There are huge numbers of individuals which are jobless right now. Despite of their special skills and good credentials, looking for a decent job is hard for them to find. According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, 5.2% of the total number of Filipinos are unemployed compared to 5.3% January of this year.
These numbers might be good indication. However, there are still lots of work to be done. A few weeks ago, SUCs performed commencement exercises which adds to the total unemployment rate. These graduates are well-equipped with knowledge to deal with the present trends.
Competent individuals aspire to work in the private industry. Yet, some professionals chose to work in the government. In this article, we will show you why applying for a job in the government is a must and a better choice than anything else.
Security of tenure
Filling up vacant position in the government permanently makes you, somehow, untouchable. Getting fired suddenly is tough due to the codes implemented by the government. However, ignorance of the law excuses no one. Disobedience of the code of ethics might remove you from office.
In private corporations, once their institution faced financial illness, there is a great possibility that you might get fired anytime.
There are seminars in the government. These seminars will exposed you to high-ranking government officials. If you’re a good chatter, you have the chance to get affiliated with them.
You might be able to talk and chat with prominent employees which could assist you in times of need.
Attending seminars also imply the expense of your travel. That is, cash allowances are provided.
Benefits and contributions
The Philippine government established Social Security System (SSS) for private employees and Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) for government employees. These branches of the government were created to protect their families against unnecessary situations.
Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF) or commonly knows as Pag-IBIG fund was also created to provide loans to government employees. Its common purpose is to assist employees and aid financial assistance through calamity, housing and multi-purpose loans
A financial health assisting body was also created thru PhilHealth. Its main purpose is to assist employees with practical means of paying for adequate medical care in the Philippines.
Reasons above are the most common rewards you would receive from being a permanent government employee. Aside from the above list, benefits like Personal Economic Relief Allowance (PERA) / Additional Compensation Allowanc (ACA), 13th and 14th month pay and clothing allowance are also guaranteed.
There are also downsides when applying and working in the government. I am going to share it with you these coming weeks, so stay tuned.