The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Caraga signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the Province of Agusan del Sur for the second year implementation of Jobstart Philippines Program. The ceremony was held in Datu Lipus Makapandong Youth Employment and Migrant Center, Patin-ay, Agusan del Sur on August 22, 2019.

Signing the agreement were Chona M. Mantilla, CESO III, DOLE Caraga Regional Director and Santiago B. Cane Jr., Provincial Governor of Agusan del Sur.

The event was witnessed by Divina P. Lagumbay, Provincial PESO Manager, Jocelyn Bastareche, Provincial Head of DOLE-ADSFO and Lilian M. Solis, Regional Jobstart Focal Person.

The Bureau of Local Employment chose the Province of Agusan del Sur for the second time because of its excellent performance in the 1st year implementation. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) as a major program partner extended financial assistance in the amount of ?12 million for the various activities.

Jobstart trainees will be given life-skills training for 10 days. Thereafter, they will be provided with the technical training and job search assistance in looking for a work as interns in the different establishments.