TUGUEGARAO CITY: The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Region 2 will hire 14,562 poor but deserving students and out-of-school youths this summer.
At least 92 government agencies, including local government units, and 32 private companies are taking part in DOLE’s Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) the program is open individual 15 to 25 years old.
DOLE supervising officer Grace Pomar said the number of working days will depend on the partner LGU and private companies. DOLE will shoulder 40 percent of the stipend while 60 will come from the sponsoring agency.
Pomar said the DOLE Region 2 has allocated P31 million this year, two million higher than last year.
She said some agencies and establishments have started hiring while others are still accepting applications.
Interested students may submit their applications to the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) in their locality where the screening of applicants is done. The hiring partner LGU and private establishments will refer to DOLE the list of qualified students.