“Everyone may now access and log in to PhilJobNet through its new web address, www.PhilJobNet.gov.ph,” said Director Dominique Rubia-Tutay of the Department of Labor and Employment-Bureau of Local Employment (DOLE-BLE).
The Director said the scheme is in compliance with the Malacañang Administrative Order (AO) No. 39 s. 2013 that mandates government agencies to migrate to the government web hosting service of then Department of Science and Technology-Information and Communications Technology Office (DOST-ICTO) that is now transitioning to the newly institutionalized Department Information and Communications Technology (DICT). The DICT is responsible for the planning, development and promotion of the country's information and communications technology (ICT) agenda in support of national development.
“In this feat, the DOLE as government agency administering PhilJobNet conforms with the AO’s recognition of the need for greater security and robustness in the internet technologies being used to deliver reliable information and provide state of the art online services, which are free from impairment and disruption,” continued Director Tutay.
Starting 2011, the DOLE has sought for the optimization of use of ICT to improve employment facilitation and placement through the enhancement of the PhilJobNet, the Philippine government’s official online job site since 1998. The first phase of enhancement has resulted to the integration of the Skills Registry System (SRS) to the PhilJobNet. The SRS is the repository of computerized information on available manpower and their corresponding skills.
The PhilJobNet’s enhancement has also paved the way to the expansion of reach and accessibility of labor market information (LMI), through the development of a user-friendly platform that caters to the unique needs of special clients, and introduction of state-of-the-art channels for its services–the PhilJobNet mobile application and Job Search Kiosks.
The website’s enhanced operation was in full swing since the first semester of 2014, and was officially launch early this year.