The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on May 1 recognized Ilocos Norte’s Provincial Employment Service Office (PESO) as the top performing PESO of Region 1.
DOLE noted that over 50,000 jobs were generated through Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos-initiated employment campaigns like “Manang Imee equals Trabaho,” “Task Force Trabaho,” and “Saguip Nars.”
Other programs under PESO include multiple job fairs and inviting domestic and foreign employers over to hire local professionals.
Ilocos Norte PESO also maintains an online job portal to bridge the gap between local applicants and employers.
The programs helped lower the unemployment rate to 4.2 percent, the lowest in Region 1.