Arts, entertainment are now emerging industries in W. Visayas

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Iloilo City – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has found that arts and entertainment are emerging working industries in the Western Visayas region.

“These are industries we have to reckon with,” said Salome Siaton, DOLE assistant regional director for Western Visayas.

DOLE released the results of Job Fits, the labor market study conducted by the Bureau of Local Employment that identified in-demand occupations in each region.

Siaton noted how 3D animators, flash animators, 3D artists and 3D modelers were once considered part of the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry for catering to clients abroad.

“But it’s actually an industry on its own,” added Siaton.

DOLE’s Job Fits also found that entertainment is another emerging industry in Western Visayas.

To fill the demand for skills requirement of these industries and other top employment generators, DOLE is encouraging both high schools, colleges and universities in Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo, and Negros Occidental provinces to offer right training programs or courses.


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