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PESO Coordinator Patnanungan, Quezon



The Bureau of Local Employment shall promote full employment by facilitating access of Filipino jobseekers to local employment opportunities through policy researches, standards setting, strategy development, labor market analysis and provision of technical assistance to regional implementors in support of employment service operations.


BLE is the center of excellence in employment service in Asia

BLE is well managed, dynamic and people-oriented organization

Towards this end:

  • WE facilitate local employment through computerized PESO network nationwide;
  • WE are committed to provide fast and effective employment service to jobseekers and other clients;
  • WE influence policy makers and planners with accurate, timely and reliable labor market information;
  • WE are well-trained, capable, highly competent and committed employment service officers; and
  • WE work harmoniously together as a high-performing team.


The Public Employment Service Office or PESO is a non-fee charging multi-employment service facility or entity established or accredited pursuant to Republic Act No. 8759 otherwise known as the PESO Act of 1999.

To carry out full employment and equality of employment opportunities for all, and for this purpose, to strengthen and expand the existing employment facilitation service machinery of the government particularly at the local levels there shall be established in all capital towns of provinces, key cities, and other strategic areas a Public Employment Service Office, Hereinafter referred to as PESO, which shall be community-based and maintained largely by local government units (LGUs) and a number of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or community-based organizations (CBOs) and state universities and colleges (SUCs). The PESOs shall be linked to the regional offices of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) for coordination and technical supervision, and to the DOLE central office, to constitute the national employment service network.


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 they prefer;
  • Serve as referral and information center for the various services and programs of DOLE and other government agencies present in the area;
  • Provide clients with adequate information on employment and labor market situation in the area; and
  • Network with other PESOs within the region on employment for job exchange purposes.


  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 counseling;
  3. 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 counseling, career guidance, mass motivation and values development activities;
  6. Conduct pre-employment counseling and orientation to prospective local and overseas workers;
  7. Provide reintegration assistance services to returning Filipino migrant workers: and
  8. Perform such functions as willfully carry out the objectives of this Act.


  1. Jobs Fairs - these shall be conducted periodically all over the country to bring together in one venue job seekers and employers for immediate matching;
  2. Livelihood and Self-employment Bazaars - these will give clients information on the array of livelihood programs they choose to avail of, particularly in the rural areas;
  3. Special Credit Assistance for Placed Overseas Workers - this type of assistance will enable poor but qualified applicants to avail of opportunities for overseas employment;
  4. Special Program for Employment of Students and Out-of-School Youth (SPESOS) - this program shall endeavor to provide employment to deserving students and out-of-school youths and out-of-school youths 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;
  5. Work Appreciation Program (WAP) - this program aims to develop the values of work appreciation and ethics by exposing the young to actual work situations;
  6. Workers Hiring for Infrastructure Projects (WHIP) - this program is in pursuance of Republic Act No. 6685 which requires construction companies, including the Department of Public Works and Highways and contractor for government-funded infrastructure projects, to hire thirty percent (30%) of skilled and fifty percent (50%) of unskilled labor requirements from the areas where the project is constructed/located; and
  7. Other programs/activities developed by DOLE to enhance provision of employment assistance to PESO clients, particularly for special groups of disadvantaged workers such as persons with disabilities (PWDs) and displaced workers.


  1. Jobseekers
  2. Employers
  3. Students
  4. Out of School Youth
  5. Migratory workers
  6. Planners
  7. Researchers
  8. Labor Market Information Users
  9. Persons with Disabilities (PWDs)
  10. Returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs)
  11. Displaced Workers


For Employment Seekers:

Report personally to PESO in your respective provincial, city, municipal, NGOs, CBOs or SUCs for registration and employment interview.

For Employers:

Inform nearest PESO of the vacancies for job matching.

For Researchers, Planners and LMI Users:

Inquire personally and secure available materials at nearest PESO.

Volunteer Program for Government Service  Rows of 3 photos showing Jobseekers and Employers during the Jobs Fair and phil-jobnet job matching activity.

Names of Officers/Staff Positon Postal Address
  1.  List of Clients (use additional sheet if necessary)
Name and Address of Client/Principal
Nature of Business Services Provided to Clients/Principal Description of the Phase of the Contract Number of Employees Covered in each Phase of the Contract
Male Female
 That I, ____________________, Filipino, of legal age, ________________, __________________
                       name                                                       civil status                 position                              
Of ____________________________, after having been duly sworn to in accordance with law, do                                                         name of company
 hereby depose and say:
  1. That our company shall abide by all applicable laws and regulations of the Department of Labor and Employment;
  2. That the remittances to SSS, HDMF, Philhealth, ECC and BIR will be paid religiously by the company.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto affixed my signature this __ day of ________ 20__ in ____________________________________
                                                                                                        (Affiant’s Name /Signature)
          SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this ___day of ________2009.  Affiant exhibited to me his/her Residence Certificate No. ____________, issued at _________ on ___________.
Doc. No. __________
Page No.  __________
Book No.  __________
Series of   __________
Note:   All contracts entered into after this registration shall be reported to the DOLE Regional Office on or before the 10th day of the month immediately following the date of entry into contract.

Instructions in Accomplishing Form No. 1
          This form shall be accomplished by the contractor/sub-contractor in triplicate and submitted to the DOLE Regional Field Office having jurisdiction on the place of the contractors/sub-contractors’ main office.
  1. Business Name
Enter the business name of the contractor/subcontractor registered with the SEC, DTI, CDA, or DOLE.
  1. Business Address
Enter the business address of the contractor/sub-contractor
  1. Telephone No.
Enter the telephone number(s) of the contractor/sub-contractor.
  1. Contact Person/Position
Enter the name of the President or General Manager or any other officer of the company who can provide information on the entries.   Indicate the position of the officer.
  1. Areas of Operation
Enter or enumerate the area(s) or places covered by the contractor/ subcontractor.
  1. Nature of Business
Indicate the kind of business the contractor/sub-contractor is engaged in i.e., janitorial services, messengerial, trucking services, etc.
  1. Industries to be covered
Indicate the kind of industries of the clients/prospective clients to be covered.
  1. Number of Regular Workers/Male/Female
Enter the number of regular workers of the contractor/sub-contractor broken down into male and female.
  1. Names, Positions, and Address of Officers/Staff
Enumerate the names of the officers and staff of contractors/sub-contractor, their respective positions in the company and their respective home addresses.  This does not include the names of the workers to work with the principal.  Additional sheet may be used if necessary.
  1. List of Actual Clients
Enumerate the name(s) and addresses of the clients with which the contractor/sub-contractor have existing contracts, its nature of business, services to be provided to the client, number of personnel assigned to  each client, description of each phase of the contract, the number of employees covered in each phase of the contract, disaggregated into  male and female.
  1. Undertaking

Indicate the needed information in the blank spaces provided in the undertaking.
The signature of the President or General Manager and the date of signing should appear in the designated portion of the form.

The DOLE - Quick Response Team

The Quick Response Team of the DOLE assists workers who were displaced by closures and retrenchments of industries/companies. Each Regional QRT nationwide provides employment re-entry opportunities and assistance.

As a safety net measure, the QRT is a calibrated service delivery aimed at helping workers cope with the adverse effects of globalization and trade liberalization.

A package of assistance program will be made available by the QRT such as:

  • Profiling of displaced workers
  • Employment guidance and counseling
  • Facilitation of payment of separation pay
  • Employment matching and referral for wage employment (using available facilities such as Phil-Jobnet and Jobs Fair)
  • Information on and certification for SSS loan availment
  • Skills training/upgrading for wage and self-employment
  • Referral to other DOLE programs
  • Referral of qualifies displaced workers to other government and non-government organizations for technical and financial assistance for livelihood or self-employment.

Workers who were displaced from establishment closures and retrenchments reported to the DOLE


For wage employment - Job matching and referral is available through:

  • Phil-Jobnet - an internet-based job matching system available at computer workstaqions in all DOLE Regional Office and Public Employment Service Offices (PESOs) nationwide. Displaced workers may file their application and/or search for vacancies online.
  • Jobs Fair - an arrangement where prospective employers and recruitment agencies gather in one venue for a specific period to accept applications and interview jobseekers for possible vacancies locally and abroad. The QRT may make this arrangment.

For self-employment - Displaced workers may be referred to the following DOLE training and livelihood/enterprise development programs available such as:

  • Promotion of Rural Employment through Self-Employment and Entrepreneurship Development (PRESEED) especially for displaced rural workers
  • Workers Organization and Development Program (WODP) - displaced workers may form into an association and avail of financial assistance
  • Working Youth Center (WYC) specifically caters to displaced workers aged 15 to 30 for its training cum production scheme
  • Women Workers Employment and Entrepreneurship Development (WEED) is especially for displaced women workers
  • Tulong Alalay sa mga Taong may Kapansanan (TULAY) offers specialized skills training for self-employment for displaced persons with disabilities.

For skills training and upgrading, the TESDA has the following training program:

  • Community-Based Entrepreneurship Training Program
  • Training Assistance Program for Displaced Workers

For temporary employment, the following may be made available:

  • Placement in Public Works Projects - workers may be hired on a per project basis by local government units or DPWH for infrastructure projects.
  • SPES for Dependent of Displaced Workers - students aged 15-25 who are dependent of displaced workers may be employed for a maximum of 45 days during summer vacation or 15 days during Christmas vacation.

For referral to other extension or support services, the QRT may collaborate with other government agencies and private organizations for the following services:

  • Business incubation
  • Provision of common service facility, tools and equipment
  • Seed capital/credit facility
  • Business/marketing link and trade fairs
  • Management training and other specialized training
  • Day care facilities (at or near job sites)
  • Cooperative organizing


Go to the nearest DOLE Regional Office or to Public Employment Service Office (PESO) at the local government unit in your area. The DOLE Regional QRT will immediately provide employment guidance and counseling and/or job matching and referral services. For other types of services, the QRT will make the appropriate arrangements or referrals.

A good cover letter

The preliminary application for a professional position generally consists of two documents: a cover letter and a resume. This handout describes the cover letter; the resume is described in a separate Writing Center handout.

While the resume is a somewhat generic advertisement for yourself, the cover letter allows you to tailor your application to each specific job. Although the thrust of your various letters may remain the same, with the assorted text-processing options available at RPI-options that include find-and-replace and merging capabilities-there is really no reason to have a single, generic cover letter.


Effective cover letters are constructed with close attention to


Your cover letter and resume usually provide all the information which a prospective employer will use to decide whether or not you will reach the next phase in the application process: the interview.

While your goal is an interview and, ultimately, a job offer, the more immediate purpose of your cover letter in some cases may simply be to gain an attentive audience for your resume.