LAOAG CITY — The provincial government of Ilocos Norte is again inviting out-of-school youths and vacationing students to apply for summer job opportunities under the Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES).
On Monday, several applicants joined a long queue at the Capitol lobby leading to the Provincial Public Employment and Service Office (PESO) at the west wing of the Capitol ground floor for screening.
According to the PESO, there are 400 slots which are available to Ilocano youth aged 16 to 30 years old under the SPES program this summer.
The beneficiaries shall render at least 15 days of service for different offices in the provincial Capitol starting April to May.
PESO head Lizette Bitancor-Atuan said Monday that applicants “should submit a duly-accomplished application form issued by PESO, a photocopy of NSO birth certificate, certificate of grades or class cards and five pieces of passport size picture”.
The SPES is an employment bridging program for high school, technical or vocational, and tertiary students during summer vacation to augment the family income of poor but deserving students.
Employers from public and private institutions usually provide SPES beneficiaries with office work such administrative and clerical jobs.
Meanwhile, technical and vocational students will also be given the opportunity to assist in construction and automotive jobs depending on the available vacancies.
Pegged at PHP280 per day, 60 percent of the salaries of the beneficiaries will be shouldered by the provincial government and 40 percent by the Department of Labor and Employment. (PNA)