Western Visayas employment managers to meet in Iloilo

ILOILO CITY -- After four years, managers of Public Employment Service Office (Peso) of local governments in Western Visayas will reconvene on April 24 to 26, 2017 in Iloilo City.

The three-day gathering will also be joined by chairpersons of the committee on labor and employment of the various Provincial Board in the region.

The gathering will tackle the internal rules and regulations(IRR)of enhanced Peso, employment information system for all working population, labor market information, IRR of the special program for the employment of students(SPES)and updates on the end of contractualization (Endo).

Maria Lucy Muralla, regional labor and employment officer and focal person for Peso of the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) in Western Visayas, said the enhanced IRR for Peso would empower and assure stability among its managers.

She added that if local legislators who would be joining the congress would understand the value of the Peso, then it would pave the way for its institutionalization.

The employment information system for all working population is an expanded version of the skills mapping. The previous skills mapping is offline and the data is only limited within the local government unit (LGU). The enhanced system is connected to the Philjobnet, she said.

The enhanced system started last December and Dole will give an award to the Peso with the highest registrants during the last three months.

The new system makes the data readily available to employers to easily find the human resource they need. It will also serve as a guide to determine the kind of training needed as it will reflect the most sought-after skills.

The labor market information provides data on emerging jobs in the next 10 years. It will serve as baseline information for the academe on the kind of program to be offered, she said.

The IRR of SPES will also be tackled. SPES provides employment to qualified students interested to pursue their education but lack financial resources.

Updates on Endo will also be shared with participants, especially its IRR as well as information about the search for Best Peso.

Muralla said that focal persons from Dole central office are expected to arrive for the three-day gathering. (PNA)