PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — THE Manila Economic and Cultural Office yesterday lauded Labor Secretary Marianito Roque for helping promote the country’s electronic selection and recruitment system to major Taiwanese employers.
Rodolfo Sabulao, MECO director for labor affairs, said Roque made a pitch for the electronic selection and recruitment system for Taiwan’s major employers, a joint project of MECO and DoLE, when he presided over an employers’ conference on the Special Hiring Program for Taiwan held during his recent visit to Taipei.
“During the employers’ conference, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration launched its electronic selection and recruitment system which is being matched by the e-verification system of MECO-Labor in Taipei,” Sabulao said.
The conference was attended by Taiwanese employers who are hiring new Filipino workers. Currently, some 90,000 Filipinos are working in Taiwan.
“Secretary Roque’s efforts to help promote the e-selection and recruitment system was important in enlightening Filipino workers and Taiwanese employers about the availability of an electronic system that can expedite the search for and recruitment of skilled workers,” Sabulao said.
MECO and DoLE have jointly initiated a national human resources registry or e-selection and recruitment system for Taiwan’s major employers. Highly skilled Filipino workers, including those who will soon be finishing their employment contracts in Taiwan, are encouraged to register in this human resource database. The registry aims to market workers for possible jobs in leading industrial zones of Taiwan and the Philippines.
The project aims to build a talent pool composed of Filipinos who have the skills and experience that Taiwan’s electronics and high-tech manufacturers are looking for.
Antonio Basilio, MECO managing director and resident representative, said Taiwanese employers could use the e-selection and recruitment system to expedite their search for and recruitment of skilled workers.
“Employers could choose the qualified applicants from this database, and later interview them to validate their credentials. With this electronic system, employers and job-seekers need not go through a middleman or a broker,” he said.