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McDonald's Philippines hiring nearly 20,000 new employees in 2019

Feb 11, 2019 - 8:51 PM

PRESS RELEASE: McDonald's invites job-seekers to be part of the company as it eyes continuous growth this year

[ANALYSIS] Jobs, jobs, jobs: Where, where, where?

Jan 31, 2019 - 1:14 PM

Despite seeming successes, the Duterte administration has yet to deliver on the job creation front

Workers' strikes result of Duterte's policy failure – labor groups

Sep 11, 2018 - 6:28 PM

(UPDATED) 'There are certainly a number of reasons why investors are leaving...but the labor movement's advocacy for workers' rights is not one of them,' says labor group Sentro

LABOR DAY. The biggest demonstration in years, workers and various groups marched towards Mendiola Peach Arch on Labor Day, May 1, 2018. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

McDonald’s Philippines Launches “Go Hire Day”

Aug 27, 2018 - 4:44 PM

Food service giant harnesses the opportunity to boost local employment brought by continuous growth and expansion

Bill wants free vocational training for teenagers

Aug 06, 2018 - 10:31 PM

The House's proposed 'Tulong Trabaho Act' seeks to address skills mismatch between the skills possessed by applicants and requirements of employers

SUBSTITUTE MEASURE. Lawmakers in the House of Representatives adopt a substitute bill addressing job-skills mismatch known as the "Tulong Trabaho Act." Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

Senators hit 'dangerous' gov't practice of not filling posts for savings

Jul 04, 2018 - 1:38 PM

Senators Joseph Victor Ejercito and Sherwin Gatchalian say not spending the Miscellaneous Personnel Benefits Fund for unfilled positions is a questionable practice

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Gov't employees 'happier' at work – Jobstreet study

Jun 11, 2018 - 10:08 PM

The main drivers of happiness among workers are the reputation of the agency they work in; good relationship with immediate bosses; and the mission, vision, and values of the agency

STUDY. JobStreet reveals government employees report higher than average fulfillment at work. Photo by

Over 140,000 vacancies in job fairs on May 1 – DOLE

Apr 27, 2018 - 3:32 PM

A total of 37 job fairs will be held in different parts of the country on Labor Day, mostly in Metro Manila and Region 3, says the Department of Labor and Employment

JOB-HUNTING. Thousands of job seekers packed the Quezon City Hall on May 1, 2017, to seek job opportunities at the Department of Labor and Employment Job Fair. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LIST: What are the top 10 schools for employers?

Apr 18, 2018 - 7:07 PM

While majority of schools listed are found in Manila, results from the report show two new entries from schools outside of Metro Manila: University of San Carlos and University of Cebu

TOP SCHOOLS. Most employers still look at the reputation of graduates' alma matter, according to's 2018 Fresh Graduates Report.

JobStreet 2018 report: Law, communications, journalism top 3 highest paying jobs for fresh grads

Apr 18, 2018 - 6:49 PM

4 new jobs also made it to the list year including: human resources, marketing/business development, customer services, and quality control/assurance

FRESH GRADUATES. lists the top 10 highest paying jobs for fresh graduates.

JobStreet 2018 report: Only 24% of employers willing to hire K to 12 graduates

Apr 18, 2018 - 4:10 PM

According to's 2018 Fresh Graduate Report, 35% of employers are not yet ready to hire K to 12 graduates, while 41% say their companies are still evaluating it

JobStreet 2018 report: Work ethic, communication skills important for employers

Apr 18, 2018 - 1:12 PM

According to's 2018 Fresh Graduate Report, employers are also looking for team players

62% of 2017 endo targets completed – DOLE

Dec 14, 2017 - 7:21 PM

There are an estimated 1.3 million contractual employees nationwide

ANTI-ENDO. There is an estimated 1.3 million contractual employees in the Philippines. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Over 48,000 workers to be regularized – DOLE

Sep 08, 2017 - 4:22 PM

A total of 67 927 contractual employees have been regularized since the labor department began the drive against contractualization in August last year

CONTRACTUALIZATION. Thousands of Kadamay members march in Quezon City on Labor Day, May 1, calling for an end to contractualization and an increase to the daily minimum wage. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Employment rate highest since July 2011 – NEDA

Sep 09, 2016 - 2:34 PM

The Labor Force Survey for July 2016 also shows unemployment at 5 4 the lowest since 2005

CNN Philippines cuts jobs to improve financials

Sep 23, 2015 - 7:00 PM

CNN Philippines which was launched barely a year ago is the latest broadcast network to lay off employees

JOB CUTS. The newcomer in the broadcasting industry slashes jobs to manage its financials and improve programs

Dream not just for yourself, but also for others

Jun 13, 2015 - 3:00 PM

What defines a fulfilling career?

Liberal arts vs technical courses in a mature job market

May 30, 2015 - 8:00 PM

The Philippines needs to have a more mature job market that could accommodate almost every field and give a chance to every wide eyed applicant eager to prove himself or herself in this dog eat dog world

Images from Shutterstock

‘How my dream job got me my dream house’

May 16, 2015 - 8:34 AM

Jameson grew up sharing a bedroom with his mom and brother Now he calls a sprawling four bedroom house his home

What’s your ‘life DnA?'

May 11, 2015 - 4:44 PM

What will you pass on for the future generation?

Work It: A Forum on Gender and Job (In)Security

Mar 30, 2014 - 12:10 PM

Join us on Saturday March 29 at 2 pm to 3:30 pm for a forum on women and job insecurities

3rd Arangkada PH forum: ‘More reforms, more jobs’

Feb 10, 2014 - 3:32 PM

The Joint Foreign Chambers of the Philippines’ 3rd Arangkada PH forum takes place on Feb 26 at the Makati Shangri la Hotel

PH unemployment rate drops

Dec 10, 2013 - 6:03 PM

NEDA says the decline was due to robust hiring in the industry and services sectors

MORE JOBS. A sea of applicants submit their resumes in the hopes of getting hired. Photo by AFP

PH unemployment rises to 7.3% in July

Sep 10, 2013 - 10:03 AM

Over 3 million Filipinos are looking for jobs in July according to the latest Labor Force Survey data a key indicator of how the impressive topline economic growth numbers are trickling down

BETTER JOBS. A sea of applicants submit their resumes in the hopes of getting hired. Photo by AFP

Metro Manila minimum wage increased to P466

Sep 06, 2013 - 6:51 PM

The wage board approves a P10 a day wage hike and P15 additional cost of living allowance

PNoy gets 'bokya' mark from labor groups

May 01, 2013 - 4:12 PM

The Nagkaisa coalition says Filipino workers need job security

Aquino admin downplays Arroyo role in investment grade

Mar 27, 2013 - 5:09 PM

The Aquino government says the only contribution of the Arroyo administration to investment grade was the imposition of the Value Added Tax

DOLE: Quarter of a million jobs unfilled

Feb 26, 2013 - 1:43 AM

The Labor Department says a total of 268 278 jobs remain unfilled

JOB VACANCIES. More than 250,000 jobs are left unfilled according to a government-run job search site. Photo by AFP

'Shore up investments by $3-B to get 621,000 more jobs'

Feb 07, 2013 - 5:47 PM

Secretary Balisacan says creating 14 6 million jobs in the next 3 years is not a wild dream

MORE JOBS. Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan says creating 14.6 million jobs is not a "wild dream". Photo by Cai Ordinario

PH needs to create 14-M jobs till 2016

Feb 04, 2013 - 1:07 PM

Creating jobs and licking poverty are overwhelming challenges for the Philippines says World Bank Country Director Motoo Konishi

BETTER JOBS. A sea of applicants submit their resumes in the hopes of getting hired. Photo by AFP

Most in-demand jobs in PH: Accountants, engineers

Jan 14, 2013 - 11:30 AM

Nurses are no longer in demand accountants and engineers are

Unemployment persists despite stellar PH growth

Dec 19, 2012 - 8:38 PM

After 3 quarters of higher than expected economic growth the country s unemployment and underemployment rates remained at high levels says the NSO

Data sourced from the National Statistics Office. Photo by AFP.