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P21 wage hike expected to take effect October

By Mario M. Banzon THE NATIONAL Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC) on Monday, Sept. 18, unanimously approved Wage Order No. NCR-21 granting workers in the...

Australia employment growth outpaces US

AUSTRALIAN employment growth is now outpacing the US after hiring surged more than twice as much as expected in August. The jobless rate Down...

July sees more jobless Filipinos

By Christine J. S. Castañeda Researcher UNEMPLOYMENT worsened in July, even as the same month saw a marked reduction in the ranks of those wanting more...

July unemployment rate up 5.6%

UNEMPLOYMENT rose in July, the government reported Tuesday morning. Results of the latest Labor Force Survey (LFS) released by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed...

Call centers face brave new world of automation

By Victor V. Saulon Sub-Editor THE PHILIPPINE contact center sector will add at least 73,000 new jobs annually until 2020 when total employment is expected to...

In Vietnam, education can lead to worse job prospects

HANOI -- Nguyen Van Duc graduated two years ago with a bachelor’s degree in economics from one of Vietnam’s best universities. Today, he earns about...

Wage hikes in China bring some jobs and factories back to...

WHILE there is no end in sight to off-shoring by Japanese companies, signs are emerging that surging wages in China are encouraging at least some...

10 million still jobless but optimism ‘very high’

By Ian Nicolas P. Cigaral Reporter THE RANKS of jobless Filipinos steadied around the 10 million mark in the second quarter from the preceding three months...