In its continuous effort to improve the working conditions of Filipinos, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) conducted a livelihood and job coaching seminar for the students in the City of Manila to help them get decent and sustainable jobs.

More than 600 students from the six districts in the city of Manila, as well as citizens who aspire to put up their businesses, attended DOLE's recent Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan (TNK) Caravan Learning Sessions held at the National Historical Commission of the Philippines.

DOLE National Capital Region Labor and Employment Specialist Ryan Robert Delos Reyes, provided the student participants with strategies, knowledge, and techniques in finding jobs that match their skills and capabilities.

Delos Reyes also stressed that employers nowadays often look for applicants who have good communication skills and has the ability to work with various conditions that require multi-tasking abilities. He taught the participants on how to draft an attractive resume and ace the job interviews.

The DOLE-NCR officer also emphasized the need to become familiar with general labor standards and social benefits of workers, as well as harness the services offered by the PhilJobNet, the online job-matching portal of DOLE.

Representatives from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) also presented their programs which the attendees can avail to enhance their respective businesses and in return, create more jobs for the Filipino jobseekers.

DTI speaker PJ Lanot imparted various strategies and techniques in putting up viable business ventures. He enjoined the students to be innovative entrepreneurs. As a culmination of the program, DOLE, DTI, and the City Government of Manila signed a Declaration of Commitment to achieve the goals of Ambisyon 2014: Matatag, Maginhawa, at Panatag na Buhay, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development of the Philippine government.

The agreement calls for the agencies to initiate in providing decent jobs, entrepreneurship opportunities, employment seminars, and other training to the public.