Ba­coor City’s em­ploy­ment rate con­tin­ues up­ward trend

Manila Bulletin - - Classifieds Jobfair 2017 - Ba­coor City Mayor Lani Mer­cado Revilla (4th from left) dur­ing the for­mal launch of the city’s Over­seas Job Fair.

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.

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