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PIA Press Release
2009/06/12

DPWH hires 420 laborers under Project OYSTER in Mt. Province

by Juliet B. Saley

Bontoc, Mt. Province (12 June) -- A total of 420 laborers are hired by the Department of Public Works and Highways under the Project OYSTER (Out-of-School Youth Serving Towards Economic Recovery.

OYSTER, an emergency employment program aimed at generating job for the out-of-school youth, is one of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's initial steps towards realizing her six million job generation, included in her 10-point agenda.

Engr. Edmund Carlos, Sr., OIC-Chief, Maintenance Section of Mt. Province District Engineering Office said these laborers are tasked to perform road maintenance activities such as clearing/cleaning of canals, patching potholes, vegetation control and beautification along the national road, street sweeping.

Carlos said some of the hired laborers work for straight six months while the others on monthly rotation which will end this month.

Another set of workers will be hired for the period July to December. Submission of applications was scheduled last April until June 1 and there were 1,000 applicants but number of laborers to be hired will depend on the volume of works to be done, Carlos explained. (PIA MP) [top]

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