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DOLE-X reaches 16,320 Manolo Fortich individuals for MRace skills survey; 518 establishments profile

Malaybalay City, Bukidnon --- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-X), in partnership with the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) of Manolo Fortich Municipality, had successfully profiled 16,320 individual skills which belonged to either employed, unemployed and underemployed workers. In addition, some 518 establishments were profiled from micro, small, medium and large enterprises from various industry classifications also in the said town of this province.

 

DOLE-X Bukidnon Provincial Field Office (Buk PFO) Chief Raul L. Valmores said the PESO of Manolo Fortich Local Government Unit (LGU) was selected by the department to implement the Mission Rebooting Activities through Community Engagement (MRACE).

 

MRACE is recently launched to stimulate economic activities and improve the labor market situation of communities all over the country. It aims to revitalize economic activities through community engagements in the form of livelihood and skills trainings, employment facilitation, reintegration programs for OFWs, distribution of employees’ compensation program benefits, provision of productivity trainings for establishments, and profiling of labor market situations to identify necessary interventions.

 

To effectively implement the Mission RACE Program, the implementing Local Government Unit through its PESO and the DOLE Region X has hired some 22 Local and Barangay Healthy Economic Recovery Officers (HEROs), under the Government Internship Program (GIP), to be assigned to the 22 barangays of the municipality.

 

Moreover, Valmores said, “A Barangay HERO/GIP is tasked to engage with the community and administer survey tools to individuals 15 years and above and to establishments within their assigned barangay which will then be encoded to a database for consolidation at the regional level. Upon profiling, they will endorse profiled individuals that they seem needs immediate intervention to the Local HERO who’s in-charge of the overall supervision and monitoring of the Mission RACE program at the barangay level for appropriate endorsement to concerned agencies.”

 

Valmores said, “The PESO Manolo Fortich has set 14,403 individuals reached as their baseline target; however, as of today, we have already achieved 116% of our target. We are definitely taking steps in the right direction.”

 

Mission RACE is a government initiative in line with the National Employment Recovery Strategy (NERS), the country’s recovery plan for the pandemic-struck labor market.  The program seeks to reboot economic activities in the form of sustainable livelihood trainings and profiling of labor market situations in the locality to identify necessary interventions. The profiling of prospective beneficiaries will run from June to December 2021. Its implementation is being spearheaded by the Bureau of Local Employment (BLE), in partnership with the Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC), Employees' Compensation Commission (ECC), National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC), National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO), and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

 

End/Jessamie A. Jorquia /DOLE-X/Bukidnon Provincial Field Office

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DOLE-X MRACE Healthy Economic Recovery Officers (HEROs) conduct skills profiling and interview

 

individuals in the 22 barangays of Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon.(Photo source: DOLE-X/Bukidnon PFO)

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2021-11-15
ALBERT E. GUTIB




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