Saturday, September 21, 2019

Job hunting made easier for Fernandinos

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Seeking for a job is “just a click away” with the City Government of San Fernando’s adoption of the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole)’s latest innovation called job search kiosk (JSK).

JSK is a touch-screen, ATM-type equipment, which stores information of thousands of job opportunities from in and out of the country.

Mayor Edwin Santiago received the brand new machine from Dole Pampanga Chief Arlene Tolentino, during the flag raising ceremony on Monday. Witnessing the turnover were Vice-Mayor Jimmy Lazatin, Councilor Angie Hizon and Public Employment Service Office (PESO) Manager Donny Sayre.

Having been committed in sustaining the city’s employment rate, San Fernando is the first recipient of a systematically upgraded JSK among the 22 cities and municipalities in Pampanga.

“This innovation marks another milestone in our governance. With this machine, Fernandinos are ensured of a functional job matching and skills registry system; moreover we are helping employers who want to hire more manpower from the city,” said Santiago.

For her part, Tolentino explained that the system is aided by the Bureau of Local and Employment (BLE) PHILJOB.NET icon. “This feature gives a comprehensive list of job openings from various local and overseas companies.”

She underscored that the opportunity to work abroad is also made easier through the collaboration of Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), which sets a list of available careers from all over the world.

“These features are all found in our machine,” added Tolentino.

JSK is also equipped with complete, accurate details including the job description, amount of wage, and the number of available positions for a certain Job Title. Applicants may also verify the authenticity of each agency and recruitment firm.

Together with Dole, the city government has also tied up with various government agencies to ease job hunting as well as facilitate job matching. Aside from securing jobs, applicants may also avail themselves of online services from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), National Reintegration Center for OFWS (NRCO), Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC).

Interested Job seekers may look for the JSK machine anytime at the PESO in the City Hall. (CSF-CIO)

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