Localizing the National Skills Registry System starts in San Fernando City

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A March 21, 2011 press release by the Department of Labor and Employment
Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday announced that the skills registration of workers and employers under the National Skills Registry System (NSRS) has gone local, with San Fernando City starting the NSRS in its 43 barangays this month.
“The national skills registration is already in full swing at the local level,” Baldoz observed.
There will be consultation-briefings on skills registration for the 16 remaining barangays of the city. These are in Brgys. Apaleng, Bangcusay, Barangay IV, Biday, Camansi, Canaoay, Carlatan, Catbangen, Dalumpinas Este, Ilocanos Norte, Pagdalagan, Pagdaraoan, Pagudpud, Poro, Puspus, and Tanqui.
“Barangay leaders support our efforts to promote quality jobs for our workers here in San Fernando City,” said DOLE-RO1 Director Henry John S. Jalbuena.
Besides San Fernando City in La Union, the town of Rosales in Pangasinan, through its Public Employment Service Office (PESO), has also partnered with the DOLE in the implementation of the NSRS.
DOLE has started the NSRS to enable investors and employers find the skills they need and are available in particular areas of the country where they may set up or expand their businesses. The system will also let workers advertise themselves to their prospective employers—that they are available for work right there, right now.
This is in line with President Benigno Aquino III’s 22-point platform and policy pronouncements on labor and employment—to address the labor-mismatch problem by promoting better coordination between employers, academe, and government by strengthening both public (through the PESO) and private sector labor market information.
“We have started the first batch of the NSRS in 39 cities and municipalities in 15 regions of the country,” Secretary Baldoz told the media in December last year.
The registration in San Fernando City is the first wave of efforts to localize the NSRS.
“Dagupan City and the town of San Nicolas in Ilocos Norte are being considered for the second wave of localizing the NSRS,” Director Jalbuena said.