By Zen Trinidad
CALAMBA CIY, Laguna Jan 12 (PNA) — Over the weekend, the Information, Investment Promotion and Employment Service Office (IIPESO) of the city headed by Peter Capitan conducted a planning workshop on institutionalizing the Barangay Employment Service Office (BESO) in order to speed up employment generation.
Peter Capitan said that of the 54 barangays comprising the city, 12 barangays are within the vicinity of major industrial parks. These are barangays: Canlubang, Paciano Rizal, Parian, Batino, Barandal, Punta, Real, Turbina, Lamesa, Prinza and Milagrosa.
Capitan noted that although these barangays are within the vicinity of industrial parks, they lack the knowledge on employment facilitation programs.
By institutionalizing the BESO, Capitan said that “there is a barangay resolution to this effect, appointment of an employment coordinator, establishment of an office, and formation of Skills Registry.”
”In this manner, the barangays can facilitate their own employment activities in coordination with our office,” Capitan added, “And we will give them a Certificate of No Objection.”
Moreover Capitan said that one of the advantages of institutionalizing the BESO is to “avoid illegal recruitment activities” happening in some barangays and to avoid “human trafficking” incidents to happen through proper monitoring in the barangay level.
Capitan said that the department has adopted a slogan “IIPESO Never Stop.” He announced the holding of a Job Fair on January 17, 2015 for local and employment abroad at the Calamba City Hall to start the year toward strong employment generation.
The IIPESO has been a Hall of Fame awardee by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) for job generation and the highest number of Hired –On –The –Spot (HOTS) in Job Fairs.
Likewise, IIPESO conducted the First Employment Summit in October 2014 and was able to formulate the city’s Employment and Human Resource Development Plan (EHRDP) 2015-2020, a copy of which was submitted to DOLE Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz during the event.
Capitan explained that strengthening the role of BESO is actually an “off shoot” of the First Employment Summit. (PNA)