The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has set up a package of comprehensive reintegration assistance and services under its Assist WELL Program to ensure that returning overseas Filipino workers (OFW) who voluntarily sign up for repatriation, or those who are compelled to go home under mandatory repatriation due to crises or emergency situations, are successfully reintegrated in the mainstream of Philippine society.
The Department of Labor and Employment has been granted additional funding amounting to P143.330 million between 2012 and 2013 through the Disbursement Acceleration Program. It funded five programs. Here is a breakdown.
Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday announced that the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Governing Board (GB) has ordered a total ban on the processing and deployment of all returning/vacationing overseas Filipino workers bound for Afghanistan, following the Department of Foreign Affairs’ (DFA) issuance of Crisis Alert Level 3 (Voluntary Repatriation Phase) for Afghanistan , which has been experiencing tension following the conduct of the Presidential Elections held last 14 June 2014.
JobStart is a partnership program of the DOLE, Asian Development Bank (ADB), and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) which aims to increase the employability of the youth by providing them access to technical and life skills training demanded by employers and by mentoring and tooling them to improve their job searches and outcomes.
Filipino workers who look forward to working in the Cayman Islands should take the International English Language Test (IELTS) or the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) prior to working in the islands, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
Secretary Baldoz: “”We need to consider the recommendation that the post-2015 agenda should link the traditional areas of labor administration, such as social protection, youth employment, occupational safety and health, and capacity building for labor inspectors, to decent work for all, green jobs, intensification of labor mobility through the promotion of mutual skills recognition at national and regional levels, and migrant workers’ protection.”
Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday revealed that she has issued general authority to 426 Labor Law Compliance Officers (LLCOs) to visit a total of 76,766 establishments all over the country this year to ensure their compliance with all labor laws and occupational health and safety standards.
Department of Labor and Employment—National Capital Region (DOLE NCR) Director Alex Avila yesterday reported to Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Baldoz that 24,923 job seekers flocked the recently-concluded Labor Day job fairs held at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, and at various SM malls in Metro Manila.
The Official Gazette marks this year’s Labor Day with a briefer that is divided into three parts. The first two sections trace the history and process of minimum wage setting in the Philippines, spanning half a century since 1965. The third and final section lists down the 68 job fairs that will be held simultaneously across the country on May 1, compiled and released by (DOLE).
Secretary of Labor and Employment Baldoz: “The DOLE encourages tripartite participation in making policy and carrying out its programs through inclusive social dialogue. It continues to reach out to all its consultation that could lead to productive tripartite cooperation.”