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Philippines jumps 10 rungs on IMD’s annual talent attractiveness list, but...

By Maria Eloisa I. Calderon Editor-At-Large SINGAPORE -- The Philippines rose 10 notches in a global ranking of 63 economies based on how well they develop,...

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...

NCR floor wage to rise on Oct. 5

PRIVATE BUSINESSES in Metro Manila face higher costs starting next month as a daily minimum wage increase takes effect on Oct. 5, according to...

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...

Diversity sounds great until companies are asked to show it

A MAJORITY of big companies say gender and racial diversity are key factors in picking a new director. Fewer than half are willing to...

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...

‘Endo’ sticks out to business as LEDAC tackles priority bills

AS THE Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC) holds its third meeting this month to agree on legislative priorities of President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s administration,...

Labor group slams delay in wage hike petitions

By Mario M. Banzon A LABOR alliance is taking government to task as well as the employers represented in the wage board for delaying a...

Senate 4-day workweek bill to be filed today

The Senate is following the lead of the House of Representatives, which approved last week House Bill 6152, which seeks to increase working hours...

Ball in Senate after House OK’s 4-day workweek

THE CHAIRMAN of the Senate Committee Chair on Labor, Employment and Human Resources Development said on Sunday, Aug. 27, he expects his chamber to...

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...

Marsman signs deal with agri reform beneficiaries

DAVAO-BASED-MARSMAN Estate Plantation, Inc. (MEPI) said it and its agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) signed an agribusiness venture agreement (AVA). In a Thursday statement, MEPI and...

Labor force survey (Philippines, January 2017)

THE RANKS of those employed but who were seeking more work thinned to a record low in January, according to official data released yesterday...

Manual work, night shifts may harm women’s eggs

PARIS — Women who work nights and do heavy lifting on the job may have fewer and inferior eggs than nine-to-fivers, said a study...

Aboitiz Group preparing fifth generation for key leadership positions

THE Aboitiz group is preparing 11 fifth-generation family members as its next set of leaders within the next two years when a number of...

Think tank warns of risks of raising minimum wage

HIGHER across-the-board wages run the risk of limiting the employment prospects of less experienced workers and women, according to a paper published by the...

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...

Which industry grants the highest bonuses?

2013 was an exceptional year for banks – and their employees – as a trading windfall allowed financial institutions not only to post record...

Philippine wages vs other Asian countries

Data source: Department of Labor and Employment and National Wages and Productivity Commission

How much do you make in a year?

These graphs show how much workers in various industries earn.

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

Data source: Philippine Statistics Authority | Graphics: Bong Fortin

Consumption fuels job gains

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