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Subsidize 13th month pay of small firms, Labor chief tells gov’t

THE GOVERNMENT should consider subsidizing the 13th month salary payments of micro and small enterprises (MSEs) worth about P3.5 billion using standby funds, according to the country’s Labor chief.

DoLE: Firms not allowed to defer 13th month pay

THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) on Thursday said companies will not be allowed to defer the distribution of the 13th month pay of its workers, even as businesses struggle amid the economic slowdown.

Gov’t online employment platform lists nearly 10,000 job openings

THOUSANDS OF JOB openings in both the private and public sectors are now available on the government’s job listings platform, the Labor department said Thursday.

Labor dep’t to consult employers, workers on delayed 13th month pay

THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) will be meeting with the employers and workers’ groups to discuss the possibility of deferring the 13th month pay this year as the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis continues to affect businesses.

DoLE signals 3-month extension for workers on displaced status

THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) will allow employers to extend the period of temporary displacements of their workers, possibly by another three...

DoLE offers free online courses to seafarers for Sept 14, 2020

THE DEPARTMENT of Labor and Employment (DoLE) will launch free online courses to Fillipino seafarers to boost their knowledge and skills on safety, among other subjects.

P2.5-B aid released to OFWs — DoLE

ALMOST P2.5 billion in aid has been distributed to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) displaced by the global coronavirus pandemic, according to the Labor department.

Gov’t to bring home 1,000 migrant Pinoys from Qatar — DoLE

THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) will bring home more than 1,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from Qatar starting Wednesday.

Gov’t allocates P5B more in subsidies for migrant Filipinos

THE government has allotted P5 billion more to help overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) affected by the global coronavirus pandemic, according to the Labor department.

DoLE says P2.5-B fund for OFWs has run out

GOVERNMENT AID for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) amid a coronavirus pandemic has surpassed its limits, prompting the Labor department to seek more funds.

DoLE sets up ‘one-stop shop’ job center

THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) will set up a center in Metro Manila to deal with the employment concerns of retrenched workers, including those laid off from ABS-CBN Corp., the Palace said on Thursday.

8,000 local jobs available to OFWs, DoLE says

About 8,000 local jobs will be made available to returning overseas Filipino workers who lost their jobs amid a global health crisis, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE).

OFWs coming home fewer than originally estimated — DoLE

MORE than 16,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFW) are expected to come home this month amid a coronavirus pandemic, less than half of the original estimate after many of them failed to get cleared, according to the Labor department.

81,000 Filipino workers abroad get state help

THE government has helped more than 81,000 overseas Filipinos affected by the global coronavirus pandemic, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE).

DoLE promises all stranded OFWs will be brought home before Duterte’s...

THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) said it will be able to make sure all stranded overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) make it home before the deadline President Rodrigo R. Duterte set, with 19,000 out of 24,000 already brought home.

Seafarer’s manning agency responsible for quarantine costs, DoLE rules

THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) has ordered manning agencies to absorb the cost of quarantining seafarers.

Biogas project of MPIC unit, Dole receives Japanese gov’t subsidy

A waste-to-energy project by a unit of Metro Pacific Investment Corp. (MPIC) with Dole Philippines, Inc. received the first tranche of subsidy, which is up to 50% of its qualified capital cost, from the Japanese government.

MyKuya connects 1,000 jobseekers in online job fair, targets 15,000 more

Over the month of March, MyKuya has created job opportunities for nearly 10,000 people. Their recent job fair alone saw about 1,000 jobseekers on the platform in under 45 minutes.

DoLE relaxes wage payment proof requirement for gov’t subsidy program

EMPLOYERS will no longer be required to submit their company payroll in order to avail of the government's cash assistance for workers affected by...

DoLE to need more funds in event of NEDA worst-case 1.8...

The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) is gearing up for the worst-case scenario of 1.8 million workers whose job status will be affected...

Ban on house workers to Kuwait remains

THE DEPARTMENT of Labor and Employment (DoLE) on Thursday announced the partial lifting of the total deployment ban on overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Kuwait, which excludes household service workers.

Nationwide round-up

THE DEPARTMENT of Labor and Employment (DoLE) has issued a warning against a fraudulent e-mail claiming to be associated with the agency and asking for cash donations.

DoLE cracks down on establishments with illegal foreign workers

THE DEPARTMENT of Labor and Employment (DoLE) has started inspecting establishments across the country to check for compliance in employing foreign nationals.

DoLE confirms abduction of 2 Filipino seamen

TWO OF 11 Filipino seafarers who have been reported abducted in two separate incidents in the West African countries of Benin and Togo have been verified, the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) reported on Tuesday.

DoLE to release P5-million to fire-affected Star City employees

THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) is allotting P5.5 million in emergency funds for around 500 workers of Star City who were displaced after a the fire razed the amusement park, it said in a statement.

Recruiters cited for deploying minors

THE DEPARTMENT of Labor and Employment (DoLE) on Wednesday said it had revoked the licenses of two recruitment agencies for deploying two minors overseas.

DoLE to check GMA Network’s compliance with occupational safety standards

THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) is looking into GMA Network, Inc.’s compliance with occupational safety and health (OSH) standards, after veteran actor Eddie Garcia suffered a fatal injury on the set of a new TV series.

Almost 70,000 jobs on offer during Independence Day fair

THE DEPARTMENT of Labor and Employment (DoLE) will be hosting its annual Independence Day job fair on June 12 in various sites nationwide, offering 68,893 vacancies.

DoLE orders deployment ban on Libya, prepares repatriation team

THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) is preparing to send a team for the repatriation of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in violence-affected areas of Libya, as it ordered a total deployment ban of OFWs to that state.

DoLE: Voluntary repatriation from Libya on

THE DEPARTMENT of Labor and Employment (DoLE) announced that they are preparing for the voluntary repatriation of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Libya, following escalating violence there, as reported by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

Dismissed official rehired to DoLE

AFTER firing him in October last year, President Rodrigo R. Duterte has reappointed Joel B. Maglunsod to the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE).

DoLE lifts ban on Boracay work permits for foreigners

THE Department of Labor and employment (DoLE) has lifted the suspension on the issuance of work permits for foreigners in Boracay, following the reopening of the island on Oct. 26 after a six-month rehabilitation.

DoLE: 300,000-plus workers regularized

MORE THAN 300,000 workers have been regularized this year, the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) reported on Monday, citing its efforts as well as voluntary regulation by employers.

DoLE issues guidelines on deployment of teachers to China

THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) has issued guidelines on the hiring of Filipino teachers in the People’s Republic of China (PRoC).

DoLE, PBEd’s YouthWorks in training tie-up

THE Philippine Business for Education (PBEd) said it has teamed up with the labor department to create programs that will “enhance the employability” of young people.

DoLE sets standards for Japan caregiver interns

THE labor department has issued guidelines for recruitment of care workers for the Technical Intern Training Program In Japan, including language proficiency standards.

Labor advisory out on workers’ pay on Aug. 21

THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) issued Labor Advisory No. 12 on Thursday, advising employers to pay their employees accordingly on August 21, a regular holiday falling on a special non-working holiday in observance of the Muslim Feast of Sacrifice or Eid al-Adha and Ninoy Aquino Day.

DoLE suspends Kuwait recruitment escrow fund rule

THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) said it has suspended an escrow fund requirement for all foreign recruitment agencies (FRAs) seeking to deploy domestic workers to Kuwait amid fears the rule might be viewed as discriminatory.

DoLE to seek priority status for bill on security of tenure...

DoLE to seek priority status for bill on security of tenure penalizing ‘endo’

Employer group commits to regular status this year for 300,000 workers

A MAJOR employer association is negotiating with the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) to confer regular status on 300,000 workers, matching DoLE’s target for 2018.

POEA given authority to approve recruitment agencies’ licenses

THE Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has been authorized to approve licenses of recruitment agencies that hire overseas Filipino workers (OFW), the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) said on Friday.

DoLE urges displaced Boracay workers to avail of emergency jobs program

A LABOR department official has called on displaced formal sector workers in Boracay to avail of the government’s emergency employment program.

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...

DoLE issues advisory on household worker leave

THE Labor department has issued an advisory on the leave entitlements of household workers under Republic Act 10361, or the Kasambahay law.

Domestic workers to return to Kuwait after contracts are standardized

THE LABOR DEPARTMENT said that domestic workers will be deployed back to Kuwait once both countries agree on a standard employment contract.