Promise 17: Solve labor-mismatch problem thru coordination between industry, academe, and govt


Posted at Jul 25 2010 12:17 AM | Updated as of Jul 24 2015 05:21 PM


The Promise
''We will solve the labor-mismatch problem by promoting better coordination between employers, academia and government, including through strengthening both public (e.g. Public Employment Service Offices -PESO) and private sector labor market information and exchange institutions, especially at the local levels.''

Aquino action plan on the economy

In progress


February 13, 2015 - Here’s good news to graduating students and other job seekers. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has set a series of job fairs nationwide to in an effort to provide more employment to young graduates and other job seekers. (Continue reading)

June 10, 2014 - The country’s unemployment rate went down by 7 percent in April, according to a study by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). NEDA said jobs growth in all major sectors of the economy pushed the country's total employment to 38.7 million in April, a 4.5 percent jump from the 37 million a year ago. (Continue reading)

March 24, 2014 - CHED, together with the Department of Labor (DOLE), the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and different associations of colleges and universities, came up with a list of courses and jobs that will be in demand from now until 2018. Government said it is important that the courses taken up by students match the job vacancies available in different industries. (Continue reading)

January 3, 2014 - There are more than 1.3 million job vacancies in the country for 2014, according to the government’s online jobs portal Phil-JobNet. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said this figure is 100,000 higher than what was posted the previous year. (Continue reading)

November 8, 2013 - Seeking a job in the information technology (IT) industry has been made easier and more interesting by two Filipino developers, who created a ''gamified'' online platform that matches jobseekers with suitable employers. (Continue reading)

July 25, 2012 - Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz outlined some of the strategies the Department of Labor and Employment will utilize to sustain the general increase in employment in the country. (Continue reading) 

June 21, 2012 - More people are now working part-time and they seem contented not having a full-time job. Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said results of the April 2012 Labor Force Survey (LFS) indicated a rise in part-time employment and a decline in full-time employment nationwide. (Cotinue reading)

May 14, 2012 - The Department of Labor and Employment continues to hold job fairs throughout the country. DOLE V Regional Director Nathaniel V. Lacambra said job fairs remain the best job-matching facility of the government. (Continue Reading)