#NURTURING YOUR FUTURE…
marks 10th Year Anniversary and counting..
JOBNET Multipurpose Cooperative (JOBNET MPC) formerly known as JOBNET Service Cooperative was established and founded on February 25, 2010. It was initiated by the four INITIATORS formerly called the LABOR ADVOCATES and have the heart to uplift the working condition for the WORKING MASSES. They were known as Human Rights Advocators, namely: Diego S Palacat (now the CEO); Ireneo V Japon Jr (an active worker of the company and now JOBNET Coop Coordinator); Elesio B Sabrejo (formerly company-based worker and now an active Mediation and Conciliation Committee); and Alejandro L Responte. (Human Rights Advocates, deceased)
The first deployment of manpower to manufacturing company partner-client was only 10 member-workers assigned at Finished Goods Warehouse Department. They were considered pioneering members of the cooperative. The manpower deployment increased in the succeeding weeks and months and years. There were 15 founding members composed of active member-workers, some staff and BOD officers, and some inactive member-workers.
The main business of JOBNET as a service cooperative is to provide manpower to the existing partner-client based in Medina, Misamis Oriental. Up to now, JOBNET is still an active manpower provider for different set of companies in the region for 10 years and up to the present.
II. REGISTRATION, LICENSES AND PERMITS
On November 4, 2010, JOBNET SERVICE COOPERATIVE, now JOBNET MULTIPURPOSE COOPERATIVE was officially registered at the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) with Certificate of Registration Number 9520-10017307. On December 9, 2010, it was registered under RA 9520 with CIN-0102100778. JOBNET is always complaint with CDAS’s mandate and regulatory requirements.
The cooperative was duly registered in the Department of Labor and Employment under DO-18 and followed by DO-174. Further, JOBNET MPC was acknowledged by DOLE-X as an accredited co-partner (ACP) in October 2017. In the following year, DOLE granted a livelihood project as an additional source of income for the Cooperative with a grant amount of P780,304.00 for the Water Refilling Livelihood Activity.
It is followed by a Certificate of Registration at BIR with COR# 2RC0001673675 and with Certificate of Tax Exemption Coop# 042-17-RR16-RDO 97. Further, Business Permits and Health Certificates have accordingly registered annually.
III. ASSETS AND MANPOWER HISTORY
As of 2019, the cooperative’s total asset is 54 Million Pesos. The cooperative however, started with initial capital from the start (2010) of only P 2,500 to start the business going. The tremendous escalation of assets was noted in years which made belong in the medium category.
Manpower headcount significantly increased, started with only 10 workers in 2010 and as of December 2019, the total manpower headcount was 1,376. A significant increase is noted each year. At one point, manpower headcount reached 1,800 BUT due to the company’s realignment program and rationalization, some JOBNET workers from the production area were affected and transferred to other manpower providers.
IV. THE MANAGEMENT AND THE OFFICERS
JOBNET started its operation with three (3) full-time staff and with only an allowance for the functional staff. The initiators acted as Board of Directors with some of our active qualified workforces.
With the committed leadership of the Cooperative, it succeeded in the implementation of transparent governance. The General Assembly as the highest governing body, with representations from different Committees down to the management level, the Cooperative humbly succeeded in the implementation of its governing By-Laws and Articles of Cooperation.
V. PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
The cooperative main business is manpower services – providing quality labor services to partner-clients. It will see to it that partner-client manpower need is timely supplied and adhered to comply with all the necessary documentary and skill requirements.
The management invested in training and seminars. Because of further enhancement of knowledge and skills encourages efficient and effective staff and officers.
These services also engaged in credit services to support the financial and socio-economic needs of the member-owners. There are various loan windows such as Regular Loan, Express Loan, Petty Cash Loan, Medical Confinement Loan, Investment Loan, and others.
Two of the core values derived from the word JOBNET itself is letter N for net worth in which the Cooperative advocates passionately to member-workers to become the savings practitioners through various Savings Deposit Accounts. And E for Entrepreneurship in which we teach member-workers to become investment-minded and to engage in investment opportunities.
VI. EXPANSION PROGRAM
On November 2018, the cooperative successfully made its first expansion of partner-client to a Feed Mill plant in Upper Puerto, Cagayan de Oro City. It started with only 10 workers, and now it has 127 active member-workers. This is one of the biggest Feed Mill plants in the Region and strategically located at Upper Puerto National Highway, Cagayan de Oro City.
VII. VISION AND MISSION
VISION : Lig-on nga Workers Cooperative, Nagserbisyo sa mga Membro ug sa Katilingban
MISSION : Paghatag ug Trabaho, Matabangan ang mga Membro aron Molambo ang Ilang Panginabuhi
PURPOSE : J-Jobs O-Ownership B-Behavior N-Net Worth E-Entrepreneurship T-Teamwork
VALUES : L-Love O-Obedience R-Responsibility D– Democracy S-Support E-Empathy E-Empowerment
GOALS : 1. Competencies of Members, Officers and Staff Developed
2. Operational Policies Professionalized
3. Services to Members Improved
4. Preferred Provider by Partner-Companies
5. Financial Stability and Sustainability
VIII. LINKAGES, NETWORKING AND AFFILATIONS
Aside from JOBNET MPC’s passionate involvement with the LGU in all their programs and activities, the Cooperative has a lot more to do especially to the Cooperative Social Responsibility (CSR). Constant and close collaboration with Local Government Units has been undertaken through regular and active participation of LGU’s advocacy and other activities.
JOBNET MPC is an active member of the affiliations, namely: MASS-SPECC, NATCCO NETWORK, and PARTYLIST, FPSDC and Union of Legitimate Labor Service Cooperatives (ULLSC). Further, the Cooperative is an active partner-client of CLIMBS Insurance, Sun Life Inc., and OIC.
For the past years, JOBNET MPC had extended services and financial assistance to the community and other recipients in the municipality of Medina, to name some:
- Brigada Eskwela Adopt-A-Family
- Barangay Feeding Program Children’s Gift Giving
- Church/Religious Endeavours Sports and Wellness
- Medical Missions Senior Citizen’s
- Environmental Concerns Typhoon and Calamity Aid
- Barangay and Municipal initiated activities and programs
- Peace and Order Initiatives
- IX. AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
JOBNET MPC received the following awards from CDA to wit:
- BAYANIHAN AWARD 2018
(This award is the highest distinction for service and societal concerns of cooperatives)
- REGIONAL MOST OUTSTANDING COOPERATIVE 2018
(in recognition of its participation in the CDA GAWAD PARANGAL 2018) (the cooperative’s best practices and good governance which advance its members and institution to be competitive are worth emulating – during the Culmination of the Cooperative Month)
- MOST OUTSTANDING PRIMARY COOPERATIVE – MEDIUM CATEGORY 2019
(in recognition of its exemplary performance, best practices and good governance in bringing responsive services to their members,and the community – during the Culmination of the Cooperative Month)
- CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE – CDA
(CDA certifies JOBNET MPC consistently each year formerly this Certification of Good Standing)
- DOLE ACCREDITATION –
(DOLE recognized JOBNET MPC as Accredited Co-Partner in their livelihood programs/services.
The above-mentioned awards and recognition motivated the cooperative to continue the trust and confidence gained during the 10 years of genuine services to the members and to the community. This inspires the management to a more dedicated engagement and meaningful partnership with all stakeholders. To continue the advocacy of transparent leadership and governance is on top priority.
The Cooperative maintains to stay motivated and focused, passionate, driven, and involved, and recognized the value of gaining real-life work experiences. Always members first and continue to extend Genuine Customer (Members) Relation Services.
Our Mission To improve the lives of our members through the provision of relevant services and member-driven activities. The management continually advocates a sense of ownership from the members. Because this will be understood by all members, productivity and industrial peace are harmoniously achieved.
XI. FACTORS THAT CONTRIBUTED TO THE SUCCESS OF THE COOPERATIVE
- Divine Intervention. The Cooperative is guided by the Divine Intervention. It sustained the daily 30-minute Morning Lauds before the office opens in the morning. It is a voluntary practice of the management since the start of the operations way back in 2011. The continued growth of the Cooperative primarily because of Divine Providence and the Christian Spirit.
- Commitment and Dedication. The management believes that committed staff and officers are the key players of success. Transparency also plays a vital role in cooperative successes. Willingness to extend extra service is lived by to achieve meaningful engagement with stakeholders.
- Another factor to success is to comply and adopt all the mandated regulatory processes and requirements to protect the interest of the Cooperative. Being compliant is a positive indicator to establish credibility and trust with partner-clients.
- Adherence to Cooperative Principles and Values, Organizational Core Values and Policies, and Cooperative Vision, Mission, Goals and Objectives
- Incentivizing, Rewarding and Recognizing
- Strong Advocacy on Savings and Investments
- Consultancy to the Expert
- Member-driven Programs and Services
- Cooperative Social Responsibility
- Continued Investments in Training and Seminars