DOLE: 108 occupations in need of workers

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In the Philippines during job fairs thousands of jobs are offered for employment, but sadly few positions are filled up or there are no takers because applicants aren't qualified. There's a high skills mismatch. Schools turn out graduates with skills not fitted with the demands of companies, firms and industries. The Bureau of Labor and Employment advice people to take up and finish courses that will equip them with in-demand skills.

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DOLE: 108 occupations in need of workers
The Philippines’ Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has come up with a list of 108 occupations needed by firms, companies and various sectors of society but, sad to say, but these positions are hardly filled up because of the lack of qualified workers. So let’s listen to what they’ve to say.
Top management in the Labor sector are 100% convinced that Filipinos should enroll in courses or career that are suited to the specific needs of companies.

108 jobs with skills demanded by companies, firms, industries, other sectors

The Bureau of Local Employment (BLE) which is under the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), has announced a list of 108 “in-demand and hard-to-fill” occupations that need workers within the next 10 years.
The list came up based on DOLE’s findings on the latest labor market study under its “Project Jobsfit” program.
Most in demand workers in the agribusiness sector are animal husbandry graduates, agricultural economists, aquaculturists, and coconut farmers.
Call center agents topped the cyber services sector, while experienced nurses are needed in the health and wellness sector.
To avail complete list of the aforementioned 108 hard-to-fill-up jobs which is still valid for the coming ten years, click here.

Applicants skills don't match with skills needed by employers

Skills mismatch
Fresh graduates are having a hard time finding jobs because their skills and educational background do not fit the needs of businesses, according to the BLE .
New graduates sadly lack needed experience because the curricular offerings of some schools and the manpower needs of companies sometimes do not match, the agency said.
“Kaya walang experience ang individual kasi habang nag-aaral ang bata, hindi nagma-match sa kailangan ng industry,” (The student’s learning experience in school is nothing because it doesn’t match the need of the industry), BLE Director Criselda Sy explained.

Where are the jobseekers?

In the Philippine Star updated March 2, 2013, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) published Thousands of Jobs, no takers.
Over 70,000 jobs were offered in job fairs, but there were few takers, the DOLE said Friday, March 1, 2013.
In 40 job fairs the government and private companies held in January, only 21,385 applicants came to register. More than half or 51 percent of applicants were women.
The DOLE said over 600 employers and establishments offered 70,651 job vacancies. Metro Manila accounted for almost 10,000 of the job openings.
Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz noted that 2,877 applicants were hired on the spot in the fairs.
“This is just the first month of the year. The department has still many job fairs to come. We expect more applicants to be hired on-the-spot in the next fairs which we will conduct year round,” she said.
The DOLE has been undertaking job fairs nationwide to facilitate the employment of a big number of people.


Meanwhile, the Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) has a different analysis of the economic condition. It bewails the fact that more and more Filipinos are getting jobless,
“No amount of media hype by the labor department can refute the fact that more and more people are getting jobless. Not only has the Aquino government failed to generate sufficient employment for Filipinos, it has also failed to prevent companies from closing down,” KMU secretary-general Roger Soluta said.
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