Through the mobile application for iOS and Android, jobseekers can search for jobs; view vacancy results; surf for job fairs; and browse DOLE-BLE publications in PDF forms wherever they are,” she added.
The labor and employment chief said the DOLE, through the Bureau of Local Employment (BLE), which supervises and administers the E-PJN, has recently signed memorandum of agreements with the SFI Group of Companies; Career Hub Network Corp.; JobStreet Select, Inc.; Quantum X, Inc.; and The NowGroup to improve E-PJN system and expand public access to career guidance and labor market information.
“The DOLE continues to seek ways to assist our jobseekers find employment opportunities. With the mobile applications that I expect our new partners to unveil soon, searching for jobs will be faster, simpler, and more efficient,” said Baldoz.
She announced that the BLE and its five partners are set to launch the iOs and Android mobile application at the National PESO Congress in General Santos City on 22 October.