MANILA, Philippines ? Jobseekers can now access vacancies online at the free Career Guide of the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE).
The Career Guide is accessible both at the newly-launched GMA (Greater Modular Access) Jobs Center kiosks in key malls and local government units nationwide, at www.phil-job.net, or the Bureau of Local Employment (BLE) website at www.ble.dole.gov.ph.
Acting Labor secretary Romeo Lagman said the Career Guide lists highly in-demand but hard-to-fill occupations and increases jobseekers? access to opportunities.
He said this series of occupational briefs on more than 40 occupations, contains relevant information such as the nature of a job, its education and competency requirements, earnings, employment and job outlook.
He added that the guide covers in-demand occupations identified during the DoLE-led National Human Resource Conference in 2007.
These occupations are: accountant, aircraft mechanic, animator, architect, barista, bartender, CAD (computer-assisted design) operator, call center agent, caregiver, chef, civil engineer, commercial airline pilot, computer programmer, cook, dietician, electrical engineer, geologist, heavy equipment mechanic, heavy equipment operator, hotel reservations officer, massage therapist, mechanical engineer, medical technologist, medical transcriptionist, metallurgical engineer, mining engineer, nursing assistant, physical therapist, optometrist, pharmacist, physical therapist, professional nurse, receptionist, retail salesperson, room attendant, software engineer, surveyor, telemarketer, tour guide, travel agent, waiter/waitress, welding and metal fabricator.
Lagman said the GMA Job Center kiosks were launched nationwide on May 1 at the following malls: Starmalls (San Fernando, Pampanga); Galeria (Ortigas) and Forum (Pioneer, Mandaluyong); Lipa City, Batangas, and Dasmariñas, Cavite; Iloilo City and Bacolod City; and earlier at the Robinson?s Mall in Malate, Manila.
Lagman said the BLE, in cooperation with the International Labor Organization, also developed the complementary ?Guiding Youth Careers-A handbook for young jobseekers.?
?Also accessible online, the said handbook may be used by guidance counselors in vitally assisting young jobseekers, by providing them with effective direction and advice pertaining to their career and job searches,? Lagman said.