No. of :

No. of Shares:

Currently viewed by: Marcus Rosit

DOLE, SEIPI team up to provide job opportunities in electronic industry

CALOOCAN CITY, (PIA) --The Department of Labor and Employment – National Capital Region (DOLE-NCR) joined the Job Fair of the Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Foundations, Inc. (SEIPI) recently held at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

With the theme of “Harnessing Digital Transformation to Accelerate Economic Recovery,” the labor department, together with SEIPI, aims to provide job opportunities specific to the electronic industry of the country.

A total of 19 participating employees attended the event who offered a total of 1,440 vacancies for the aspiring applicants.

In her keynote message on behalf of Labor Secretary Bienvenido E. Laguesma, DOLE Undersecretary Carmela I. Torres highlighted how the significant collaboration with SEIPI helps the Department’s goal of providing decent and better jobs for Filipinos.

“We intend to keep developing new engagements with the private sector by revisiting and strengthening partnership. Thus, we are truly grateful for this collaboration which also provides semiconductor and electronics industry employers the opportunity to select the most needed workers and support jobseekers in their quest for better jobs,” she said.

The DOLE Undersecretary also discussed the PhilJobNet and emphasized that this labor market information portal serves as an automated job and applicant matching system to fast track the job searching of applicants and search monitoring of human resource management practitioners.

For its part, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), as represented by Executive Director Lorenzo Emanuel Guillermo, shared the emerging key technologies that will have an impact to the electronics sector in the Philippines and even abroad, which are the following: Industry Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and big data, Internet of things, and Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing).

From a broad perspective, TESDA’s initiatives also serve a greater purpose in order to help individuals to become equipped and qualified skilled workers for their future career in the electronics industry. It’s collaboration with the Department’s goal in facilitating job opportunities to the people, serves a way to address the issue of job skills mismatched, low quality jobs, and weak productivity of the workforce through their life skills training.

Meanwhile, the following top 10 job vacancies among the 1,440 jobs were Production Operators (621), Equipment Specialists (150), Machine Operators (100), Apprentice Engineers (50), Engineers (21), Inspectors (20), Project Engineers (16), Technicians (15), Machine Technicians (14), and Manufacturing Product Engineers (14).

In total, 226 applicants were tagged as qualified or nearly hired, all of which are set for their final interview. (dole/pia-ncr)

About the Author

Susan De Leon

Assistant Regional Head

National Capital Region

IO 3

Feedback / Comment

Get in touch