Functional Statement:

  • The Public Employment Service Office (PESO) is a non-fee charging multi-employment service facility or entity established as accredited by Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) pursuant to Republic Act No. 8759 otherwise known as the PESO Act of 1999.
  • The PESO are linked to the Regional Offices of the 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.


  • Encourage employer to submit to the PESO on a regular basis a list of job vacancies in their respective establishments;
  • Provide job vacancy information to jobseekers, both for local and overseas employment, and recruitment assistance to employers;
  • Generate information about the labor supply and demand in various disaggregation level;
  • Provide persons with entrepreneurship qualities access to the various livelihood and self-employment programs offered by both government and non-government organization at the provincial level by undertaking referrals for such program;
  • Refer jobseekers to skills training to different centers if the former is willing to undergo the said training;
  • Make follow-up to the employer regarding the status of the referred jobseekers;

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