PhilJobnet, an Internet-based job and applicant matching system of the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE), has ranked machine operators first on its list of occupations with highest vacancy count with 6,000 jobs up for grabs.
Meanwhile, vacancies in the business process outsourcing industry, including call center agents or specialists, only ranked second with 3,061.
A machine operator is responsible for performing various tasks to set up, operate, monitor, troubleshoot and perform preventive maintenance on assigned machines.
This job is also one of the top 10 available skills in every locality across the country, according to the Public Employment Service Office’s Information System.
The Bureau of Local Employment (BLE), an attached agency of the DoLE, also reported the other top occupations at the PhilJobNet: domestic helper – 1,091; customer service assistant – 933; salesman – 918; cashier – 888; food server – 630; junior supervisor – 534; sales associate professional – 415; and service crew – 396.
There are also vacancies for barista – 386; teller – 363; staff nurse – 351; mason (general) – 315; promo salesperson – 295; sales clerk – 274; construction carpenter – 270; bagger – 252; driver – 250; and market salesperson – 245.
PhilJobnet is a facility of the DoLE that aims to fast track the search for jobs and the employer’s search for a workforce. Its centralized database is maintained by BLE.
The employment facilitation portal also has the capability to upload applicant’s profile photo, company’s logo and documentary requirements. It allows users to retrieve or reset the forgotten password.
PhilJobnet has made job matching more flexible by allowing users to modify filters such as specific job requirements and applicant qualifications. It also provides an option for the applicants to apply online and to view top hiring companies.
A jobseeker who is at least 15 years old may register as a job applicant in the PhilJobNet.
An employer or establishment duly recognized by Philippine business authorizing agencies and with existing Tax Identification Number can register in the PhilJobNet.
The PhilJobNet service is free of charge for both job applicants and establishments. Its facilities can also be accessed at the Job Search Kiosks, an ATM-type stand-alone equipment, at DoLE attached agencies and regional offices, Public Employment Service Offices and selected schools throughout the country.