City Employment Service Office
One of the milestones of accomplishment in the history of employment service in the Philippines is the signing into law of Republic Act 8759, otherwise known as the PESO Act of 1999.
With the advent of this law, more Public Employment Service Offices (PESOs) came into existence and doubly bringing along the comprehensive package of services tailored for the specific needs of our jobseekers.
The institutionalization of the PESO in every cities and municipalities as stipulated in the PESO Act of 1999 serves as a breakthrough in the pursuance of a stronger linkages and collaboration among government and the employers for the provision of employment in the hope that this will make our employment facilitation efforts responsive in addressing the employment and underemployment problems we are currently facing.
Under this act, the State shall provide full employment and equality of employment opportunities for all, and for this purpose to strengthen and expand the existing employment facilitation at the local levels.
Objectives of the PESO:
In general, the PESO
- Shall ensure the prompt, timely and efficient delivery of employment service and the provision of information on the other DOLE programs.
- Provide jobseekers with adequate information on employment and labor market situation
Specifically the PESO
- Shall provide a venue where jobseekers could explore various employment options they prefer.
- Bring government services to the people thus concretizing DOLEâ€™s cooperative linkages with LGUs
In Dagupan City LGU, the PESO was launched in 1994, which was later named CESO by former City Administrator Alipio Vittorio Ramon D. Fernandez, the PÂ in PESO was changed to C Â in consideration of Dagupan Cityâ€™s status as an independent city. Hence, the name CESO or City Employment Service Office.
Programs/Activities of the City Employment Service Office
- Technical Intern Training in Japan â€“ This program is about sending qualified Filipino trainees in the different accepting organizations and companies in Japan for technology transfer. It started in Dagupan City way back in the year 2000, with Chuen Overseas Technical Training Center, Iwata City, as the first accepting organization, in recognition with our sisterhood agreement with them. The skill is carpentry. As years passed by, more accepting organizations/companies and skills were added, such as Machine Operator, Poultry, Hog Raising, Food Manufacturing, for Female and Construction, Welder and Casting for male.
Relative to this activity orientation is conducted every Friday, where the various skills offered, qualifications and requirements are discussed. After the orientation and upon completion of the requirements, the trainee applicant undergoes preliminary interview/family interview. It is under taken once a month. Those who qualified for the preliminary interview shall be given test to qualify for the final interview on the scheduled date, by the Japanese employers. Those who passed the final interview and are medically fit shall undergo a 3-months Japanese language training. The training is free but the board and lodging shall be shouldered by the trainee.
After the 3 months Japanese language training, they are now dispatched to Japan. Upon arrival in Japan, they undergo Japanese and culture study for 1 month. For the first year, the Trainee receive an allowance of 70,000Â¥/month, with free apartment. Strictly no overtime.
After completing the 1 year period, if they passed the government exam in Japan, they now became an intern for 2 years and they receive a regular salary accorded to foreign workers in Japan.
- Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES)
In consonance with R.A. 7323, otherwise known as Special Program for Employment of Students, qualified and deserving students 18-25 years old, presently or have the intention to enroll in technical or vocational, college education, find employment during summer or Christmas vacation. The student works and receives a compensation subject to applicable labor rules and regulations. 60% of the studentâ€™s salary is shouldered by the City Government while the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) shares the 40% of the studentâ€™s salary.
- Emergency Employment Program
Informal settlers are hired after flooding or typhoon to work on the rehabilitation/declogging of canals and esteros that were greatly affected, river and shoreline clean-up, planting of trees/mangroves along river banks or areas damaged by flooding. Workers work for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week and receive a minimum wage in accordance with labor wage. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) shoulders the 80% of the workerâ€™s salary
- Recruitment Assistance to Employers â€“Employers or manpower/sourcing agencies for local jobs and licensed recruitment agencies for overseas jobs are assisted in their search for workers. Jobseekers are job matched and referred -for possible job placement.
- Jobseekers Registration â€“ Registration of local jobseekers to Phil-jobnet, the official job portal of the DOLE.Â Itâ€™s an internet based job and applicant matching system which aims to fast track the jobseekers search for jobs and employers search for manpower.
- Labor market Information â€“ Provide jobseekers with information on various job options, and employers with information regarding jobseekers.
- Â Â Jobs Fair â€“ Bring together in one venue jobseekers and employers for immediate Matching.
- Career Guidance Counseling/Coaching- in coordination with other PESO, career guidance/counseling to graduating students is conducted for proper guidance on the choice of their course/s.
- Employment Referral Services/Job Matching â€“ Matching and referring of jobseekers with available jobs opportunities
- Job Placement â€“Job seekers placed thru direct hire, hired on the spots or thru local manpower sourcing
- Other Related Programs/Projects
- 1.Â Â Â Â Â Â DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program
- 2.Â Â Â Â Â Â DOLE Starter Kits
How to avail of the CESO (PESO) Services:
- Jobseekers report personally for registration and submit your Resume @ the CESO Office 2/F City Hall Complex, A.B. Fernandez Ave., Dagupan City, or inquire at Tel No. (075) 515- 2550 or visit their FB email@example.com