The Department of Labor and Employment is set to hire some 5,000 workers nationwide who will help them better serve the people, particularly workers in the localities.
Labor Assistant Secretary Dominique Tutay said they will be hiring 5,600 Barangay Healthy Economic Recovery Officers or HEROES to gather information from employees on the status of their employment to determine forms of assistance they can provide.
Tutay said, “Our aim is to gather information on workers at barangay level on the state of their employment: if they are employed, unemployed, what assistance they need.”
They would also like to know what assistance they can extend to employers.
Tutay added, “The same goes for information on establishments. If they are up, or still closed, what assistance do they need…We found out that it was not known at the local level on how to ask for help from DOLE. This will be done by Barangay HEROES.”