P4-M budget allotted for summer job program

Pamela Jay F. Orias

THE Misamis Oriental Provincial Government and Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) in Northern Mindanao allocated some P4 million for the employment of at least 900 students and out-of-school youths this summer break.

According to the Provincial Employment and Services Office, there are 825 applicants, who have completed their orientation conducted in Talisayan town for the first district and at Laguindingan for the province’s second district.

The Dole-Northern Mindanao earlier said that there are about 898 slots available for youths eager to work.

Qualified summer job seekers should be 15 to 30 years old, and should bring their certified school credentials, including identification cards for the school year 2016-2017.

Applicants are also required to secure community a tax certificates (cedula).

Governor Yevgeny Vincente Emano said that since 2013, capitol already spent P9 million to support the government's Special Program for Employment of Students (Spes).

Emano said about 3,766 youth beneficiaries availed of the province's annual summer job program.

“We made it sure that they are paid according to what the law mandates. This, of course, is in partnership with the labor department who also spend separately their share of salaries of these enrolled students and out-of-school youths,” he said.

The summer job workers will be deployed for 20 days in job placement offices, community skills mapping, and solicit job vacancies offered by private companies in Misamis Oriental.

Each beneficiary will earn P4,00 each, coming from the P2,400 province budget and another P1,600 from Dole-Northern Mindanao's budget.

Emano said he hopes that the beneficiaries would be serious in rendering public service to gain trust and confidence form the people, whom they serve to who will also trust them for a job in the future.

The Spes is open to all qualified high school, college or vocational students or drop-outs as well as interested employers.