In keeping with its thrust for government programs and policy grounded on labor market information and research, the Bureau of Local Employment (BLE) of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) inaugurated today a three-day training series on Advanced Labor Market Information. The online sessions seek to improve the knowledge and skills of labor and employment officers in handling reliable labor market information (LMI), as well as give an in-depth orientation on data generation, information sourcing, and related frameworks.

Day 1 of the training series takes off from the Basic Labor Market Information Training the Bureau conducted last November 2019. Conducted over the videoconferencing app Zoom, it was attended by over ninety participants from the DOLE Regional and Field Offices and Public Employment Service Offices (PESOs) nationwide.

In her welcome message, Assistant Secretary and Concurrent BLE Director Dominique Rubia-Tutay emphasized the important work LMI officers undertake in the time of a global pandemic. "Both PESOMAP (PESO Managers of the Philippines, Inc.) officers and DOLE Regional and Field implementers perform a crucial service during these challenging times. We must not stop learning and adapting in order to deliver the highest level of assistance to our constituents, particularly the workers and jobseekers. As the economy takes a blow from the quarantines put into effect to protect public health, we remain ready to arm our clients with the necessary LMI to help them find jobs and thrive in their careers of choice despite the times."

The first session focused on a review of basic LMI; diving deep into key concepts of LMI, including its classifications, sources, terminologies, and related frameworks. Nick Romano, CJ Lapiz, and Jill Borjal of the Labor Market Information, Research, and Career Guidance Advocacy Division (LMIRCGAD) of the BLE served as resource speakers. 

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