DOLE to hire over 1,000 students under SPES
The Department of Labor and Employment together with its partners will employ over 1,000 students under the Special Program for Employment of Students.
The Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES) seek to provide temporary employment to less fortunate but deserving students and out-of-school youth.
Beneficiaries of the said program will work for 20 days for daily wage rates ranging from P367.55 to P472.55.
DOLE allocated P3,698,824 for the program.
Beneficiaries will be tasked to help in disinfection and sanitation following health protocols.
DOLE urged local government units to help the processing of applications so that those hired can start work in June.
What is SPES Program or Special Program for Employment of Students
The Special Program for Employment of Students is DOLE’s youth employment-bridging program which aims to provide temporary employment to poor but deserving students, out-of-school youth, and dependents of displaced or would-be displaced workers during summer and/or Christmas vacation or any time of the year to augment the family’s income to help ensure that beneficiaries are able to pursue their education.
1. Students or out-of-school youth (OSY) at least 15 but not more than 30 years of age
2. Combined net income after tax of parents, including his/her own, if any, does not exceed the regional poverty threshold
3. Students must have obtained a passing general weighted average (GWA)
4. OSY must be certified by the local Social Welfare and Development Office (SWDO) as OSY