Students will soon have faster and easier time looking for career opportunities as the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) starts deploying Job Search Kiosks (JSK) in campuses of big Metro Manila universities, according to Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III.

First to benefit from the kiosks are students from the Far Eastern University (FEU) and the University of Santo Tomas (UST).

“The DOLE will set up job search kiosks to help their students find relevant information on job openings and other relevant career opportunities,” Bello said.

A Job Search Kiosk is an information portal housed in an ATM-type, stand-alone labor market information system capable of employment facilitation like job search and skills matching facility.

It serves as a virtual jobs fair site that will regularly churn out employment opportunities in the job market. Deployment of JSKs is also one of the strategies of DOLE to mitigate unemployment and job mismatch.

FEU President Michael Alba and UST Rector Fr. Herminio Dagohoy expressed their support for the promotion of JSK as an effective strategy on its developmental career program for students and alumni.

Both of the universities’ Guidance and Counseling – Career Services has also vowed to equip and prepare the potentials and competencies of their students on their chosen career paths to help prevent job mismatch and unemployment.

### Abegail De Vega

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