A memorandum of agreement was recently signed by the leagues of cities, municipalities, and provinces in the Philippines supporting the institutionalization of the Public Employment Service Office to make it an independent office and not just an extension one.
The MOA signing was one of the highlights of the National PESO Congress in Davao City recently, Moises de la Cruz, PESO manager and executive assistant to the Mayor said.
He said the institutionalization will allow PESO to have its own budget and will be headed by a permanent employee with a Grade 24 rank. It will be recognized as an office connected to the local government unit, de la Cruz said.
If the institutionalization will push through, PESO will be directly under the supervision of the city or municipal administrator’s office, he added.
PESO will be able to create more programs for job fairs, job mismatch, and boost employment opportunities that will later address the issue of unemployment and underemployment, he said.
Meanwhile, 90 skilled workers were deployed by MMML Recruitment Services Inc. and YWA Human Resources Corporation for the month of September.
Fifteen companies in Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia were provided with skilled workers from the Bacolod City and Negros Occidental through MMML and YWA, he added.*LTG