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Project Jobsfit of DOLE continues to guide students and jobseekers in Region 8

TACLOBAN CITYThe Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Region 8 continues to implement the Project JobsFit: DOLE 2020 Vision through the conduct of career coaching activities among high school graduating students and employment coaching among college graduating student last March 2017 to boost the jobs situation in the region.


DOLE Regional Director Exequiel R. Sarcauga said the program would guide students and new entrants to the labor force in identifying college and technical-vocational courses they may pursue in order to land in an occupation relevant to their expertise, or to engage in self-employment undertaking right after graduation.


Project JobsFit: DOLE 2020 Vision has identified through consultation with stakeholders, five (5) key employment generators in region 8 that have the potential to absorb the most number of workers from 2013-2020, namely, manufacturing, construction, power, health and wellness; and services.


Skills in manufacturing are in-demand due to continuous development of the region, new investors are coming in and company expansions are taking place especially after the devastation of Super Typhoon Yolanda. Some skills such as plant operator is hard to-fill position due to fast personnel turn-over to work abroad.


Construction skills on the other hand are in-demand because of the creation and development of facilities to support the tourism industry. Also, new investors are more confident to invest in the area.


Services in the hospital, hotel; food and beverage industry, travel agency and academe are both in-demand and hard to-fill jobs.


Meanwhile, agriculture, general tourism, ICT and mining are identified as the four emerging industries. The industry is attracting more investors and the tourism is focus of the region targeting to be alternative tourist destination in the country resulting to be one of the developing industries in the region.



Project JobsFit: DOLE 2020 Vision is a labor market signaling study that the DOLE initiated in 2009 as part of the its firm resolve to adopt coherent and innovative strategies to provide efficient employment facilitation services and to respond to the prevailing job-skill mismatch which underlies the unemployment and underemployment problems of the country.

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