He first worked for major corporations in the Philippines, such as San Miguel Corporation and Pepsi Cola before he started serving for the Philippine government in 2002.
He first served as an Undersecretary of
Labor and Employment from January 2002 to 2005.
April 2005 to August 2008 – Atty. JBJ was assigned to work in Malaysia as a labor Attaché. There, he took care of the 200 thousand OFWs that include 120 thousand undocumented workers in Sabah and Sarawak.
He applied quick and effective resolutions to the backdoor trafficking problem. He went to Tawitawi and discussed the problems with Muslim leaders. He visited the Filipinos who were jailed for violating Malaysian immigration laws. He arranged for the repatriation of women, children, sick and aged Filipinos who languished in Malaysian jails. Atty. JBJ’s fight against human trafficking led to the arrest and convictions of many traffickers who victimized women, minors, and men.
Atty. JBJ started the Training and Development Center for distressed migrant workers who are mostly domestic workers. He also organized the workers in Johore, Penang, Pahang, Kota Kinabalu and conducted training to them about Leadership and Self-Help and Legal and Paralegal Support.
February 2010 to April 2011 – In Taichung, Taiwan, he conducted lessons to the OFWs on FINANCIAL LITERACY , LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT, and BASIC LAWS.
August 2008 to April 2010 – In Kuwait, Atty. JBJ was commended by the Ambassador as the Best Labor Attaché ever to be assigned in that country.
He also wrote a regular column for free for THE KUWAIT TIMES, a column entitled ITANONG MO KAY LABATT JBJ, where he answers legal queries about work, contracts, family disputes, marital conflicts and property-related problems.
May 2011 to the present, Atty. JBJ was appointed as the Executive Director of the National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP), a government-owned maritime training center for Filipinos. The NMP is governed by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) agency.
Atty. JBJ also writes a column for the The Freeman News, a daily newspaper published in Cebu by the “The Philippine Star”. He mostly writes about migrant labour and social issues.
April 2009- Nov 2011 (The Freeman)
Atty. JBJ’s – Direct from the Middle East
June 2011 – present (The Freeman)
Atty. JBJ’s – Direct from the Labor Front
Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez was born in Argao, Cebu and grew up as a native or Langin, Ronda, Cebu. He is the eldest son of Mr. Leonor Q Jimenez (a veteran of the World War II) and Mrs. Constancia B. Jimenez both are educators.
Atty. JBJ Married Emma Salazar, a Nueva Ecijana nurse. They are blessed with five (5) children, John Paul, Joyce Mae, Josef Rey, Jermiah and Jiza Mari. All the children have completed their college studies.
Atty. JBJ graduated from the University of Visayas Law School, as Magna Cum Laude, and Class Valedectorian. He then passed the Bar Examinations with a rating of 84.93.
University of the Philippines Cebu
Class of 1978 · Masters in Public Administration
FULL ACADEMIC SCHOLAR
University of the Visayas, Cebu City
Class of 1974
Law, Magna Cum Laude
University of Visayas
Class of 1974
Southwestern University Cebu City
Class of 1966
TOP 3 AND MOST OUTSTANDING STUDENT LEADER
Credo and Core Principles
WORK HARD IN YOUR JOB BUT PUT GOD IN THE CENTER OF YOUR LIFE AND YOUR FAMILY AS YOUR FIRST PRIORITY. THERE IS NO SUCCESS IN A CAREER THAT CAN MAKE UP FOR FAILURE IN THE FAMILY.
Residence: Parañaque, Philippines
Hometown: Ronda, Cebu, Philippines
Work Experience :
May 2011 to present
NATIONAL MARITIME POLYTECHNIC
Department of Labor and Employment
May 2011 to present · Tacloban City, Philippines
FORMERLY LABOR Attaché TO TAICHUNG TAIWAN
Feb 2010 to Apr 2011
TOOK CARE OF 30,000 OFWS
FORMERLY LABOR Attaché TO KUWAIT
Aug 2008 to Apr 2010
TOOK CARE OF 275,00, OF WHICH 70,000 WERE HSWS
FORMERLY LABOR Attaché TO MALAYSIA
Apr 2005 to Aug 2008
TOOK CARE OF 200,000 OFWS, INCLUDING 120,000 UNDOCUMENTED IN SABAH AND SARAWAK
FORMERLY UNDERSECRETARY, DOLE
Oct 2002 to Mar 2005
IN CHARGE OF LABOR RELATIONS CLUSTERAND THEN THE WORKERS’ PROTECTION CLUSTER
FORMERLY VICE PRESIDENT, PEPSI COLA PRODUCTS HIL
Apr 1997 to Oct 2002
IN CHARGE OF HUMAN RESOURCES AND LEGAL AFFAIRS
FORMERLY ASST VICE PRES AND DIRECTOR FOR LABOR AND EMPLOYEE RELATIONS
Mar 1986 to Mar 1997
IN CHARGE OF MANAGING RELATIONSHIPS AND MANAGING AND SETTLING LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES INCLUDING LABOR LITIGATIONS
FORMERLY EMPLOYEE RELATIONS DIRECTOR, PNOC/PETRON/PETROPHIL
Mar 1983 to Feb 1986
MANAGED THE HR AND ER OF 3 GROUPS OF COMPANIES: OIL, ENERGY AND TRANSPORT
Former LABOR ARBITER, National Labor Relations Commission
May 1977 to Mar 1982
Handled, Heard, Arbitrated And Decided Thousands of Labor Cases