|II - Our Goals and Strategies|
To realize its vision of full, decent and productive employment for every Filipino worker, the Department pursues four strategic goals, as follows:
- A gainfully employed workforce
Means that workers enjoy gainful employment either as wage worker (locally or overseas), self-employed or entrepreneur.
- A globally competitive workforce
Means that workers possess demand-driven skills, technical education, and productivity improvement technologies.
- A secure workforce, and
Means that workers are accorded with fair and humane terms and conditions of work and social protection.
- A safe and healthy workforce
Means that workers enjoy a safe and healthy working environment.
Attainment of these strategic goals would be the Department's contribution to the national goal of reducing poverty.
To achieve these Strategic Goals, the following strategies and services are in place:
A Gainfully Employed Workforce
Strategy 1: Enhancing the access of workers to employment opportunities, both local and overseas through job search assistance for wage employment and capacity building services for livelihood and self-employment.
A Globally Competitive Workforce
Strategy 2: Preventing job losses and preserving employment through social partnership promotion and delivery of dispute resolution services.
Strategy 3: Equipping workers with demand-driven skills, technical education and productivity improvement technology through the delivery of professional regulation services, technical-vocational education, skills competency and productivity trainings.
A Secure Workforce
Strategy 4: Ensuring fair and just terms and conditions of employment for both local and overseas workers.
A Safe and Healthy Workforce
Strategy 5: Promoting access of workers in specific sectors to health care, social security and housing as well as on-site and after-care protection for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) through the delivery of social protection and welfare services.
Strategy 6: Promoting safety and health at work through the delivery of work accident and illness prevention, work compensation and rehabilitation services.