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Philippines – 1.65 million more employed in April from a year ago

From 37.01 million in April 2013, the number of employed Filipinos rose to 38.66 million during the same period this year, or an increase of 1.65 million jobs nationwide.  This was reported on Wednesday by Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz, citing the April 2014 Labor Force Survey of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). Barring any major … Continue reading

Philippine – The minimum wage under the Aquino administration (Infographic)

While the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has hiked wages annually, the yearly increase only came in measly P20 increments. As a result, the minimum wage in the National Capital Region only rose by 4.87 percent on average each year. Several labor groups have repeatedly called on the President to approve an across-the-board nationwide … Continue reading

Philippine / Unemployment rate in 2013 had worsened to 27.5 percent

It is saddening that despite the rapid economic expansion for the past two years, millions of Filipinos remain unemployed. This is what economists refer to as “jobless growth,” a phenomenon that afflicts many developing countries, debunking the myth that economic growth automatically translates to employment and poverty reduction.  Halfway into his six-year term, President Aquino … Continue reading

Philippines / Unemployment rate increases to a three-year high

The Philippines’ jobless rate soared to a three-year high in April even though the nation has the fastest-growing economy in Asia, official data showed Tuesday. The Philippines’ jobless rate soared to a three-year high in April even though the nation has the fastest-growing economy in Asia, official data showed Tuesday. President Benigno Aquino insisted the … Continue reading

Philippine / Only a fourth land good jobs says WB

The World Bank said that the Philippines need to create 14.4 million good jobs- jobs that raise real wages and bring people out of poverty- until 2016. The Washington-based agency in the latest Philippine Economic Update said there were 10 million people unemployed or underemployed as of 2012 and with 1.1million new entrants each year, … Continue reading

Philippines / Unemployment rate remain high despite strong economic growth

Despite strong economic growth, the unemployment rate in the Philippines remains the highest in Southeast Asia. The government admits it has not been able to meet its target of creating one million jobs a year, and now hopes to create employment by drawing in more investments. Vivian Atienza, a 40-year-old single mother, will soon leave … Continue reading

Filipino Household Service Workers / Recruiter stop hiring in HK putting 35,000 jobs at risk

A self-imposed moratorium by a group of Philippine-based licensed recruiters might deprive some 35,000 Filipinos of jobs as household service workers (HSWs) in Hong Kong. The Society of Hong Kong Accredited Recruiters of the Philippines Inc. (SHARP), an association of Philippine-licensed overseas employment providers, earlier announced that it will stop deploying HSWs for employers in … Continue reading

Philippine / Tourism industry to generate 7 M new jobs

Seven million new jobs are expected to be generated from the booming tourism industry in the next years. Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez said people are expected to feel the impact of the growing tourism industry. “What is beautiful about tourism is that it has a trickle effect, every tourism activity generates new jobs,” he said. … Continue reading

Philippines / Creating ‘good jobs’: an ‘overwhelming challenge’ says World Bank

A World Bank official has called the huge number of unemployment and underemployment in the Philippines as a huge challenge for the Aquino administration. “The need for good jobs — jobs that raise real wages or bring people out of poverty — is an overwhelming challenge,” Motoo Konoshi, World Bank Country Director, speaking before hundreds … Continue reading

Philippines | Labor Day | Gov’t offers nearly 300K jobs

As the nation celebrates Labor Day today, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is offering as many as 300,000 local and overseas jobs in the simultaneous job and livelihood fairs the agency is holding in various areas. Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said the nationwide job and livelihood fairs form part of the centerpiece event … Continue reading

Philippines | Skills Gap | 2M jobs available this year

JOB vacancies up for grabs in the Philippines could hit 2 million this year in the five hottest fields: information technology, engineering, finance, sales and customer service, according to internet recruitment web-based firm said in 2011, there were 2.7 million job vacancies, of which 40 percent were posted by the Malaysian-listed firm. Yoda … Continue reading

Philippine | Rise in unemployment will push PH to intensify labor export, says group |

Global alliance of overseas Filipinos and families Migrante International today said that the rise in local unemployment will push the Philippine government to further intensify and implement a more aggressive labor export policy. According to the 2011 Social Weather Survey, unemployment rose to 24 percent, or an estimated 9.7 million, signifying an additional 1.5 million … Continue reading

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