The Public Employment Service Office or PESO is a multi-service facility that was established to provide information and assistance to DOLE clients and constituents of local government units (LGU’s). It makes available under one roof the various employment programs and services of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to enable all types of clientele to know more about them and to provide assistance on employment and income opportunities or other specific assistance needed.




General Objective:


Ensure the prompt, timely and efficient delivery of employment service and provision of information on the other DOLE programs.

Specific Objectives:


· Provide a venue where people could explore simultaneously various employment options and actually seek assistance in pursuit of their chosen field;

· To maximize the impact of various employment programs & services by ensuring their speedy and efficient delivery;

· Provide clients with adequate information on employment and labor market situation;

· Enhancing more quality in the provision of employment opportunities




1) Encourage employers to submit to the PESO on a regular basis a list of job vacancies in their respective establishments in order to facilitate the exchange of labor market information services to job seekers and employers by providing employment services to job seeker, both for local and overseas employment, and recruitment assistance to employers;

2) Develop and administer testing and evaluation instruments for effective job selection, training and counselling;

83) Provide persons with entrepreneurship qualities access to the various livelihood and self-employment programs offered by both government and non-governmental organizations at the provincial/city/municipal/barangay levels by undertaking referrals for such programs;

4) Undertake employability enhancement trainings/seminar for jobseekers as well as those would like to change career or enhance their employability. This function is presently supervised by TESDA and conducted by other training;

5) Provide employment and occupational counselling, career guidance, mass motivation and values development activities;

6) Conduct pre-employment counselling and orientation to prospective local and overseas workers;


1) Jobs Fairs –is an employment facilitation strategy aimed to fast-track the meeting of jobseekers and employers/overseas recruitment agencies in one venue at a specific date to reduce cost, time and effort particularly on the part of the applicants.

2) Livelihood/Self-Employment Program - these will give clients information on the array of livelihood programs they choose to avail of.

3) Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES) - this program shall endeavour to provide employment to deserving students coming from poor families during summer and/or Christmas vacations as provided for under Republic Act No. 7323 and its implementing rules, to enable them to pursue their education;

4) Kasama Ka, Kabataan – it is an apprenticeship program for the Out-of-School Youth which aims to help the students/youth to be developed and be given the opportunity for job preparation as skilled worker.

5) Career Guidance for Graduating High School Students (CIGT) – a program intended for graduating highschool students to help them choosing a career in college based on their abilities and capabilities.

6) Phil-Jobnet – is an automated job and applicant matching system which aims to fast-track jobseekers search for jobs and employers search for manpower. It can be accessed thru www.phil-job.net.

7) Municipal Manpower Registry of Skills (NMRS) - is a repository of computerized information on available manpower and their corresponding skills.

Services for Employment Seekers:


-Local Employment Opportunities

-Overseas Employment Prospects


-Self-employment Ventures

-Employability Enhancement Training


Services for Employers:


-Post vacancies for free

-Search job applicants

-Run job matching process

-Get list of applicants and corresponding contact information




-Employment Seekers

-Manpower Seekers

-Would-be-entrants to labor force

-Out of School Youth

-Labor Market Information



Awardees for two (2) consecutive years - BEST PESO in Region IV-A

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