Bacoor City’s employment rate continues upward trend
The employment rate of the city of Bacoor has been experiencing an upward trend in recent years. Latest figures show its unemployment rate going down to 3 per cent annually from the already-low 4 percent in 2016. This was attributed to the city’s favorable business climate as well as the employment generation programs being implemented by the local government under Mayor Lani Mercado Revilla. The private-public flagship partnership program initiated by Mayor Revilla is likewise expected to generate more jobs for Bacooreños in the next months. All these are in tune with the goals of the Mayor’s “Alagang Ate Lani” program.
Some 223,690 of Bacoor’s 370,348 workforce found gainful employment through the city’s various programs in 2016. In 2017, the work force is estimated to go up by 380,606 with the city’s various programs providing jobs to 229,886 workers.
One of the agencies taking the lead in job placement is Bacoor’s Public Employment Service Office (PESO). The mandate of PESO is to ensure the prompt, timely, and efficient delivery of employment services as well as to disseminate information on other programs of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). It not only provides labor market information, it also These have become a big factor in generating even more job opportunities for Bacooreños.
As of December, 2016, Alagang Ate Lani, with the help of PESO, solicited 62,696 vacancies whereby 7,354 job applicants were registered and referred, and 2,215 job applicants were successfully hired.
The Special Program for the Employment of Students was also successfully carried out. Career information guidance for high school and senior high school students from both public and private schools are currently ongoing, as well as the labor employment for Graduating Student in the college level.
PESO Bacoor’s aggressiveness has not gone unnoticed and has received various recognitions on the national level.
Under the stewardship of Ma. Victoria DC Jimenez, PESO Manager, PESO is committed to help the city government seek and create more job opportunities for Bacooreños.
As envisioned by Mayor Revilla, PESO will be involved in the creation of small businesses through Livelihood Negosyo Centers enhanced by the forthcoming construction of LRT Line Extension in 2018. This will serve as a significant factor in creating more job opportunities for Bacooreños. Moreover, PESO commits itself to having five job fairs annually, including events in barangays and colleges. Alagang Ate Lani, in cooperation with PESO, promises more jobs, more sources of livelihood and more skills training programs in the coming years to further help Bacooreños become more competitive and valued in the industry.