WHAT IS PESO?
The Public Employment Service Office or
PESO is a non-fee charging multi-employment service facility
or entity established or accredited pursuant to Republic Act
No. 8759 otherwise known as the PESO Act of 1999.
To carry out full employment and equality
of employment opportunities for all, and for this purpose,
to strengthen and expand the existing employment facilitation
service machinery of the government particularly at the local
levels there shall be established in all capital towns of
provinces, key cities, and other strategic areas a Public
Employment Service Office, Hereinafter referred to as PESO,
which shall be community-based and maintained largely by local
government units (LGUs) and a number of non-governmental organizations
(NGOs) or community-based organizations (CBOs) and state universities
and colleges (SUCs). The PESOs shall be linked to the regional
offices of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) for
coordination and technical supervision, and to the DOLE central
office, to constitute the national employment service network.
WHAT ARE THE OBJECTIVES OF PESO?
- Ensure the prompt, timely and efficient
delivery of employment service and provision of information
on the other DOLE programs.
- Provide a venue where people could explore
simultaneously various employment options and actually
seek assistance they prefer;
- Serve as referral and information center
for the various services and programs of DOLE and other
government agencies present in the area;
- Provide clients with adequate information
on employment and labor market situation in the area;
- Network with other PESOs within the
region on employment for job exchange purposes.
WHAT ARE THE FUNCTIONS OF THE PESO?
- Encourage employers to submit to the PESO
on a regular basis a list of job vacancies in their respective
establishments in order to facilitate the exchange of labor
market information services to job seekers and employers
by providing employment services to job seeker, both for
local and overseas employment, and recruitment assistance
- Develop and administer testing and evaluation
instruments for effective job selection, training and counseling;
- Provide persons with entrepreneurship
qualities access to the various livelihood and self-employment
programs offered by both government and non-governmental
organizations at the provincial/city/municipal/barangay
levels by undertaking referrals for such programs;
- Undertake employability enhancement trainings/seminar
for jobseekers as well as those would like to change career
or enhance their employability. This function is presently
supervised by TESDA and conducted by other training;
- Provide employment and occupational counseling,
career guidance, mass motivation and values development
- Conduct pre-employment counseling and
orientation to prospective local and overseas workers;
- Provide reintegration assistance services
to returning Filipino migrant workers: and
- Perform such functions as willfully carry
out the objectives of this Act.
WHAT ARE THE SPECIAL SERVICES OF PESO?
- Jobs Fairs - these shall be conducted
periodically all over the country to bring together in one
venue job seekers and employers for immediate matching;
- Livelihood and Self-employment Bazaars
- these will give clients information on the array of livelihood
programs they choose to avail of, particularly in the rural
- Special Credit Assistance for Placed Overseas
Workers - this type of assistance will enable poor
but qualified applicants to avail of opportunities for overseas
- Special Program for Employment of Students and
Out-of-School Youth (SPESOS) - this program shall
endeavor to provide employment to deserving students and
out-of-school youths and out-of-school youths coming from
poor families during summer and/or Christmas vacations as
provided for under Republic Act No. 7323 and its implementing
rules, to enable them to pursue their education;
- Work Appreciation Program (WAP) - this
program aims to develop the values of work appreciation
and ethics by exposing the young to actual work situations;
- Workers Hiring for Infrastructure Projects
(WHIP) - this program is in pursuance of Republic Act No.
6685 which requires construction companies, including the
Department of Public Works and Highways and contractor for
government-funded infrastructure projects, to hire thirty
percent (30%) of skilled and fifty percent (50%) of unskilled
labor requirements from the areas where the project is constructed/located;
- Other programs/activities developed by DOLE to enhance
provision of employment assistance to PESO clients, particularly
for special groups of disadvantaged workers such as persons
with disabilities (PWDs) and displaced workers.
WHO ARE THE PESO CLIENTS?
- Out of School Youth
- Migratory workers
- Labor Market Information Users
- Persons with Disabilities (PWDs)
- Returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs)
- Displaced Workers
HOW TO AVAIL OF PESO SERVICES?
For Employment Seekers:
Report personally to PESO
in your respective provincial, city, municipal, NGOs, CBOs
or SUCs for registration and employment interview.
Inform nearest PESO
of the vacancies for job matching.
For Researchers, Planners and LMI Users:
Inquire personally and secure available
materials at nearest PESO.