Public Employment Service Office (PESO)

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. The program was designed to ensure the prompt, timely and efficient delivery of employment service and provision of information on the other DOLE programs.


To carry out full employment and equality of employment opportunities, PESO provides a venue where people could explore various employment options and actually seek free assistance. It serves as the referral and information center for the various services and programs of DOLE and other government agencies.


PESO encourages employers to submit on a regular basis a list of job vacancies both for local and overseas employment, so PESO can strengthen and expand, as well as facilitate recruitment and employment.


PESO is 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 PESO branches 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.




Special services

Jobs Fairs. These shall be conducted periodically all over the country to bring together in one venue job seekers and employers for immediate matching;


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;


Special Credit Assistance for Placed Overseas Workers. This type of assistance will enable poor but qualified applicants to avail of opportunities for overseas employment;


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;


Work Appreciation Program (WAP). This program aims to develop the values of work appreciation and ethics by exposing the young to actual work situations;


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


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.



You are invited to go to any PESO







Out of School Youth


Migratory workers






Labor Market Information Users


Persons with Disabilities (PWDs)


Returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs)


Displaced Workers



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




Further reading,




Send your application to

Public Employment Service Office (PESO)

Province of Cebu

Ground Floor Cebu Capitol Building, Cebu City 6000


Telephone: 032 253 5710



Dr. Mathea M. Baguia, Consultant on Employment Services

Dr. Julius M. Chua, Labor and Employment Officer III

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