OVP launches Bayanihanapbuhay to help OFWs find jobs
Vice President Leni Robredo said jobseekers may visit https://sikap.ph, a website developed by Elevatech for work opportunities.
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OVP launches Bayanihanapbuhay to help OFWs find jobs
Helen Flores (The Philippine Star) - September 12, 2020 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo has launched a free job posting platform, which seeks to help millions of Filipino workers displaced by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Robredo said jobseekers may visit https://sikap.ph, a website developed by Elevatech for work opportunities.

She added that her office aims to help Filipinos who lost their jobs due to the pandemic, particularly the blue-collar and overseas Filipino workers, in the  “Bayanihanapbuhay” project.

“We have been receiving a lot of SOS messages from people looking for work. When we were doing our shuttle services, we had passengers who were doing door-to-door job applications. We hope that, through this platform, they would have an easier time finding work opportunities,” Robredo said in a statement.

It also said that the Office of the Vice President (OVP) has been working over the past weeks with companies from various industries in enrolling on Sikap.PH in order to provide jobseekers more opportunities.

As of Thursday, there were 2,796 job openings posted by various companies on the website.

Among the companies that swiftly responded to the OVP’s call were EMS Services Philippines (ESPI), D.M. Consunji Inc., Lots’a Pizza, Concentrix, Empire East Land Holdings, AECOM Philippines, GET Philippines, McBride Corp., Omni Petroleum and the Solarwinds Software Asia PTE Ltd.-Philippines Branch.

Robredo yesterday called on more employers to join the Bayanihanapbuhay project and sign onto the platform. Those interested to upload their job vacancies may send their details to bayanihanapbuhay@ovp.gov.ph.

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