(Tacurong City) Administrators and Human Resource Department personnel of twenty business establishments based in the City of Tacurong vowed to help the Local Government Unit (LGU) generate more employment for the city’s jobseekers.
In a meeting called by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the LGU’s Public Employment Service Office (PESO) on July 12, 2012, said establishments pledged to regularly submit list of their job vacancies to PESO.
The business groups’ commitment came in the wake of Sangguniang Panlungsod’s passage of a resolution enjoining business establishments in Tacurong to submit list of their job vacancies to PESO.
Atty. Benjamin Fajardo, Jr., Chairperson of SP Committee on Labor and Employment and author of said resolution, told the group during the meeting that by furnishing the PESO of their vacancies, jobseekers could spare themselves of time and money supposed to be spent in tiring job hunts.
Josephine Raras, Human Resource Department Head of St. Louis Hospital, commended the initiative of the DOLE and LGU saying that with this initiative, job-hunters could easily locate in a common and accessible venue jobs that are available in the labor market. “Through PESO, we could even advertise our job hiring for free”, said Ms. Raras.
The meeting already produced good result that very same day. Ms. Mary Caroline Toreta, Store Accountant of Talakudong Food Corporation, franchise holder of Jollibee, informed the PESO that their store is opening job applications and screenings for food clerks every Monday. Ms. Toreta said that applicants can go straight to their store on the given schedule although it would be better if they could secure first referrals from the PESO before applying.
Aside from Jollibee and St. Louis Hospital, other establishments represented during the meeting and vowed to help the LGU in job generation included Betalac Construction & General Merchandise, Cho-Ven Shell Station, COSEDA Security Services, Ezra Shell Station, Immacon Auto Parts & Calibration Center, Kimsan Plaza Corporation, MUTI,  and Sultan Kudarat Telephone System, Incorporated.
Other establishments that were also represented included Notre Dame of Tacurong College, Partner Rural Bank, R & I Marketing, RAQI Builder Construction & Supply, Sandig Medical Clinic & Hospital, STI College of Tacurong, Swana Mercantile, SUMIFRU, Valdez Mother & Child, and Tacurong Shang-Shang Marketing.
Meanwhile, highlighted also during the meeting was the introduction of the Phil-Jobnet and the Skills Registry System (SRS) to the said business establishments. Phil-Jobnet is an automated job and applicant matching system that aims to fast-track jobseekers’ search for jobs and employers’ search for manpower; while SRS is a national database registry system that links the country’s active labor supply with the current manpower demands both locally and abroad.
Establishments were also assisted in the on line registration to Phil-Jobnet as well as the offline registration to SRS. (LGU Tacurong Information)