Jobstreet.com to partner with govt agencies

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Online jobs portal Jobstreet.com Philippines Inc. is partnering with several government agencies to capture growing demand for employment in the public sector.

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“We’re starting to explore partnership with Tesda [Technical Education and Skills Development Authority], CHED [Commission on Higher Education], and we’re also looking at putting government jobs on our website,” Jobstreet.com Philippines country manager Philip Gioca told reporters on Thursday.

With Tesda, Jobstreet is targeting skilled workers that have no current plans to finish higher education in pursuit of a professional career, Gioca said at the sidelines of the Pre-Employment Orientation Seminar (PEOS) organized by Jobstreet.com and the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).

“We wanted to pool all the Tesda-possible trainings and seminars they can enroll and link it to our available skilled jobs there,” Gioca noted.

Gioca noted the partnership with CHED would focus on internships for college students by creating links on the Jobstreet site.

“There is a growing popularity of job seekers to look at prospects of working in government,” Gioca noted.” Unfortunately, they don’t know where to start it. So we’re putting that on our website this year and looking forward it can actually help local government as well.”

Jobstreet.com is a partner of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) in the online Pre-Employment Orientation System (PEOS) which started in 2014.

PEOS is an online approach against illegal recruiters, providing information on considerations before working overseas, employment contracts, country-specific information, fees and requirements, and the benefits of having an overseas employment certificate.

The program aims to lower the incidence of illegal recruitment that victimizes prospective overseas Filipino workers.

“The PEOS is instituted as a welfare intervention to complement the Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS) in providing information that prepares and guides workers in making a responsible choice about going abroad,” said Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.

On Thursday, POEA reported the PEOS is now mandatory for OFW applicants as part of the documentation that must be submitted along with pre-employment requirements to the employment agency.

POEA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac noted that since the program was launched, the number of reported illegal recruitment cases by local government units has declined from 800 cases to 400 to 500 a year.

Jobstreet has introduced enhancements to the PEOS website, including the Domestic Worker module and access to English and Taglish options.

A PEOS certificate can be obtained via www.peos.poea.gov.ph. The PEOS website may be accesses via mobile, laptop, tablet, or desktop. The certificate is free.

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