1,164 slots available for 2018 SPES in Ifugao

LAGAWE, Ifugao, March 23(PIA) -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) here is now accepting applications for the hiring of 1,164 individuals under the 2018 Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES).


SPES is the DOLE’s youth employment-bridging program which aims to provide employment to poor but deserving students, out-of-school youth (OSY) and dependents of displaced or would-be displaced workers (DDWDWs) during summer and/or Christmas vacation or any time of the year to augment the family’s income to continue and finish their education.

Senior Labor and Employment Officer Isabelita Codamon said applicants should be 15-30 years old at the time of application and intending to enroll or continue their education in any secondary, tertiary or technical-vocational institutions.

The parent’s combined net income after tax including the applicant’s if any does not exceed the annual regional poverty threshold for a family of 6 for the preceding year as determined by the NEDA. For student applicants, they should have obtained a passing General Weighted Average/General Point Average/General Average during the last school year or term attended or immediately preceding his or her application.

For the OSYs and DDWDWs, they must be duly certified by the barangay or the provincial, municipal or city social worker and development officers of the local government units.

Qualifications of the SPES applicants will be matched to the vacancies of available jobs and then referred to the participating public and private employers for their consideration.

Codamon bared that there are 12 LGUs (public employers) and 16 private organizations or private employers who made their pledge of commitment as partners in this program for 2018. They will provide 60 percent of the wages of SPES beneficiaries as their counterpart.

DOLE will shoulder the 40% of wages and the office has available amount of P4, 368, 995.00 for such for this year, she informed.

The successful applicants shall begin working only after the receipt of the advice of the DOLE to report to their employers by the months of April or May upon the submission of the complete documents needed.

They will work for 20 days if employed by the LGUs and for a maximum of 50 days if employed by the private employers and paid a minimum wage ranging from P358.31-P429.95/day depending on the economic category or class of the employing LGU and P300/day if working under a private employer. Daniel B. Codamon (JDP/DBC- PIA CAR, Ifugao)


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