What is PESO?
The Public Employment Service Office or PESO is a non – fee charging multi – employment service facility or entity established for accredited pursuant to Republic Act No. 8759 otherwise known as the PESO Act of 1999 as amended by Republic Act 10691.
To carry out full employment and equality of employment opportunities for all, and for this purpose, to strengthen and expand the existing employment facilitation service machinery of the government particularly at the local levels there shall be established in all capital towns of provinces, key cites, and other strategic areas a Public Employment Service Employment. Hereinafter referred to as PESO, which shall be community – based and maintained largely by local government units (LGUs) and a number of non – governmental organizations (NGOs) or community – based organizations (CBOs) and state university and colleges (SUCs). The PESOs shall be linked to the regional offices of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) for coordination and techpinical supervision, and t the DOLE central office, to constitute the national employment service network.