Private sector companies keen to partner with DOLE to improve PH labor market information system
Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday expressed delight that the DOLE’s primary labor market information delivery machinery, the PhilJobNet, is already attracting several private sector companies who would like to partner with the DOLE and help deliver labor market information to the public.
“After we have signed Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with five private sector partners last September, a number of companies have also sent feelers to partner with us through the PhilJobNet,” said Baldoz.
The DOLE’s Bureau of Local Employment,, which administers the PhilJobNet, has developed a theme for its partnerships with private sector companies on LMI delivery. This theme, Working Together to Build a Better Labor Market Information System, seeks to highlight the DOLE’s thrust that LMI delivery is not exclusive to the government.
The first companies that has partnered with the DOLE are the SFI Group of Companies, Career Hub Network Corporation, JobStreet Philippines Inc., Quantum X, Inc., and the Now Group Inc.
The five have agreed to assist the DOLE to expand access to career guidance services and improve the enhanced PhiliJobnet for a more responsive LMI system.
“Their voluntary act to partner with the DOLE is part of their corporate social responsibilities and human resource development agenda. They are willing to cooperate and help us promote employment opportunities for jobseekers and to facilitate employers’ search for qualified manpower.
Director Tutay said the terms of the partnership agreements focus on improving the Enhanced Phil-Job Net (E-PJN) system and expanding access to career guidance as well as labor market information.
“As partner organizations of the DOLE in providing the best career and employment opportunities for jobseekers and facilitating the search for qualified manpower of employers through the E-PJN, these companies have now strategic spots and hyperlinks in the E-PJN’s Partners’ Page. They will also provide the DOLE and E-PJN spot and location in their respective websites,” Baldoz said, adding:
“These companies shall enjoy non-exclusive and non-transferable privileges of using each other’s logo in providing advocacy and IEC materials that are developed for each other’s clients, as well as sharing relevant LMI and career resources.
In the 14th PESO Congress, Baldoz said the DOLE and one of the five partners, SFI Group of Companies, will already unveil one of the products of the collaboration.
The SFI group will unveil the Philippine Talent Map, which it will administer. The talent map is designed to assess the skills and competencies of the workforce in each of the country’s local areas.