Thousands of jobs await the youth this summer

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Department of Health USEC. Jesus Mateo

Department of Health USEC. Jesus Mateo

Youths who want to be under the  Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES) and other government agencies, including the Department of Education,  now have the opportunity to apply for jobs.

Thousands of jobs await the youth who wish to earn money during summer vacation.

For a bigger number of youth who can avail of the program, there have been changes in the requirements.

“Ang tinatanggap lang ng SPES natin ay 18 to 25 so this year binaba natin to 15 dahil sa K to 12 program. “Ayon sa batas, dapat deserving and poor so yung annual family income hindi tataas sa P143,000,” said Deped undersecretary Jesus Mateo.

(In the previous years, members of the youth sector aged 18 to 25 are accepted in our SPES. This year we lowered the minimum age to 15 because of the K to 12 program. Based on the law, the applicants should be deserving and poor, so their annual family income should not exceed p143,000 pesos.)

Aside from students, the program is also open to the out-of-school youth who intend to continue their education.

The Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) is mandated under Republic Act number 9547. It aims to help the youth have money to spend for their education.

“Ang ibinibigay natin, ayon sa batas ay minimum wage which is Php 491 per day…so binibigaynatin ‘yan on a weekly basis.” USEC. Mateo added.

(The compensation we give them based on the minimum wage law is P491 pesos per day. We give it on a weekly basis.)

Those interested may apply in DOLE offices, public employment services offices or in other offices of the department which offer SPES. They just need to bring the following requirements:

SPES application form; birth certificate / baptismal certificate; latest income tax return of parents/ certificate of tax exemption/ certificate of indigency and form 138 or class cards (for students).

The deadline of application is on March 27, 2017. – Leslie Longboen  | UNTV News & Rescue

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