Employment – Local

2-million women rejoined PHL labor force but…

Published by rudy Date posted on December 7, 2021

BY CAI ORDINARIO, Businessmirror, 7 Dec 2021 OVER two million women rejoined the labor force in October but not all of them may have found decent jobs, according to the latest data released by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), which reported higher underemployment on Tuesday.

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DTI chief sees 200,000 jobs returning with new system

Published by rudy Date posted on September 15, 2021

by Louella Desiderio – The Philippine Star, 15 Sep 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The pilot implementation of the COVID-19 alert level system in Metro Manila starting tomorrow is expected to generate P180 million a week in revenue and bring back about 200,000 jobs in restaurants and personal care service establishments, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said…

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DOLE hopes to sustain improvements in PH labor market

Published by rudy Date posted on September 8, 2021

by Alexandria Dennise San Juan, 8 Sep 2021 Sustained government efforts to ease quarantine restrictions and the continuous vaccination drives are expected to retain the improvements in the country’s workforce amid the health crisis, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said.

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How Filipino creatives stay afloat during the pandemic

Published by rudy Date posted on August 27, 2021

by Miguel Louis Galang – Philstar.com, 27 Aug 2021 Alex, 28, works a day job as an interior designer for an architectural firm. In between, she moonlights as a mural artist, having painted for various establishments like malls and restaurants.

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Bring back workers ASAP — ILO

Published by rudy Date posted on August 14, 2021

by Louise Maureen Simeon (The Philippine Star), 14 Aug 2021 Philippine job displacement worst in ASEAN MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines should work doubletime in bringing back jobs to avoid long-term scars from the pandemic, especially as the country recorded the largest working-hour losses in Southeast Asia.

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What happened to jobs?

Published by rudy Date posted on July 13, 2021

by Cielito F. Habito, 13 Jul 2021 Believe it or not, we have more than recovered the number of jobs killed by the pandemic last year. We now have over two million jobs more than there were before the pandemic flattened our economy. The May 2021 Labor Force Survey (LFS) of the Philippine Statistics Authority…

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Published by rudy Date posted on July 9, 2021

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2 July 2021 – Government, business groups launch 1 million jobs for 2021

Published by rudy Date posted on July 2, 2021

by Louella Desiderio (The Philippine Star), 1 Jul 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Government agencies and business groups have signed an agreement to create one million jobs this year to help the economy bounce back from the impact of the pandemic.

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Duterte orders drafting of workforce recovery plan

Published by rudy Date posted on June 29, 2021

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed an executive order directing the government to prepare a strategy to effect a workforce recovery.

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ADB sees job woes continuing

Published by rudy Date posted on June 7, 2021

by Louise Maureen Simeon (The Philippine Star), 7 Jun 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The government should build up on better labor market programs as the pandemic would have longer scarring effects on the country’s labor force even in a post-COVID era, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said.

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Lockdowns erode employment gains

Published by rudy Date posted on May 17, 2021

by Czeriza Valencia (The Philippine Star), 17 May 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Even as more sections of the economy adapt to a more challenging environment, gains in employment cannot be sustained with the repeated imposition of strict lockdowns, according to the Department of Finance (DOF).

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The March 2021 Labor Force Survey results joint statement of the Duterte administration’s economic managers

Published by rudy Date posted on May 6, 2021

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28 Apr 2021 – Rise of low-quality jobs reflects pandemic scars in PH labor market

Published by rudy Date posted on April 28, 2021

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30 Mar 2021 – DOLE to hire displaced workers as contact tracers

Published by rudy Date posted on March 30, 2021

by Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star), 30 Mar 2021 MANILA, Philippines — To help stop the spread of COVID-19 in communities, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is deploying displaced informal workers as contact tracers.

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More poor, jobless as gov’t drops ambitions to focus on pandemic repair

Published by rudy Date posted on February 4, 2021

by Ian Nicolas Cigaral (Philstar.com), 4 Feb 2021 MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE 10:28 p.m., Feb. 4)— The Philippines is facing a long-lasting economic effect of the pandemic that would require the Duterte administration to devote its last years in office for repair

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National Government may cut workforce in 2022

Published by rudy Date posted on February 3, 2021

by Beatrice M. Laforga, BusinessWorld, 3 Feb 2021 DEPARTMENTS under the National Government may have to reduce their workforce when some projects will be devolved to local government units (LGUs) starting next year, the Budget chief said

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Jobs in digital services, online adoption of traditional roles ‘on the rise’ in PH — LinkedIn

Published by rudy Date posted on February 3, 2021

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More workers to lose jobs this year – labor group

Published by rudy Date posted on January 11, 2021

by Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star), 11 Jan 2021 MANILA, Philippines — A labor group fears a “worse” unemployment situation in the country this year, unless the government enforces the necessary intervention measures.

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3 Dec 2020 – Employment situation in October 2020

Published by rudy Date posted on December 3, 2020

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Personal shoppers, community grocer service rise during COVID-19 pandemic

Published by rudy Date posted on August 28, 2020

by ABS-CBN News, 28 Aug 2020 MANILA – Fearing COVID-19, Loran Vingson orders daily essentials online. As shops find more ways to reach consumers during the coronavirus pandemic, more new job descriptions rise including personal shoppers and community grocer services.

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Wanted: 50,000 contact tracers

Published by rudy Date posted on August 23, 2020

by Romina Cabrera (The Philippine Star), 23 Aug 2020 MANILA, Philippines — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) hopes to start its mass hiring of 50,000 contact tracers by next month.

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Employment to rebound in 1-2 years, says Bello

Published by rudy Date posted on June 18, 2020

by Mariel Alison L. Aguinaldo, Businessmirror, 18 Jun 2020 THE Labor department chief expects the country’s labor market, battered by the coronavirus pandemic, to recover in one to two years.

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DOLE, DTI collaboration urged to save workers

Published by rudy Date posted on June 7, 2020

by Cecille Suerte Felipe (The Philippine Star), 7 June 2020 MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Bong Go has urged the labor and trade departments to collaborate with other government agencies to work on strategies and measures that could mitigate the adverse effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on the livelihood and employment of affected…

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Prospects on jobs, economy remain favorable: NEDA chief

Published by rudy Date posted on June 5, 2020

By Kris Crismundo, PNA, 5 Jun 2020 MANILA – The country’s chief economist remains optimistic about the prospects of economy and employment despite the setbacks brought by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.

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How 2 out of every 5 jobs lost during COVID-19 may not come back

Published by rudy Date posted on May 25, 2020

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Majority of jobs vital to economy are high-risk COVID-19 spreaders: UP study

Published by rudy Date posted on May 24, 2020

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Employment situation in October 2019

Published by rudy Date posted on May 12, 2020

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DOLE’s P25-billion coronavirus recovery plan: 1 million jobs, wage subsidy

Published by rudy Date posted on April 30, 2020

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Mahigit 2 milyong manggagawa nawalan ng trabaho dahil sa COVID-19 pandemic

Published by rudy Date posted on April 27, 2020

Mahigit 2 milyong manggagawa nawalan ng trabaho dahil sa COVID-19 pandemic https://t.co/bcR374NhDE — RadyoInquirer990AM (@dzIQ990) April 27, 2020

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Philippine employment, unemployment rates steady in January 2020

Published by rudy Date posted on March 5, 2020

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