Aquino directs DOLE, other gov't agencies to address job mismatch

May 20, 2013 10:51 pm 

MANILA, May 20 — President Benigno S. Aquino III had already tapped the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to continue working to address the prevailing job mismatch, a Palace official said on Monday.

Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said in a press briefing in Malacanang that the Chief Executive asked the concerned agencies to exert all the necessary efforts to attain the administration's goal of providing employment for Filipinos after graduation.

Valte said President Aquino stressed the need for the concerned government agencies to craft measures to help address the country's employment concerns.

"The President has repeatedly talked about this. It needs to be addressed by a convergence between the Labor department, the CHED and the TESDA," Valte said.

Valte said the Chief Executive directed the DOLE to work along with its partner agencies in implementing various job creation facilitation programs to address the prevailing job mistmatch.

"Ang gusto po natin ay nabibigyan ng proper advice ang ating mga estudyante kung ano ang mga kurso na kapag naka-graduate sila ay bukas pa ang merkado para sa mga ganoong empleyo," Valte said.

"So, nakita po natin ‘yan nang nagkaroon ng oversupply in some sectors with the number of jobs that are available after they had graduated, and that is precisely why the President ordered these three agencies to come together and make sure that the proper advice is given our students who are beginning their university education," she said.

The administration is trying to attract both domestic and international investors to create more job opportunities for Filipinos. (PNA)

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