JobStart Philippines is an employment facilitation program targeting unemployed, at-risk Filipino youth, led by the Government of Philippines Department of Labor and Employment with support and financing from the Asian Development Bank and Government of Canada, and implementation support from Scope Global.
The program equips participants to access labour markets and builds the capacity of the Philippine Government to expand employment services and engage with the private sector. The program also supports implementation of the JobStart Philippines Act, enacted by the Government of Philippines in June 2016.
JobStart Philippines implements an employment facilitation full cycle framework to support Public Employment Services Offices to train young people for employability and match participants with opportunities for internships.
With the Asian Development Bank successfully securing additional funding for JobStart, 2016–17 saw Scope Global support the national rollout and expansion of the program, including the establishment of regional program offices in Mindanao and Visayas.