SPES workers’ deployment set on April 16
TACLOBAN CITY (CIO) – The Public Employment Service Office (PESO) has announced that it will start the deployment on April 16, 2019, of the Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) workers to the different Departments of the City Government.
Prior to their deployment, the first batch consisting of 85 SPES workers will attend a Pre-Deployment Orientation at the Tacloban City Training Center on April 16.
Some 145 slots are available under the SPES of the City Government of Tacloban under Mayor Cristina G. Romualdez the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) for this summer break.
PESO started accepting applications for the program last January to facilitate the processing time required by DOLE.
Aside from being assigned regular office work, SPES workers will also undergo several activities like livelihood orientation and other socio-civic activities as part of the holistic approach of the City Government to the program.
The SPES workers will work for 20 days and will be paid a wage of Php 477.73 per day.
Sixty percent of the total wage of students is shouldered by the City Government while the other 40% is paid by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
The program is mandated under RA 7393 and intends to develop the potentials of poor but deserving students to finish their education by being employed during school breaks. -H.J. Roca with a report from J. Apolinar and D. Abarquez/CIO