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 Tacloban City Public Employment Service Office (TCPESO) has started its operation since late 2010. It has Seven (7) core functions namely: Referral and Placement, Job Solicitation, Labor Market Information (LMI), Career Guidance, Employment Coaching, Provision of Livelihood Assistance and OFW Re-integration. Other services inherent to PESO includes job fairs, special and local recruitment activities, anti-illegal recruitment seminars, Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES), Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Displaced/Disadvantaged (TUPAD) Workers Program, Government Internship Program (GIP), DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP), Skills Registry System and the very recent Jobstart Philippines Program.
At the moment, TCPESO is being manned by Eleven (11) Staff: Three (3) Regular Employees, (1) Casual Employee and Seven (7) Job Order Workers. With its dedicated and passionate staff and strong support from its Local Executive Chief, PESO Tacloban in just less than One (1) year, was adjudged as the Most Outstanding PESO-HUC Category in the region and was among the 8 out of the 36 HUCs which got nominated to the National Best PESO Search in 2011. More importantly, the office was given distinct recognition by the Department of Interior and Local Government-08 as the Best Innovation of LGU Tacloban for Employment Service thus, contributing to the City’s attaining the Regional Gawad Pamana ng Lahi Award for Exemplary Performance in Local Governance for the Year 2012.
The office continued to deliver its various programs and services with the relatively few available staff. Furthermore, TCPESO was already able to establish a strong partnership and linkage with various employers from different industries, National Government Agencies
(NGAs), International Non-Government Organizations (INGOs), Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), schools, media and other stakeholders. With its passionate commitment towards providing and linking productive and decent jobs to the people of Tacloban and adjacent municipalities and cities, partnered with the abundant support and help of these different stakeholders, the office commits to perform at its best in implementing its various employment facilitation programs and services.