Local employers to employ JobStart beneficiaries

 TWO HUNDRED THIRTY NINE BENEFICIARIES WILL BE EMPLOYED BY THEIR RESPECTIVE LOCAL EMPLOYERS HERE UNDER THE JOBSTART PROGRAM.

 Fifteen local employers signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Labor and Employment for the implementation of the said program aimed on providing technical training and employment to qualified beneficiaries.

 City Mayor Joseph Evangelista facilitated the signing of the MOA on December 1, 2017 at the City Hall.

 Under the Memorandum of Agreement, local employers will provide the needed technical training to the 239 beneficiaries they have selected to prepare them for employment.

 Beneficiaries will be hired by their local employers after the technical training period is completed.

 Funds for the training will come from the DOLE and will be downloaded to the local employers.

 Also included from the DOLE fund is the P200 daily allowance for each beneficiary during the entire training period.

 Earlier, the said number of beneficiaries have successfully completed the life skills training facilitated by the DOLE and the Public Employment Services Office of the City Government.

 They were then selected by the local employers in a Jobs Fair activity immediately after completing their life skills training program.

 Most of the beneficiaries come from poor and indigent families who are members of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program or 4P’s.

 Others are high school graduates and college level who qualified for the JobStart Program.

 The JobStart Philippines Program is funded through the assistance from the Canadian Government and the Asian Development Bank that will help provide employment, livelihood and productivity to the youth coming from poor families.