CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (PIA)–The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-10 in collaboration with the Public Employment Service Office Managers Association of the Philippines (PESOMAP) Incorporated will host this year’s 21st National PESO Congress, September 23-24 to further realign public employment initiatives and tackle employment challenges wrought by the coronavirus disease (COVID)-19 pandemic.
“We want to elevate the professionalism and capacities for our PESO managers, which will be an added qualification on their part and enhance their security of tenure, and also improve to an extent their level of productivity,” DOLE-10 Assistant Regional Director Estrella Pahalla said during the 21st National PESO Congress press conference, September 21.
To be attended by PESO Managers across the country, the congress aims to intensify coordination and networking among fellow managers to tackle issues and updates in the field of labor and employment, share best practices in work innovations, and restrategize employment facilitation in the New Normal.
With the full commitment of DOLE and its attached agencies, the department will invite keynote speakers to discuss the National Employment Recovery Strategy, the professionalization of the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) position through National Certification, assessments of local public employment facilitation services and mechanisms in the country, and among others, to capacitate PESO managers and their key partners.
“The role of PESO managers is to encourage job seekers to remain active by providing them programs and services that the PESO can offer by blending in the new stage of giving out new information through social media and offering them the support the best way possible to those who cannot use the inline channels and advertising,” shared PESOMAP Inc. Region-10 President Kathleen Kate Sorilla.
Despite physical limitations as a result of adherence to public health safety protocols for the mitigation of COVID-19, DOLE-10 Regional Director Albert Gutib is confident in his team to host a productive and successful congress for the betterment of employment in the country by improving the PESO’s current operations and empowering its managers.
“After this congress, the PESO will continue to provide and function as provided in the law such as referral and placement services, and to complement different programs and services of DOLE and its attached agencies utilizing innovative approaches,” Gutib said. (VPSB/PIA-10)