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PHL online hiring up 3% in Q3: Monster.com

ONLINE HIRING in the Philippines rose 3% in the July to September period on the back of expectations that the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) would maintain a steady growth next year, a report by job hunt website Monster.com said.

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Adult joblessness down in Q2 – SWS

Joblessness is down in rural areas, among women, and across most age demographics, SWS survey found.

More jobs in July, but job quality declines

Mixed readings were observed in the government’s latest labor data as unemployment eased but those wanting more work increased. Preliminary results of the July 2018...

Government outlines target bilateral deals with Israel and Jordan

President Rodrigo R. Duterte is expected to sign agreements on labor, defense, trade and investment, and other bilateral deals with the governments of Israel...

Siemens denies plan for mass job cuts

Frankfurt am Main, Germany -- German industrial conglomerate Siemens denied Friday a media report that it would cut thousands of jobs as part of...

Labor chief pushes for passage of Security of Tenure bill

Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) chief Silvestre H. Bello said that his department is endorsing the Security of Tenure Bill (SoT) and proposed to...

ECOP members pledge to grant 300,000 workers regular status this year

The Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) pledged to regularize 300,000 employees from its member companies by the end of this year.

DoLE to set up emergency employment program for PLDT workers

The labor department said that it will assist the 7,000 contractual workers of PLDT Inc. (PLDT) through a emergency employment program. "In the meantime, as...

Labor turnover rate grows nearly 2% in first quarter

Employment among firms grew by 1.94% in the first quarter of 2018, results of the Philippine Statistics Authority’s first nationwide Labor Turnover Survey showed. This...

Labor department to check TV stations, ecozones for possible labor violations

The labor department will focus on inspecting economic zones, security agencies and television networks nationwide to check if these companies abide by general labor...

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...

Kasambahays now entitled to more leave benefits

By Gillian M. Cortez Household workers are now entitled to leave benefits courtesy of the labor department's advisory, which reinforces Republic Act 10361 or the...

Coca-Cola Philippines ties up with government to support returning women OFWs

Coca-Cola Philippines will partner with the government in supporting overseas Filipino workers (OFW) through livelihood programs. Coca-Cola Philippines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with...

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...

The biggest employers in the manufacturing industry

By Jochebed B. Gonzales, Senior Researcher Manufacturing makes up more than a fifth of the Philippine economy. In 2015, manufacturing establishments in the formal economy generated...

Where do we find the most number of unpaid laborers in...

By Jochebed B. Gonzales, Senior Researcher Unpaid workers are workers who do not receive regular pay, which is either the working owners themselves or the...

TUCP files P320 wage hike petition for Metro Manila

THE Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) filed a petition with the National Capital Region (NCR) Regional Wages and Productivity Board for a P320 across-the-board wage increase for workers in the private sector.

W. Visayas wage hike to be delayed in Boracay, rest of...

ILOILO CITY -- The wage increase ordered for the Western Visayas region, or Region VI, will be implemented at a later date in Aklan province in consideration of the temporary closure of the resort island of Boracay.

Central Visayas wage board okays P10-P20 hike — report

THE Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board has approved a P10-P20 increase in the minimum wage for Region VII, or the Central Visayas, Cebu newspaper The Freeman reported, citing a member of the board.

DoLE reminds employers to pay workers overtime pay during holidays

The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) advised employers to pay their employees accordingly this Independence Day and Eid'l Fitr through Labor Advisory No.9. "For...

Wage boards briefed on impact of TRAIN law

THE National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC) said regional wage boards have been briefed about the impact of tax reform by key government agencies, which provided data that the boards are expected to consider when they rule on wage petitions.

ILO sees progress in tackling contractualization issues

THE International Labor Organization (ILO) said the Philippines is moving forward both in terms of its compliance with international labor laws and resolving the issue of contractualization.

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.

DoLE hires more labor inspectors

The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) has sworn in 35 new labor inspectors as part of the agency's move to strengthen establishments' compliance...

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...

Insurance Commission seeks repeal of resolution requiring surety firms to pay...

THE INSURANCE COMMISSION (IC) seeks to repeal the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) resolution requiring surety companies to immediately pay the appeal bonds to...

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...

Around half of establishments with productivity schemes in 2015 availed of...

OF THE 2,448 establishments that set up productivity schemes in 2015, around half availed themselves of tax incentives under the Productivity Incentives Act of 1990 (Republic Act 6971), according to the latest biennial Integrated Survey on Labor and Employment conducted by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

Committee report on ‘endo’ bill released

SENATOR Emmanuel Joel J. Villanueva late Wednesday released the committee report of the “endo” (end of contractualization) bill.

Developing human capital for economic growth

To a layman, the relationship between education and economic growth is relatively straightforward. An educated population is a productive work force, and higher productivity...

Makabayan bloc seeks probe on SBMA’s alleged ‘endo’ practices

After the Labor agency released its list of companies guilty of labor-only contracting, the Makabayan bloc has filed on Tuesday, May 29, a resolution seeking to probe contractualization practices of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA).

DoLE names companies that may have been engaged in labor-only contracting

The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) has named the companies that may have been guilty of labor-only contracting. In a list the agency submitted...

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...

Bahrain ready to take in more Filipino workers — DFA

Bahrain is ready to receive more overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) into their country, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Monday, May 14. In...

DoLE urges informal sector workers to apply for livelihood aid

The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) has encouraged qualified informal sector workers to avail of a livelihood aid through the Kabuhayan Program. The labor...

Senate to make endo top priority when Congress resumes session —...

Senate President Aquilino L. Pimentel III vowed to have the proposed "endo" (end of contractualization) law the Senate's priority measure on its May session...

Labor groups not satisfied with EO on endo

President Rodrigo R. Duterte's executive order (EO) does not include labor unions' wish to have a total prohibition on all forms of contractualization by...

Metro Manila Q4 jobs growth slows

EMPLOYMENT growth among large Metro Manila firms slowed in the fourth quarter of 2017. In its latest quarterly Labor Turnover Survey, the Philippine Statistics Authority...

Labor dep’t. urges Duterte to certify security of tenure bill as...

THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) has urged President Rodrigo R. Duterte to certify the pending Security of Tenure bill as urgent, an...

Gov’t releases P448 million for workers displaced by Boracay shutdown

THE government has released P448 million to finance livelihood programs that will benefit workers affected by Boracay’s six-month closure. These funds, which were released to...

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,...