DOLE finds jobs for 8,097 Bicolanos

By RP ESCALANTE

NEW JOB, NEW LIFE.

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Bicol has placed a total of 8,097 Bicolanos into new jobs even before the end of the first quarter of 2010.

DOLE Bicol Regional Director Alvin M. Villamor said the job placement was due to the continuous jobs fair and job solicitation efforts conducted by the agency’s provincial offices and various Public Employment Services Offices (PESO) across the region.

The placement figure scores an 80 per cent accomplishment from the regional target job placement of 10,094.

“I am positive that we can hit the 10,000 Bicolano jobs even before the end of the year. Rest assured that we will do everything we can to give more jobs to the Bicolanos,” Villamor said.

In other developments, eight labor inspectors of DOLE Bicol joined forces with other inspectors in Metro Manila last week for the implementation of the Project Labor Enforcement Action Plan (LEAP) in the metropolitan area.

“The labor inspectors from DOLE Bicol regional office will be temporarily deployed to Metro Manila to augment DOLE-NCR in the latter’s one month massive inspection throughout Metro Manila,” explained Villamor.

The move, according to Villamor, is part of the project LEAP in response to the directive of President Benigno C. Aquino III to maintain a stable and secured labor force.

Similar with DOLE’s previous Inspection Blitz Program, Project LEAP intends to assess every establishment in the country focusing on problematic sectors like security agencies, malls and food chains. LEAP is conceptualized by Hon. Sec. Rosalinda D. Baldoz.

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