THE Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) said on Saturday that there are more than 150,000 job vacancies that are posted at the Dole's Internet job portal.
Dole Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz in a statement is encouraging jobseekers to make use of the enhanced PhilJobNet (PJN), which is the government’s official job search, job matching, and labor market information portal, to apply for available jobs.
“The PhilJobNet generated from January 1, 2016 to March 4, 2016 a total of 155,280 job vacancies from various industries in the country,” said Baldoz in reference to the web portal that can be accessed via www.philjobnet.ph.
According to the Bureau of Local Employment (BLE), PJN now has a mobile phone-friendly web application system more responsive to optimal viewing, offers interactivity for easy reading and navigation, and has been improved with more efficient features and functionalities.
Jobseekers can also use their social networking accounts, such as Facebook and LinkedIn, to access the PJN as well as provide the applicants feedback on the results of their job interviews, and upload certificates and licenses, as well as receive email alerts on job matches, updates, and announcements.
Dole has developed a PhilJobNet’s user’s guide, which aims to assist clients in navigating the new PJN platform.
Baldoz said the Information Technology–Business Process Management (IT-BPM) sector is looking to employ 1.19 million employees for this year alone.
“Some say there are no jobs in the country. Wrong. In the IT-BPM sector alone, industry players target 1.19 million direct employments this year,” he said.
Foremost in the sector is the demand for 225,000 workers for the contact center sub-sector, followed by the 100,000 workers eyed the health outsourcing sub-sector.
The IT-BPM has five sub-sectors: call centers; global in-house centers (GICs); IT outsourcing; healthcare outsourcing; and creative outsourcing.
“IT-BPM cuts across industries—this is its distinct characteristic—so we have to make sure that Filipino workers are skilled and equipped for them to be ready to take advantage of the growth opportunities,” Baldoz said. (HDT/Sunnex)