Monday, May 2, 2016

Tagbilaran City establishes 
job centers in 15 districts

TAGBILARAN CITY, April 24, (PIA) –In a move unprecedented all over the country, Tagbilaran City levels-up its service for jobs and employment assistance to its constituents by bringing down the Public Employment Service Offices (PESO) to its barangays. 

Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Bohol chief German Guidaben bared this as the country prepares to commemorate the International labor Day, May 1. 

The PESO is a non-fee charging multi-employment service facility established through Republic Act No. 8759 or the PESO Act of 1999, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

The PESO carries out equal and full employment opportunities for all, as a government employment help mechanism in the local levels. 

As the government mandates the establishment of a PESO in all cities and towns, Tagbilaran City goes farther to open up community-based job centers to ensure prompt, timely and efficient delivery of employment service and provides DOLE programs information.

The PESO, which City officials would establish in each of the city’s 15 districts, would also open up venues where job seekers could explore simultaneously various employment options and seek help. 

It would also serve as referral and information center for various services and programs of DOLE and other government agencies, according to DOLE.

Moreover, the PESO would provide adequate information on employment and labor market situation; and network with other PESOs within the region on employment for job exchange purposes.

At the recent Kapihan sa PIA, DOLE Bohol Officer In Charge said among the Labor Day highlights this May 1 is a MOA signing to signify the city’s intention to open up PESOs in its barangays. 

“This could be the first in the country,” Guidaben said.

The PESO in each city district becomes a hub which would post and publish regular job vacancies list from employers.

As such, the PESO, just like any other government job center in each town, also develops and administers testing and evaluation instruments for effective job selection.

It would also be training and counseling, and providing persons with entrepreneurship qualities access to the various livelihood and self-employment programs offered by both government and non-governmental organizations at their levels, city officials said. (rac/PIA-7/Bohol)

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