Capitol opens more employment opportunities for students

LAOAG CITY — The Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) has announced it needs more students to work in various offices here this summer.

According to the Provincial Public Employment and Service Office (PESO), there are 600 slots which are available to Ilocano youth aged 15 to 25 years old under the Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES).

The beneficiaries, composed of two batches, will render at least 21 days of service to different offices in the provincial Capitol from May to June.

Lizette Bitancor of PESO said applicants should submit a duly-accomplished application form issued by PESO, a photocopy of NSO birth certificate, and one passport size picture.

They may visit PESO which is located at the second floor of Ilocos Norte Centennial Arena, Laoag City for further inquiries.

SPES aims to provide Ilocano youth the opportunity to earn money for their studies during vacations.

Pegged at PHP 280 per day, 60 percent of the salaries of the beneficiaries will be shouldered by the provincial government and 40 percent by the Department of Labor and Employmennt.

Aside from SPES, the Provincial Tourism Office has also hired tourist aides composed of students, out of school and senior citizens for the summer holidays in anticipation for the influx of tourists.