2nd batch of SPES start work May 20

THE second batch of students hired under the Summer Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) will start working with the Zamboanga City Government on Monday, May 20.

Socorro Rojas, City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) chief, said the second batch of SPES beneficiaries, composed of 1,400 college students, will work for a period of 20 days with a rate of P503.09 per day for a total income of P10,061.80.

Rojas, also the Public Employment Service Office (Peso) manager, said the orientation for the second batch will be on Monday, May 20 starting at 8 a.m. at the Mayor Vitaliano Agan Coliseum in Tetuan village.

Rojas said the first batch, composed of 1,366 high school students, started working on April 23 and will end on Monday, May 20.

She added that the same rate will be paid to the first batch beneficiaries.

The SPES program is jointly undertaken by the city government and the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) with a 60-40 percent sharing in the payment of salaries.

The city has initially allocated P16 million for the program.

Rojas said that the salaries for the second batch will be shouldered entirely by the city government, as the Dole has decreased its SPES budget this year. (Bong Garcia/SunStar Philippines)


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