Pampanga, Philippines – The students in Central Luzon will be given summer jobs, Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reports.
Over 18,000 deserving students in Central Luzon will be given summer jobs under the Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) of DOLE. Among the jobs given to SPES beneficiaries include tax mappers, barangay survey personnel, encoders, school assistants, food service crew, gasoline attendants, and promotion merchandisers.
The program seeks to give income to the students who are in need, especially those who study in public schools, while taking school vacation.
“SPES is a law-mandated program that seeks to help poor but deserving students pursue their education by giving them jobs during summer and/or Christmas vacations,” DOLE regional director Ana Dione said.
She added that the salaries of the students will follow the prescribed minimum wage wherein DOLE shoulders the 40 percent while the remaining 60 percent comes from the participating companies and local government units (LGUs).
The project will cover the following provinces:
Pampanga with 4,400 SPES slots
Bataan with 4,142
Bulacan with 3,100
Nueva Ecija with 2,511
Zambales with 2,030
Tarlac with 974
Aurora- with 882.
A total of 445 employers- composed of 311 private firms, 120 LGUs and 14 schools are participating this year.