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Singapore expat jobs under threat in recession, local hire push

Singapore has long been the city of choice for Western expats wanting an easy entree into Asia. Clean, efficient, with low tax rates, it’s often seen as rivaling Hong Kong, especially with that city hit by street protests and unrest over China’s new national security law.

Growth from the grassroots: The care and keeping of your workforce

How TELUS drives employee engagement through continuous learning.

Why you should embrace PWDs in the workplace

Workers with disabilities aren’t liabilities to your firm. They're assets.

Adult joblessness down in Q2 – SWS

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

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...

Is formal education still relevant in the age of disruption?

In a world where the most celebrated innovators are college drop-outs, should we still invest in education?

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...

Robust and gearing for the future

The business process outsourcing (BPO) industry of the Philippines, described by Oxford Business Group (OBG) in its “The Report: The Philippines 2017” as “an...

Opening up new opportunities for growth

In the Philippines, a significant part of the work force is employed in the service sector. Due to the rise of shared services and...

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...

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...

Pursuing greater heights

Obtaining a degree in higher education for Filipinos is highly important. According to reports, Filipinos, in comparison to the global average, strongly believe in...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

BPOs seek to expand, create more jobs in provinces

by Raynan F. Javil The Duterte administration has promised to decongest “Imperial Manila” and reduce its prominence in the country’s national life. In so doing, the...

Philippine wages vs other Asian countries

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

Consumption fuels job gains

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