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When hiring, employers now value ‘proper attitude’ more than experience —...

Employers are now more open to hire fresh graduates as they prefer to rate job applicants according to "interpersonal and problem-solving skills, alongside a proper...

Financial inclusion, digitalization to create more jobs in banking sector: BAP

The Bankers Association of the Philippines (BAP) expects the banking sector to provide more jobs amid financial inclusion push and digital transformation. In a statement...

Projected employment from approved investments (Q1 2018)

By Ranier Olson R. Reusora, Researcher Investment pledges by foreign and Filipino investors amounted P184.99 billion in the first quarter of 2018. These commitments are...

April sees more jobs; quality wanting

THE RANKS of jobless Filipinos in April dipped from a year ago, but those working who wanted additional income increased in the same period, according to the latest government data released on Tuesday.

More jobs in April, but job quality declines

The labor data in April was a mixed bag as unemployment eased during the period, but those wanting more work increased. Preliminary results of the...

Mobile app that connects on-demand workers targets to create one million...

A NEW mobile application has been launched with the aim of creating a million job opportunities by 2022.

De Lima seeks probe on influx of Chinese workers in the...

Senator Leila M. De Lima has called for an investigation into the influx of Chinese nationals employed and residing in the Philippines, which she...

US payrolls rise 223,000 as jobless rate matches historic low

US hiring rose more than forecast in May, wages picked up and the unemployment rate matched the lowest in almost five decades, indicating the...

DoLE to release list of ‘endo’ violators

The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) will release the list of EO violators on Friday, May 25, as ordered by the Duterte administration...

Partners for a better work force

In any country, a healthy staffing industry can be a surefire sign of a developing economy. Staffing agencies deal with one of the primary...

Unilever opens new facility in Laguna

Unilever Philippines had inaugurated a new facility in Cabuyao, Laguna, its largest distribution center in the Philippines. The company said the growing market demand drove...

More than 140,000 vacancies await job seekers on Labor Day

MORE than 140,000 vacancies will be open for job seekers on May 1, the Philippines’ Labor Day, the government said on Friday. “We have initially...

In which industries do employees work the longest hours per week?

According to the 2017 Gender Statistics on Labor and Employment (GSLE) report released by Philippine Statistics Authority, these are the average working hours per week...

Palace issues memorandum on monitoring labor-only contracting

By Camille A. Aguinaldo MALACAÑANG on Friday ordered a crackdown on labor-only contracting as it directed Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III to submit a...

Business groups take stand to open jobs to K-to-12 graduates

By Camille A. Aguinaldo WITH 600,000 senior high school graduates expected to enter the workforce this year, business groups on Friday assured K-to-12 graduates that...

Palace orders DoLE to submit report on companies violating rules on...

Malacañang has ordered the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) to submit its "comprehensive report" on the implementation of Department Orders 174 and 183,...

Business groups commit to hiring K-12 graduates

Business groups on Friday, April 20, reaffirmed their commitment to hire senior high school graduates under the K to 12 program amid concerns over...

Not enough jobs for 2018 graduates despite significant rise in postings...

With the first batch of K-to-12 graduating this year, the number of job applicants is expected to rise to 1.2 million, creating stiff competition...

World Bank cites need to address ‘poor quality of jobs’ to...

THE WORLD BANK has labelled the poor quality of jobs in the Philippines as the "missing link" to reducing poverty and inequality in the...

Unemployment rate falls in January

Unemployment fell in January, the government reported this morning. The preliminary results of the January 2018 round of Labor Force Survey (LFS) conducted by the...

Deutsche Bank slashes up to 500 investment banking jobs: report

Berlin -- Germany's biggest lender Deutsche Bank is letting hundreds of investment bankers go, Bloomberg News reported Monday, the latest round of deep cuts...

Coca-Cola PH lays off workers amid restructuring

Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines Inc. relieved an undisclosed number of workers amid an "organizational restructuring". In a statement on Tuesday, the soft drinks manufacturer said this...

SWS: Q4 joblessness drops to 7.2M adults

ADULT JOBLESSNESS in the fourth quarter of 2017 dropped 3.2 points to 15.7% or an estimated 7.2 million adults, compared with 18.9% or an...

Unemployment rate rises to 5% in October

Preliminary results of the latest Labor Force Survey (LFS) conducted by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed the unemployment rate at 5% in October,...

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...

Joblessness rate steadies in 2016

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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