10,823 jobless hired thru PESO

The local economy OF Dumaguete has cre ated 10, 102 more jobs from 366 companies from July 2017 to June 2018, inidicative of the thriving business climate in Dumaguete city.

Public Employment Service Office Manager Ma. Socorro Mira also said that overseas agencies also announced 18, 464 vacancies. About 10, 823 applicants were hired during a series of recruitment activities by the PESO, which is under the Office of Mayor Remollo in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment.

City Treasurer Cristina Merced bared that 7, 459 business establishments are registered to operate in the city in the first half of 2018 up from just 7, 074 in 2016.

While a majority of those who were hired are resident of Dumaguete City, a significant number of job seekers come from neighboring towns and cities in the province.

As part of its outreach program, PESO also conducted career guidance to 4,194 high school students so they could make sound decisions on the best careers they can pursue after school.

Other employment programs implemented by PESO from July 2017 to June 2018: some 165 students were hired during the one-month summer job in various offices; 60 were granted emergency employment through the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers or TUPAD program in partnership with DOLE; 62 were employed through the Jobstart Philippines Program and finally, 310 graduated from the various NC II courses under the Training for Better Access to Job Opportunities Program with the Department of Interior and Local Government with many of them now gainfully employed.