Baldoz outlines step-by-step process repatriates from Libya should follow in accessing local and overseas job opportunities

Date Posted: August 1st, 2014 05:44 AM
 

 

Baldoz outlines step-by-step process repatriates from Libya should follow in accessing local and overseas job opportunities Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday said OFW repatriates from Libya who decide to seek employment in the Philippines after they have settled can rest assured of the DOLE's job referral assistance and other local employment services, access to relevant labor market information. "Job referral assistance is one of the services the DOLE offers under the Assist WELL Program, a package of comprehensive assistance and services to ensure that returning OFWs are immediately integrated in the mainstream of Philippine society," said Baldoz. The Assist WELL Program, a component of the National Reintegration Program, is a convergence of services and assistance of various DOLE agencies, namely, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Bureau of Local Employment (BLE), Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC), International Labor Affairs Bureau, and the Labor Communications Office. Secretary Baldoz made the assurance after the Bureau of Local Employment headed by Director Dominique Rubia-Tutay reported that OFW repatriates from Libya may access the Enhanced PhilJobNet System (E-PJN) and efficiently look for the right job on a 24/7 basis, for free. The E-PJN is the government's web-based job matching facility and labor market information portal. "To our OFW repatriates from Libya, accessing the jobs at the Enhanced PhilJobNet is very easy. They only need to follow a simple step-by-step process," said Baldoz. Director Tutay bared these steps as follows: Step One: Access the www.phil-jobnet.dole.gov.ph. If the job seeker is a first time user, click "Sign Up" and register. To register, key-in your e-mail address and enter a password. Click the "Submit" button. An e-mail activation will be sent to your e-mail address. Open the said e-mail and click on the "Activate My Account" link. This will direct you to the E-PJN site. Once registered, make sure to complete your profile. Update it as necessary. A registered user must always click "Login" every time you go to the website. Don't forget your username and password. Step Two: A job seeker searching for vacancies should go to "find the right job" icon at the upper right corner of the website; type the desired occupation or company, such as "engineer", or "ABC Corporation", and then click "search". A list of jobs related to the job seeker's search will pop-up in the window. Choose the desired vacancy and click the magnifying glass icon at its right side. A description of the job and the establishment and contact information will appear. The jobseeker, if he wants to apply, need to write an application. Step Three: A job seeker who wants to view job orders overseas should go to "our services" icon at the lower left portion and click "Job Orders (Overseas)". A list of jobs related to the job seeker's search will pop-up in the window. Choose the desired vacancy and click the magnifying glass icon at its right side. A description of the job and the recruitment agency licensed by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, including the contact information, will appear. The jobseeker, if he wants to apply, need to write an application. Fourth: Registered and accredited companies or employers of E-PJN can view the master list of displaced workers at the lower right portion. They need to use their designated username account (email address) and TIN to access or view the profile of workers. They can directly contact a worker who qualifies for their requirement. The Phil-JobNet, according to Baldoz, has functioned continuously for more than a decade since it was first launched in 1998. It is now the leading job search and job and skills matching portal in the Philippines, with its private sector partners closely trailing behind. "In 2012, we started to enhance the system to make it more user-friendly, functional, utilitarian, and inter-active," she said. As of 31 July, the E-PJN has a 65,939 list of vacancies; 1,340,616 job applicants registered; and 285 skills-for-hire posted. On the other hand, JobsDB.com, a partner of the E-PJN, has only 105,940, while another E-PJN partner, JobStreet.com.ph, has 42,282 job vacancies. Both online portals are linked with the old Phil-JobNet website. Baldoz reiterated her encouragement to repatriated OFWs to stay in the country in the meantime, saying the government, through the DOLE, continues to intensify its efforts in providing all necessary intervention for the safe and smooth return of OFWs from Libya. "We are ready for their arrival and subsequent reintegration in their home country,” Baldoz said. “We have many job opportunities for our OFWs here. Opportunities that will help them move forward in life; and aside from giving a boost in our local economy, they will also have the chance to work while being with their families,” she finally said. END/hjtg



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