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Career Advice

Apply for a Green Collar Job

Date Posted: Apr 13, 2009

More job opportunities open for green collar position. Green collar job is the new term for those who work in agriculture, fisheries, and other field that involves environment and natural workforce.


Almost 10,000 green collar jobs in Cagayan Valley opens for jobseekers via the Comprehensive Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (CLEEP) of Department of Agriculture (DA) and over 8,000 jobs are up for grabs in Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) programs Bantay Gubat and Upland Development Program.


DENR will hire 4,452 out-of-school youth to be deployed in environmental works and 3,572 as forest guards to the protected forests in key regions in the country. The CLEEP participants will also be deployed to work in agriculture, fisheries and the latest program of DA regarding natural bio-diesel


These said projects are meant to help farmers and fishermen across the region. This will also a great option for displaced and layoff workers. The said government agencies are encouraging all jobseekers to try green collar works since opportunities in corporate and industry fields are quite hard to find in the moment.


The said projects are part of the P330 billion worth economic resiliency program signed by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to help stimulate domestic economy and help solve the problem in employment.


Other government agencies have previously held programs that aim to give jobs for unemployed citizens. 376 job opportunities were given by Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) under their Cash for Work Food for Work program. On the other hand, Department of Public Works and Highways’ Kanan Program have given 265 maintenance jobs for jobless Filipinos.


The government is encouraging all jobseekers, particularly those who have a background in agriculture to join the said program. All interested applicants may visit and apply in the nearest DA and DENR main and regional offices in their region or their belonged city and municipal halls.

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