Mindanao Times

Firm to employ 4Ps beneficiar­ies


MANILA -- A manpower agency on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understand­ing with the Department of Social

Welfare and Developmen­t (DSWD) and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to

provide jobs for self-sufficient beneficiar­ies of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).

Starboard Manpower Services Inc. chief operating officer Manuel Gorobat, Jr. said he is looking forward to hiring at least 100 4Ps graduates per month.

“The project will open opportunit­ies for many who are less fortunate. By giving them employment, they uplift the quality of their lives and become good providers for their families,” Gorobat said in an interview at the sidelines of the ceremony in Intramuros, Manila.

Starboard Inc. will conduct free training programs to qualified 4Ps beneficiar­ies to equip them with the necessary skills and knowledge in performing their jobs.

The manpower agency will also assist and endorse qualified trainees to their partner-employers for possible employment locally and abroad.

Under the memorandum, the DSWD will certify 4Ps beneficiar­ies qualified for the training and employment.

The department has identified 385,000 self-sufficient beneficiar­ies who are qualified for the program. Getting out of poverty The DSWD partners with various organizati­ons to ensure that appropriat­e assistance is given to 4Ps beneficiar­ies towards improving their well-being thus enabling them to eventually transition out of poverty.

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