Philippine employment - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Philippine employment


Philippine labor force participation dips in January 2019

Mar 07, 2019 - 7:10 PM

Some 387,000 Filipinos drop out of the country's labor force, but the employment rate slightly gets better in January 2019

DOLE: Employers group to 'regularize' 220,000 workers starting February

Feb 06, 2019 - 5:19 PM

Labor groups slam the National Voluntary Regularization Plan to be inked by DOLE and employers as a 'grand scheme' to foil the passage of the security of tenure bill

REGULARIZE. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello says Employment Confederation of the Philippines has committed to implement their 3-year regularization program starting February 2019. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

IN CHARTS: PH employment rises in April over 'Build Build Build'

Jun 07, 2018 - 3:48 PM

Rappler takes a look at the results of the April 2018 Labor Force Survey

INFRASTRUCTURE. This photo taken on April 11, 2018, shows workers on a construction site beside a highway with heavy traffic in Manila. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

[OPINION] To escape poverty, hard work is not enough

May 04, 2018 - 9:45 AM

Diokno’s recent statement, for the record, is a gross misrepresentation of economists' contemporary thinking about the nature of poverty and income mobility

Thousands looking for work pack Labor Day job fairs

May 01, 2018 - 11:13 PM

Despite the difficulties in the venue, there was still a big turnout of job applicants

QC Job Fair on Labor Day 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: What you need to know about the Philippine labor sector

Apr 30, 2018 - 7:35 PM

The employment rate in the country is at 94.7% as of January 2018

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

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

'Exclusionary growth' seen in big dip in PH employment in 2017

Mar 03, 2018 - 5:36 PM

Ibon Foundation notes that this is the largest drop in the number of employed Filipinos 'since the aftermath of the 1997 Asian financial crisis'

Has 'overwork' taken on epidemic proportions in the country?

Mar 18, 2017 - 9:00 AM

What s the real score with overworked Filipinos? We re taking a closer look

Unemployment in October lowest in 11 years

Dec 13, 2016 - 6:50 PM

The services sector still has the largest share in the employed population making up 27 9

DROPS. PSA reveals that the country's employment rate climbed to 95.3% in October this year, from 94.4% recorded in the same month last year. Rappler file photo

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

Bello: Companies may be required to regularize 80% of employees

Jun 21, 2016 - 3:45 PM

The incoming labor chief says he may release an order on this requirement as part of the Duterte administration s fight against contractualization

JOB HUNT. Prospective employees check potential employers at a jobs fair. File photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

Philippines to close 2015 with fewer approved investments – BOI

Sep 04, 2015 - 6:32 PM

The decline in energy related projects and tighter guidelines of the Investments Priorities Plan might pull down the number of approved investments this year

PERKS. The Investment Priorities Plan (IPP) has become a platform to attract strategic investments by providing incentives to projects and industries aligned with the country’s development goals. Background photo from Steel Asia

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

Fresh grads: Do employers care about where you went to college?

Mar 24, 2015 - 12:18 PM

Does the school you come from still matter? Yes – to an extent

Give ‘calamity incentives’ to workers – DOLE

Jul 17, 2014 - 9:03 AM

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz says employers should provide free transportation food and personal protective gear to employees who report for work during times of calamity

THE BRAVE. Commuters brave Typhoon Glenda as they wait  along EDSA for public transportation to bring them to work on July 16, 2014. Photo by Josh Albelda

35,000 job vacancies at PH Independence Day job fair

Jun 12, 2014 - 11:40 AM

Offered jobs are in local firms and government offices and in Saudi Arabia Oman Nigeria Qatar Malaysia Taiwan Singapore Canada and the Maldives

On the job: The Filipino precariat

Apr 30, 2014 - 10:46 AM

There is enough proof that economic development that relies on precarious work is not the ideal or practical way to build or sustain the wealth of nations

'Most employers favor fresh grads from top 4 PH schools'

Apr 08, 2014 - 1:52 PM

But almost all of them say they will still hire fresh graduates from other colleges and universities according to a survey by Jobstreet com Philippines

TOP SCHOOLS FOR EMPLOYERS. In a Philippines survey, over three-fourths of employers admitted to favoring fresh graduates from the Top 4 universities.

Highest-paying jobs for fresh grads

Apr 07, 2014 - 1:47 PM

Jobs in the tourism industry rank first in Jobstreet com Philippines survey

HIRING FRESH GRADS. Philippines conducted a survey ranking the top-paying jobs and industries for fresh graduates.

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

Pinoys less optimistic on jobs - SWS

Feb 21, 2013 - 7:38 PM

A survey by the agency however shows joblessness among adults fell in December

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