The Philippines: DOLE-Bicol Introduces Emergency Employment Program
Thousands of Bicolanos will have a job for at least six months this year as the Department of Labor and Employment-Bicol announced today that it will be hiring workers from all over the region starting this month.
“Yes, everybody will have a chance to have a decent job this 2014,” said DOLE-Bicol Regional Director Nathaniel V. Lacambra.
The agency has allotted some P56-million fund for its Government Internship Program (GIP) and Emergency Work Program (EWP).
The GIP program will give a six-month job stint to beneficiaries while the EWP program beneficiaries will have a month’s work.
“Applications for GIP will be open soon. Anybody who graduated either from college, high school or Tech-Voc school or anybody who does not have a job can apply,” Lacambra explained.
This program forms part of DOLE-Bicol’s emergency employment project with specific program of work such as dredging, canal de-clogging and any other “work” needed for community restoration and rehabilitation.
Press Release, February 5, 2014