PGIN hires Ilokano youth amidst COVID-19


Dec. 08, 2020 ...

The Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte, through the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) and the Ilocos Norte Tourism Office (INTO), will administer students and out-of-school youth in the province as they begin to work for various local government offices on December 9, 2020, under the Special Program for the employment of Students (SPES).

The "SPES Under New Normal Holiday Season" aims to assist students and out-of-school youth who are 18 to 30 years old. PESO and INTO have prioritized those whose families have been affected due to the pandemic to enable beneficiaries to augment their family budget for their education needs.

"'Yong SPES ngayon ay in partnership with INTO. Madami tayong applicants but we only have limited slots so we can only accommodate a total of 100 beneficiaries. We don't want to discourage 'yong ibang mga hindi nakuha ngayon but we will hopefully prioritize them sa susunod na SPES during summer," PESO Manager Mrs. Anne Marie Lizette B. Atuan explained.

Qualified beneficiaries will be designated to their respective local government units to render 10 days of service. Each of them will receive an honorarium amounting to P3,400.

SPES is among the numerous employment programs of the Provincial Government that cater to unemployed individuals, daily wage earners, and displaced workers affected by the pandemic. 

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