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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

DOLE expands online employment services; partners with largest online jobseeker database

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has established partnership with an affiliate of one of Asia's leading online recruitment companies to expand its efforts in helping industry and workers, especially the new entrants to the labor force and workers displaced by the global crisis, find skills and jobs via the Internet and other schemes.

Labor and Employment Secretary Marianito D. Roque said the DOLE entered into an agreement with a private executive search and staffing firm, the JobStreet Select Inc., establishing the two parties’ collaboration in the provision of online employment services to jobseekers seeking employment as well as to employers seeking skills that meet industry requirements.

Roque said JobStreet, Select Inc., is the staffing partner of, which is one of Asia's leading online recruitment companies operating in India, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines. also has the largest online jobseeker database with over one million registered jobseekers across the Philippines.
The DOLE Chief hailed the staffing firm for extending its cooperation in providing the workers and employers easy online access to information relevant to their search for jobs and needed skills.

He said the partnership with JobStreet Select would boost the DOLE’s efforts to facilitate the recruitment and placement of Filipino workers in view of the fact the serves the hiring requirements of over 10,000 employers and processes over 15,000 jobs posted daily on its website.

He asked other firms to also join hands with the DOLE in similar undertakings as this would facilitate the employment of workers and expansion of business, thereby, helping the country cope and survive the current global crisis.

The DOLE-JobStreet Select agreement was signed by DOLE Undersecretary Luzviminda G. Padilla and Grace R. Colet, general manager of JobStreet Select.

Under the agreement, the DOLE’s Phil-Jobnet homepage will be linked to all the available jobs in the website. Phil-Jobnet is the DOLE’s computerized skills and jobs matching system showing vacancy announcements of employers and resumes of registered jobseekers.

Phil-Jobnet will also provide links to the other contents such as career services, articles, events, guides, etc. will also participate in DOLE job fairs and other events.

Meanwhile, JobStreet Select will provide a facility within the website so that Phil-Jobnet registered jobseekers may be able to view existing vacancies posted in website without requiring the jobseekers to register with the latter.

Roque said the DOLE-JobStreet Select collaboration takes effect within one year upon signing of the agreement.

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