DOLE to hire 1,800 gov’t interns for deployment to villages

MANILA -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will hire some 1,800 young Filipinos age 18 to 30 years old on May 1 for deployment to different barangays nationwide under the agency's internship program.

DOLE is encouraging young Filipinos to avail of the government's internship program to experience working in a public office.

They will be assigned to profile child laborers in different areas nationwide. This is good for six months, those without experience and want to have work experience, (may apply), Bureau of Local Employment (BLE) Director Dominique Tutay, said Saturday.

Tutay, in an interview Saturday, also announced the availability of government interns for Boracay, since they are still conducting profiling of workers affected by its six-month closure.

Related to that we have an opening for government interns in Boracay, specifically 200 for our profile team, she said.

We now have some 50 government interns who are doing the encoding and profiles of the affected workers in the temporary closure of Boracay islands, Tutay added.

On Friday, she reported that the DOLE's Emergency Employment Program has commenced in Barangays Balabag and Manok-Manok, where workers started cleaning the area, protecting and planting mangroves.

Tutay added that currently, there are some 18,000 formal sector workers and over 3,100 informal sector laborers affected and are being encoded.

Boracay will undergo rehabilitation for six months. It was ordered closed on April 26. (PNA)

Source: Philippine News Agency

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