BALANGA CITY, May 19 (PIA) -- Thousands of students have already started their employment under the Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES).
Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Provincial Director Leilani Reynoso disclosed that a total of 3,594 students got jobs under the SPES program in which they undergo employment for 20 to 74 days.
DOLE shoulders 40 percent of their salaries while the respective employers of the beneficiaries provide the remaining 60 percent.
Reynoso said any student who are 15 to 30 years old can apply for SPES provided that the applicant should not have a failing grade and belong to a poor but deserving family.
“When we say poor but deserving, applicants should belong to a family wherein the combined net salary of the parents does not exceed Php139,200,” she said.
She added that through SPES, the government aims to support the financial needs of every student beneficiary until they graduated.
Among the jobs offered to SPES beneficiaries include tax mappers, barangay survey personnel, encoders, school assistants, food service crew, and promotion merchandisers among others. (CLJD/MJSD-PIA 3)