Sep 14, 2020

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the country recorded a 10 percent unemployment rate in July, which is equivalent to around 4.6 million people left without a job during this pandemic.

To help alleviate this direct economic repercussion of COVID-19 to Filipinos, the office of Vice President Leni Robredo has another productive program rolled out recently.

Through a post on her official Facebook page, Robredo announced the launch of Bayanihanapbuhay, her office’s latest initiative in partnership with Sikap.PH that aims to make job searching easier for those who became unemployed due to the pandemic. 

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Screengrab from Sikap.PH

“Sa kasalukuyan, mayroon na tayong 2,796 na mga job posting. Naging posible ito dahil sa pakikipagtulungan natin sa Elevatech na bumuo ng Sikap.PH, at sa mga employers na nauna nang tumugon tulad ng EMS Services Philippines, Inc. (ESPI), D.M. Consunji, Inc., Lots’a Pizza, Concentrix, Empire East Land Holdings, AECOM Philippines, GET Philippines, McBride Corporation, Omni Petroleum Corp., Solarwinds Software Asia PTE LTD – Philippines Branch. Patuloy na madadagdagan pa ang mga job openings, sa tulong ng iba pang mga partners na katuwang natin sa programang ito,” wrote Robredo in her Facebook post.

[A] Sa ating patuloy na pag-agapay sa mga Pilipinong apektado ng krisis dulot ng COVID-19, kami ay nagagalak na ilunsad…

Posted by VP Leni Robredo on Thursday, September 10, 2020

The Vice President also noted that the platform is free for both job seekers and employers. Those looking for a job may just simply sign up on the platform and complete their profiles to find places where they can apply for work. Meanwhile, interested employers may email [email protected] for job postings.


Header photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash

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