DOLE: Nearly 23K workers regularized in Central Luzon in H1
Almost 23,000 workers have been regularized in Central Luzon during the first semester of 2018, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
DOLE Central Luzon Regional Director Zenaida Angara-Campita, in her report to Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, said the 22,728 workers who have become regular employees came from 164 companies in the region.
She said the number of workers who were regularized from January to June increased by 772 percent compared to the 2,607 workers from 112 firms during the same period last year.
“We remain committed this year in our quest to ensure that more firms operating within the region will regularize their workers, deemed necessary and desirable in their day to day operation. Indeed, this latest scorecard is a significant milestone for us because more workers are secured with their jobs,” she said.
The latest scorecard also registered a 76 percent accomplishment rate of 30,000 workers targeted to be regularized by the regional labor agency this year.
Of the total workers regularized for during the first semester, 13,404 of them were voluntarily recognized by 103 firms through consultation and dialogue.
The remaining 9,324 workers, on the other hand, were regularized by 61 companies after being issued Orders of Compliance by the DOLE through routine inspection.
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