SSS to hire more PWDs

The Social Security System (SSS) has announced that it plans to increase the hiring of persons with disability (PWDs) in its offices and branches in 2023.

The move is part of the organization’s commitment to encourage the active participation of PWDs in society and create a more inclusive and diverse workplace.

SSS President and CEO Rolando Ledesma Macasaet said that while the organization is compliant with the Magna Carta for PWDs, it is seeking other ways to promote their inclusion in the workforce.

Macasaet noted that gainful employment is crucial for securing the future of workers, and the state-run social insurance institution wants to help PWDs obtain this right by providing them with more job opportunities in their offices.

To facilitate the hiring of PWDs, the SSS will work with the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) and other agencies and organizations that share the same goals. The collaboration will help disseminate vacancy announcements and ensure the provision of special facilities for PWDs.

As of December 2022, the SSS has 279 local and 28 foreign offices staffed by 6,525 regular employees.

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