About 40 barangay officials of Bacolod City vowed to help implement the government's campaign on employment during the National Skills Registry System Performance Assessment Exercise held last week, a press release from the Department of Labor and Employment said.
DOLE Negros Occidental head Ma. Victoria Mondragon said that local government units, including the barangays, have a very significant role in facilitating employment opportunities under the Phil-Jobnet, the government's web-based registry of job and skills.
The skills registry system allows jobseekers to be listed and become a market of pooled occupation immediately available to employers once they post their list of job openings in the Phil-Jobnet.
Mondragon asked the barangay heads to help in the skills registration of all job seekers in their communities. She said they can be the most effective machineries to address the lack of information on the occupational demands and skills availability.
The exercise informed the participants on how the Skills Registry System operates, the press release said.
The SRS is a skills registration that makes jobseekers find and obtain jobs through labor market information, it added.
The assessment of PESO performance, showed that information on job skills and the availability of qualified jobseekers were limited due to inadequate registry stored by the PESO.*