Friday, December 7, 2007

Nueva Ecija employment program intensified

PALAYAN CITY: The provincial government of Nueva Ecija intensified its employment drive using a program that matches job applicants and prospective employers called “Trabahong Una ang Mamamayan sa Abroad at Lokal na Industriya.”

The Provincial Manpower and Training Center (PMTC) under Emmanuel San Juan and the Provincial Employment Service Office spearhead this program.

Under the scheme, the PMTC will maintain a databank of skilled and semi-skilled applicants from all over Nueva Ecija and the industries that need workers.

Once the databank traces compatibility between the job applicants and the prospective employer, the provincial government through the PMTC matches them. There will be no fees to be paid to the government, San Juan said.

The program was launched in a simple ceremony led by Gov. Aurelio Umali, third district Rep. Czarina Umali, Nueva Ecija Small and Medium Enterprise Development Council President Vicky Gaetos, Nueva Ecija Chamber of Commerce and Industry head Kenny Bansale, as well as representatives from various learning institutions and industries.

Umali said the program would spare Novo Ecijanos from falling prey to illegal recruiters. This will also avoid problems between the employer and employee due to mismatch of skills and job placement. --Armand M. Galang/The Manila Times

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