October 3, 2023








Gov’t task force on jobs creation formed

Various government agencies formed a task force Friday, February 5, to boost the country’s employment recovery plan.

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) signed a joint memorandum circular (JMC) constituting the National Employment Recovery Strategy (NERS) Task Force.

NERS is a medium-term plan geared towards creating employment opportunities and improving employability of Filipinos while taking into consideration the changes in the labor market brought by the pandemic and the fast adoption of the Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies.


“Let me convey my appreciation to all the agencies that contributed to our endeavor to generate more employment opportunities and to improve employability of our workers through the NERS,” Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said during the signing ceremony.

Bello furthered that the “JMC will fortify our collective undertaking as a task force working to develop a policy environment that encourages generation of more employment opportunities, improves employability and productivity of workers, and supports existing and emerging businesses.”

He also said that the move is aligned with the overall economic recovery strategy espoused in the updated Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022 and the ReCharge PH initiative.