Author: Jasper Marie Oblina-Rucat
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CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, September 22 (PIA) – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Bureau of Local Employment (BLE) during its 3rd Northern Mindanao Career Advocacy Congress on 17-18 September 2015 in Cagayan de Oro City urged Career Guidance Counselors to introduce to students the career path in Agribusiness and other key employment generators in the country.
BLE Director Dominique R. Tutay said that children must be exposed to these kinds of career opportunities wherein they do not just become agriculturist but also become entrepreneurs by going up the value chain in manufacturing agriculture products, thus earning more.
She said that food is very basic and critical in order to develop and sustain the country. We must harness Agribusiness otherwise we just keep on importing from neighbouring countries, she said.
Based on the labor force survey from July 2014 to July 2015, youth unemployment rate increased almost 1% from 15.8% to 16.4% whereas it was declining from 2010 to 2013.