About 12,989 jobseekers from Dumaguete City were employed, locally and overseas in 2017, the Public Employment Service Office manager, Maria Docorro Mira, said.
Mira reported to Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo that 20,418 applicants had sought assistance from the city. Of these, 12,462 were hired by various local establishments, while 527 were deployed overseas.
She said she is convinced that the six job fairs conducted, or assisted by PESO in 2017, helped reduce the unemployment rate in the city.
Meanwhile, the city's Special Program for the Employment of Students helped 163 youth, not only to be productive during summer vacation, but in earning and saving for their enrolment.
Under the program, the city government shoulders 60 percent of the P200 daily wage of the students while the Department of Labor and Employment gives 40 percent of their salary for the 20-day employment period.*
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