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Robredo seeks private sector ties to address mismatch on jobs

By Patrizia Paola C. Marcelo VICE-PRESIDENT Maria Leonor G. Robredo is looking to enhance partnerships with the private sector to help resolve the problem of...

About 42% fresh graduates quit first jobs in less than one...

ALMOST HALF of young Filipinos leave their first jobs in less than a year, a global employment solutions company said in a study released...

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...

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...

Real wages stagnant even as jobs, productivity grow

Relaxed labor laws, improved worker skills, and greater ease of doing business would open up high quality and well-paying jobs for Filipinos in order...

Unemployment drops to 10-year low

THE number of jobless Filipinos last January dropped to a 10-year low. Based on the preliminary results of the latest quarterly Labor Force Survey (LFS)...

More people were hired in Metro Manila than those who were...

Data source: Philippine Statistics Authority | Graphics: Bong Fortin

Adult joblessness rate

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