Jobs creation a priority for the Philippines in 2022
Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) governor and Job Creation Committee chairman Perry Ferrer said, “ECOP is glad that the One-Million Jobs project has contributed to and complemented the efforts that our government has been undertaking to stem rampant unemployment and ensure job generation amid the pandemic.”
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez had earlier said the “Reform. Rebound. Recover: One Million Jobs for 2021” project has already created over 600,000 jobs from June to December 2021, which already accounts for the contribution of employment generation in the IT-BPM industry.
“With this partnership between the government and the private sector, we not only strive to create new jobs, but we also aim to reinstate some of the jobs lost during the pandemic. We are positive that working doubly hard together will help us reach our goal. ECOP is assured that the One-Million Jobs project can be a catalyst, a stepping stone, for the country’s journey to recovery,” Ferrer said.
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The partnership between the government and the private sector will continue this year and ECOP reiterates its commitment to continue working on creating, saving, and transforming jobs for 2022, said ECOP president Sergio Ortiz-Luis Jr.
For the whole of 2021, National Economic Recovery Strategy (NERS) generated more than 900,000 jobs through various programmes, said Lopez, according to Philstar Global.