Please be informed that the personnel selection board of this office is now accepting applicants for vacant job position.
This Employment Guide for Students and Jobseekers brings together in one publication the various programs and services of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) that correspond to cycles of wage employment and self-employment. This Guide is devised as a useful, handy and reader-friendly material to help students and jobseekers start their employment options and how to prepare for their choice.
Thus, this Guide is organized along three (3) options for employment: (a) wage employment, whether local or overseas; (b) self-employment; and (c) skills training and upgrading of qualifications. The wage employment option covers the normal job cycle ranging from job application to termination of employment. The self-employment option deals with the entrepreneurship or practice of profession cycle. The skills training and upgrading of qualifications option provides the individuals with the information on how to improve their chances of employability by acquiring skills and furthering their studies.
National Budget Circular 542
National Budget Circular 542, issued by the Department of Budget and Management on August 29, 2012, reiterates compliance with Section 93 of the General Appropriations Act of FY2012. Section 93 is the Transparency Seal provision, to wit:
Sec. 93. Transparency Seal. To enhance transparency and enforce accountability, all national government agencies shall maintain a transparency seal on their official websites. The transparency seal shall contain the following information: (i) the agency’s mandates and functions, names of its officials with their position and designation, and contact information; (ii) annual reports, as required under National Budget Circular Nos. 507 and 507-A dated January 31, 2007 and June 12, 2007, respectively, for the last three (3) years; (iii) their respective approved budgets and corresponding targets immediately upon approval of this Act; (iv) major programs and projects categorized in accordance with the five key results areas under E.O. No. 43, s. 2011; (v) the program/projects beneficiaries as identified in the applicable special provisions; (vi) status of implementation and program/project evaluation and/or assessment reports; and (vii) annual procurement plan, contracts awarded and the name of contractors / suppliers / consultants.
The respective heads of the agencies shall be responsible for ensuring compliance with this section.
A Transparency Seal, prominently displayed on the main page of the website of a particular government agency, is a certificate that it has complied with the requirements of Section 93. This Seal links to a page within the agency’s website which contains an index of downloadable items of each of the above-mentioned documents.
A pearl buried inside a tightly-shut shell is practically worthless. Government information is a pearl, meant to be shared with the public in order to maximize its inherent value.
The Transparency Seal, depicted by a pearl shining out of an open shell, is a symbol of a policy shift towards openness in access to government information. On the one hand, it hopes to inspire Filipinos in the civil service to be more open to citizen engagement; on the other, to invite the Filipino citizenry to exercise their right to participate in governance.
This initiative is envisioned as a step in the right direction towards solidifying the position of the Philippines as the Pearl of the Orient – a shining example for democratic virtue in the region.
For convenience of the Filipinos, the Department of Labor and Employment utilizes the use of technology by having facebook and twitter as ways of extending job opportunities for those job seekers who intend to apply for employment this upcoming Labor Day.