Projects and Services

Special Program for the Employment of Students - SPES 

The Special Program for the Employment of Student (SPES) RA 10917 s. 2016 - is an employment bridging program during Summer or Christmas Vacation that aims to augment the family's income of poor but deserving students, Out-of-School Youth or dependents of displaced workers who intend to finish their education.


  • At least 15 but not more than 30 yrs. of Age.
  • Students must have obtained at least an average passing grade during the last semester/school year attended. For, OSY, they must be duly certified as OSY.
  • Combined net income after tax of parents, including his/her own income does not exceed the regional poverty threshold.

Requirements for Applying

  1. Duly accomplished SPES Application Form (SPES Form 2)
  2. Copy of birth certificate of any official document showing the student/OSY's date of birth.
  3. Copy of parents' latest income tax return (ITR) or Certificate of Tax Exemption issued by BIR; or Certificate of Low Income or Certificate of Indigence issued by the barangay or SWDO.
  4. For Students
    • Average passing grade as indicated in Form 138 / report card / class card or
    • Certification by the school register as to passing grade.
  5. For OSY
    • Certification as OSY issued by the Barangay or the City/Municipal/Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (SWDO) where the OSY resides.

What are the Benefits : 

  1. The student shall be paid in the form of cash, except for low income LGU's, the employer shall shoulder the 60% of the applicable minimum wage or hiring rate, while the remaining 40% shall be paid by DOLE.
  2. SPES beneficiaries either working in private/public establihments are entitled to an insurance coverage for a period of one year.

Where to Apply

Public Employment Service Office (PESO) having jurisdiction over their residence.


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Job Fair

Job Fair 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 particulary on the part of the applicants. This is open to all unemployed, skilled and unskilled workers, fresh college graduates, graduates of training institutions, displaced workers and employees seeking advancement. During the Jobs Fair, applicants select vacancies suited to their qualifications and employers could interview to provide self-employed and training assistance.

Specific Objectives

  1. To bring DOLE's employment facilitation program to the reach of the poor, unemployed and displaced workers in the regional areas.
  2. To provide venue for immediate meeting of jobs and people in order to minimize transportation and other expenses encurred by applicants in coming to Manila or areas where vacancies are available.
  3. To assist in the manpower sourcing of employers/recruitment agencies particularly in identified areas where skills are highly in demand or are available.
  4. To support DOLE's anti-illegal recruitment campaign by enabling access of jobseekers to legitimate employers/recruitment agencies.
  5. To provide training and self-employment assistance.
  6. To provide welfare services to those OFW's and their dependents.

Services Offered

  • Employment Facilitation Assistance

  • Employment Information Assistance

  • Employment Enhancement/Training Referrals

  • Self-Employment Assistance

  • Welfare-Services for Filipino Migrant Workers

Documents to bring

  • Biodata

  • Picture (2x2)

  • Certificate of Employment

  • Diploma/Transscript of Records

  • Authenticated Birth Certificate

How To Apply?

General Procedure:

  1. For new appliciants,go to the registration Area and fill-up the necessary information on the CNMRS

  2. For previously registered applicants in the Public Employment Service Office (PESO), proceed to the Selection Area for vacancies.

  3. Choose the position that best fits your qualification. Take note of the Company's name then proceed to the agency's booth.

  4. Listen carefully to the instructions of the Interviewer. If the applicant is not qualified,he can look for other vacancies at the Selection area.

  5. For pre-selected applicants for overseas employment, follow-up your application at the PESO in your areas or wait for telegram/notice from the recruitment agency. Before proceeding to Manila, present telegram/notice to DOLE-RO/EPD for proper clearance.

  6. For those seeking training assistance, please proceed to TESDA booth for interveiw and scheduling.

  7. For those seeking self-employment assistance, proceed to self-employment booth.

  8. For Overseas Filipino Workers and their dependents seeking welfare services, please proceed to OWWA booth interview.

Jobs Fair Implementing Agencies

The Department of Labor and Employment maintains overall supervision of the Jobs Fair which is implemented by the following agencies:

  • Bureau of Local Employment (BLE)

  • DOLE Regional Office - Technical Service and Support Division (DOLE-TSSD)

  • Phlippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA)

  • Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA)

  • Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)

  • Public Employment Service Office (PESO)

  • Private Companies and Recruitment Agencies




Labor Market Information

About National Skills Registration Program - SRS

The NSRS Project was initiated to establish a web-based National Skills Registry System in the Philippines. This project aims to create a readily available (I.T-based) database that shall aid in addressing the country's growing problem on talents mismatch. This will be achieved through the creation of a system that shall capture the pool of available talents at the community level.

In addition to registering available skills in every locality throughout the country, the relevance of the siad project is the "liveness" of the skills registry wherein potential employers are given the assurance that the skills registered are up-to-date and only those who are actively searching for employment are shown. This will help expedite the selection and hiring process for employers. Furthermore, because of the monthly and quarterly reporting mechanism of the project, DOLE and PESO are certain that the enrolled skills registrant may be easily contacted and interviewed by potential employers

Career Guidance Advocacy

Career Guidance Materials

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Livelihood and Employmen Assistance


DILEEP - DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program

"A Program that provides workers with additional income and alternative employment"

The DILEEP is the DOLE's contribution to the governments' agenda of inclusive growth through massive job generation and substantial poverty reduction and reduce the vulnerability to risks of the poor, vulnerable and marginalized workers.

How is it implemented?

The DILEEP is implemented either through Direct Administration by the DOLE or through and Accredited Co-Partner (ACP).

under the ACP Scheme, the following will qualify for accreditation as co-partner. (a) People's Organization; (b) Workers' Association; (c) Unions/Federations; (d) State Universities and Colleges/Higher Education Institutions/National Technical/Vocational Schools; (e) Local Government Units; (f) Cooperatives; and (g) National Government Agencies.

What are the two Programs under DILEEP?

Livelihood or KABUHAYAN Program

is a grant assistance for capacity-building on livelihood for the poor, vulnerable and marginalized workers.

Components of the KABUHAYAN Program

  • Kabuhayan Formation - Enabling the unemployed poor, seasonal, and low-waged workers to start individual livelihood, or collective enterprise undertakings. Individual projects shall have a maximum project cost of P10,000.00 depending on the project requirements.
  • Kabuhyan Enhancement - Enabling existing livelihood undertakings to grow into viable and sustainable business that provide income at least at par with those of the minimum wage earners. Individual project shall have a maximum project cost P15,000.00 depending on the project requirement.
  • Kabuhayan Restoration - Enabling the re-establishment of lost, or damaged, livelihood due to various risks or occurence of natural and man-made disasters. Individual projects shall have a maximum projet cost of P 10,000. depending on the project requirement.
  • Community/Group Enterprise Development - Enabling existing livelihood projects of groups of beneficiaries to be transformed into community enterprises. An important consideration is the the community has access to adequate, it not abundant, source of raw materials, and has existing skills necessary for its products or services, as well as access to local and/or international markets.

Who are priority beneficiaries of the KABUHAYAN Program?

  • Self-employed workers who are unable to earn sufficient income.
  • Marginalized and landless farmers
  • Unpaid family workers
  • Parents of child laborers
  • Low-wage and seasonal workers
  • Workers displaced by or to be displaced as a result of natual and man made disasters.

What are the package of assistance for the beneficiaries of KABUHAYAN Prorgam?

  • Working or start-up capital solely for the purchase of raw materials, equipment, tools and jigs and other support services necessary in setting-up the business or enterprises.
  • Training on how to plan, set-up, start and operate their livelihood undertaking, such as training on production skills with entrepreneurship and business management for individual projects and training on Business Planning and Management, and Production Skills for community/group projects.
  • Social security through enrolment in the SSS, or PhilHealth, or micro-insurance for the first three months, included in the total project cost.
  • Continuing technical and business advisory services to ensure efficiency, productivity, and sustainability of the business/enterprise.

What are the steps in accessing the KABUHAYAN Program?

  • Submission of duly filled-up KABUHAYAN application form.
  • Submission of Project Proposal or Business Plan approved and signed by the officers of the ACP, Association, Cooperative, People's Organization, etc. together with complete documentary requirements.


Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers - is a community-based (municipality/barangay) package assistance that provides emergency employment for displaced workers, underemployed, and unemployed poor, for a mininum period of 10 days, but not to exceed a maximum of 30 days, depending on the nature of work to be performed.

Who are the qualified beneficiaries of the TUPAD Program?

  • Those who are unemployed or under-employed.
  • Those who where laid-off or termindated as a result of permanent closure of an establishment; and
  • Those who where self-employed and have lost their livelihoods (including farmers and fishermen) because of natural or man-made disasters. (Only one member of a household shall be qualified to avail the program. Availment shall be only once in a year.)

What are provided under the TUPAD Program?

  • Payment of salary equivalent to 100% of the prevailing private sector minimum wage in the area/locality.
  • Coverage under group micro-insurance for the duration of the work contract to be shouldered by DOLE;
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as Hardhat, Work Gloves, Mask, Rubber Boots, and long-sleeved TUPAD shirt which shall be mandatory in high-risk and hazardous work.
  • Basic orientation on safety and health and;
  • Free skills training, which the workers may avail on a voluntary basis, to prepare them towards self or wage-employment.

What are the steps in accessing the TUPAD Program?

  • Based on the profiled beneficiaries, the proponent ACP or the concerned DOLE Field Office (FO) shall prepare and submit the following:
    1. Project Proposal and Work Program
    2. Certificate from the LGU/Barangay that the target beneficiaries are unemployed, underemployed, or laid-off or terminated workers, or victims of natural disaster or armed conflict; and (3) the names, gender, and addresses of target beneficiaries.
  • Submission by the proponent LGU or ACP of complete documentary requirements.

Government Internship Program (GIP)

Government Internship Program or GIP is a component of KABATAAN 2000 under Executive Order (EO) no. 139 s. 1993, which aims to provide opportunities and engage young workers to serve general public in government agencies/entities projects and programs at the national and local level.

  • To provide young workers, particularly the poor/indigent and young workers, opportunity to demonstrate their talents and skills in the field of public service with the ultimate objective of attracting the best and the brightest who want to pursue a career in government service, particularly in the fields and disciplines related to labor and employment.
  • To fast track the implementation and monitoring of DOLE programs and projects related to employment facilitation and social protection, all of which directly contributes to the goal of inclusive growth through massive employment generation and substantial poverty reduction.
  1. At least High School Graduate or Voc-Tech Graduate; 
  2. Between 18-30 years old; 
  3. No work experience; and
  4. Individuals up to 35 years old may be accommodated as beneficiaries under exceptional circumstances, specifically in areas that are hardly-hit or stricken by disasters and natural calamities, such as typhoon, earthquake, and the like, including those man-made calamities.
  • Transcript of Records for college students or Form 137 for high school graduates, or
  • Certificate of Graduation in case of voc-tech graduates; and
  • Certificate of Indigence from the Barangay.
  • Salary is 75% of the existing minimum wage of the region where the beneficiary will be employed.
  • Employment period shall be for a minimum of three (3) to a maximum of (6) months.
  • Beneficiaries my be re-admitted for another period of six (6) months upon recommendation of partner institution.
  • Such recommendation contains:
    • performance rating or evaluation of the intern

    • needed skills of the intern for enhancement

    • intent to hire the GIP as a contractual, temporary or regular employee, subject to the willingness of intern and applicable Civil Service Rules and Regulations.


List of Beneficiary

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