By Jennifer C. Tilos
DUMAGUETE CITY (PIA)– Dumaguete City alloted 165 slots for students’ summer jobs under the Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
Public Employment Service Office (PESO) officer Socorro Mira said qualified to apply are students who are residents in the city ages 15 to 25 years old and must be physically fit for the job.
Under this program, students are paid a salary computed on the income classification of the local government unit. Mira said the city will only assume 60 percent of the entire salary, while 40 percent comes from the DOLE.
The city government is scheduled to release the SPES application forms from March 25 to 30 at the PESO located at the 2nd floor of the Dumaguete City Public Market.
The first batch is set on March 25 from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. for the returning SPES and Negros Oriental State University college level students.
On March 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., the PESO will release the forms for the graduating students of Junob and Camanjac High schools and Negros Oriental High School.
Other schedules include March 27 for Dumaguete City High School and Taclobo High School and on March 30 for Hermenegilda High School, Piapi High School and Out of school youth.
The applicants must bring their school ID and/or school card otherwise “No ID, No forms”. Qualified applicants will be posted will be on April 10 at 2:00 pm.
Mira further said those hired will be assigned at the Environment and Natural Resources Office for the Clean and Green Program of the city government of Dumaguete.
The SPES is an annual job creation program of the national government intended for the poor but deserving students to augment their school fees by providing them work during summer vacation.