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Manila – The Department of Labor and Employment DOLE Assistant Secretary Alex V. Avila was joined by the Institute of Labor Studies (ILS) Executive Director Ahmma Charisma Lobrin-Satumba during the teleconference meeting with the World Bank (WB) held last 07 July 2020.

Also in attendance were ILS Acting Deputy Executive Director Patrick P. Patriwirawan, Jr., Ms. Paulina Kim C. Pacete, and Mr. Carl Sean E. Pablico, along with WB representatives Ms. Ruth R. Rodriguez, Ms. Yoonyoung Cho, and Mr. Yasuhiro Kawasoe.

The teleconference meeting was conducted to discuss and review the concept note on the Future of Jobs Study prepared by WB which proposes a research project consisting of three (3) components centering on 1) Job Diagnostics which aims to provide an overarching macroanalysis of the labor market landscape that involves firm profiles, regional and sectoral economic activities, changing patterns of Foreign Direct Investments and supply chains, potential structural changes in the workplace induced by technological advances, impacts of COVID-19; 2) Work Force Diagnostics (Systems Approaches for Better Education Results) which aims to assess the strengths, weaknesses, and gaps in the workforce and skills development systems in order to inform potential government interventions and foster linkages to existing and future World Bank operations; and 3) Policy Dialogue which aims to support the policy engagement with relevant government institutions, including the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

The said Future of Jobs Study is intended to be implemented from January to June 2022.