ROSALES, Pangasinan August 9 (PIA) – In line with the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) Jobstart Philippines Program, the Public Employment Service Office (PESO)-Rosales is set to conduct an Employers’ Forum on August 11 in this town.
Roel Sabado, manager of PESO-Rosales, said the forum, which is relative to the program that facilitates the employment of out-of-school youths, aims to further promote the Jobstart program and build or strengthen the relationship of partner companies and other stakeholders in providing employment facilitation service.
Sabado said during the forum, Jobstart program components will be introduced to PESO partners and stakeholders as well as registration of establishments as Jobstart partners and request for support to promote the program will conducted.
He said the Jobstart Philippines is an employment facilitation initiative of DOLE with funding support from the Government of Canada that seeks to assist young unemployed Filipinos start their careers and find paid employment.
Jobstart Philippines program offers its beneficiaries a technical or vocational skills training with one-on-one career guidance, job matching, and referrals either for internship or paid employment in an establishment.
Sabado said PESO-Rosales will undertake the registration and assessment of the beneficiaries wherein 200 out-of-school youths in the province will be chosen to undergo a technical or vocational training.
“In order to qualify as beneficiaries of the Jobstart program, the unemployed youth must be a Filipino citizen aged 18-24 years old, at least high school graduate, not employed, not studying or undergoing training at the time of registration, and with less than one year or no work experience,” Sabado told Philippine Information Agency.
He disclosed that Jobstart trainees who will undergo trainings for up to three months with Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) registered training providers will receive P200 daily allowance.
“After the training, Jobstart beneficiaries will undertake internship with partner establishments for three months and shall receive from the establishment a stipend not less than 75 percent of the prevailing minimum wage in the province,” he said.
Sabado said that from the 15 Jobstart Philippines Program implementers in the country, only PESO Rosales and PESO Dagupan City are from Region 1. (JNPD/EMBS/PIA-1, Pangasinan)