Sec. Baldoz to Youth: Be job-ready through JobStart Philippines

From the Department of Labor and Employment “Full-cycle employment facilitation includes enhanced career assessment and guidance, life skills training, technical skills training, and internship which are the major building blocks in preparing young people for productive employment.” This was the statement of Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday, as she reiterated her call […]


DOLE Region 12 trailblazes as first online student employment program

Even with only 12 institutionalized (Public Employment Service Offices) PESOs out of 79 in the region, this had not stopped the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Regional Office No. 12 from implementing an innovation that other DOLE regional offices and PESOs in the country should emulate: an online Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES) that fast-tracks all the processes involved in the Special Program for the Employment of Students, a DOLE flagship program.


DOLE issues pay rules for Ninoy Aquino Day

Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday said that proper wage rules and core labor standards for workers must be observed on Thursday, August 21, 2014, which is a Special Non-Working Day across the nation marking Ninoy Aquino Day.


DOLE: 1,299 OFW repatriates from Libya assisted through Assist WELL Program

Many OFW repatriates from Libya, when asked to tick off what type of assistance they would want to receive from the government, express not just one, but several, types of assistance so much so that Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday said she expected the DOLE’s its regional and other attached offices regional offices to be working in a frenetic pace to satisfy the repatriates’ request for assistance.


Sec. Baldoz lauds DOLE Region 12 for Internet-based Quality Management System

Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis Baldoz yesterday lauded the the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Regional Office No. 12, headed by Regional Director Ofelia Bautista-Domingo, for implementing a very important management innovation, an Internet-based Quality Management System (IQMS) that eliminates 75 percent of paperwork requirements, enhances transparency, simplifies DOLE transactions, and enhances the region’s services delivery capability.


POEA issues guidelines on Ebola prevention for seafarers and manning agencies

Philippine Overseas Employment Administration chief Hans Leo J. Cacdac yesterday said the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has issued guidelines for seafarers and manning agencies in taking precaution against infection of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).


DOLE set to launch JobStart Philippines in order to address youth unemployment

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.


DOLE urges ASEAN labor ministers to link labor administration with decent work for all

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.”