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Most of the stranded Filipino workers are in the Middle East, says the Department of Labor and Employment on Sunday, May 31
Programa ng gobyerno para sa mawawalan ng trabaho dahil sa pandemya, sapat ba?
Labor officials estimate that some 500,000 overseas Filipino workers may be out of work by the end of August
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III agrees that unemployment due to the pandemic could even rise to 10 million
The government also passes the burden of coronavirus testing to employers
The protocols entail strict record-keeping by employers
Despite earlier guidelines allowing health workers with existing contracts to leave the country, nurses say they are still unable to return to their jobs over the lack of overseas employment certificates signed as of March 8
The wage subsidy program will cover micro and small enterprises, including those in the gig economy and members of the media
News reports from Taiwan quote its foreign ministry as saying that foreign workers enjoy freedom of speech and 'citizen treatment'
Ahead of Labor Day, Rappler will host a webinar to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on local employment
The Philippine government wants Taiwan to deport a Filipina caregiver for her ‘nasty and malevolent’ posts about the President
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III has asked overseas labor offices to be 'flexible' when processing requirements of applicants given their urgent need
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(UPDATED) DOLE describes as 'wrong' its earlier announcement that it has run out of money for OFWs who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic
(UPDATED) The suspension comes after the government was accused of repurposing donations into relief packs for Dubai OFWs affected by the coronavirus pandemic
'The requests simply ballooned beyond the capacity of DOLE's resources,' says Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III
The government's coronavirus task force says the Department of Health will also facilitate the emergency hiring of health workers to assist in caring for the increasing number of coronavirus patients
While President Rodrigo Duterte made the appeal, it is not clear if he approved an Inter-Agency Task Force resolution to allow health workers with existing contracts to leave the country
The President still needs to approve the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases' resolution allowing nurses and other health workers with existing contracts to leave
The Department of Labor and Employment again urges businesses to continue paying their workers during the outbreak
POEA says the deployment suspension of medical workers is of 'paramount national interest,' but nurses say it promotes 'involuntary servitude'
Here are the Department of Labor and Employment's guidelines for its cash assistance program for OFWs affected by the coronavirus outbreak
An African Union study notes that countries relying heavily on tourism and oil production stand to be hit especially hard
The United States economy loses 701,000 jobs and registers an unemployment rate of 4.4% in March 2020
About 9,144 applicants of cash aid from the Bicol region will get P5,000 each from the Department of Labor and Employment
Payment of holiday pay for April 9, 10, and 11 can be deferred until 'the normal operations of the establishment [are] in place'
Filipino workers unable to get to their jobs abroad could receive P10,000, while employees of local companies affected by the coronavirus lockdown may get P5,000 from the government
Work from home, workday reductions, rotation of workers are 'highly encouraged' by the labor department
But Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman says the measure will encourage and promote the 'export of Filipino manpower'
Figures from the Philippine Statistics Authority show a drop in unemployment for women who leave the workforce due to family duties
PRESS RELEASE: New employees joining engineering company Aurecon will not receive a Letter of Appointment or the lengthy Conditions of Employment document written in legal terms and small font
There are 42.65 million employed persons and 2.39 million people with no jobs as of January 2020
The Department of Labor and Employment says employers can implement flexible working hours to avoid terminating employees or closing establishments
The lifting of the ban means newly-hired and returning skilled workers, semi-skilled workers, professionals, and household service workers can return and work in the Gulf state
Written by Bicol-based journalist Mavic Conde, the story tells of opportunities for full-time work that out-of-school youth and undergraduates got through DOLE's Jobstart program
(UPDATED) Repatriated overseas Filipino workers will receive at least P20,000 from the labor department. Those who choose to remain in the Philippines will also get livelihood assistance.
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says a total lifting of the ban will 'not be happening any time soon'
Provided as part of a job fair held in Albay on January 28, the learning events let participants listen and ask questions about money management, employees' rights, and business starter ideas
The Department of Foreign Affairs also admits its difficulty in convincing OFWs in the Middle East to come home, as their top concern remains to be job security
The total deployment ban covers all newly hired workers – domestic workers, skilled workers, and professionals
The Labor Code also says that employees who choose not to work in times of disaster should not be sanctioned
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says teams will be deployed to assist in repatriation of Filipino workers in case it is needed
The Department of Labor and Employment says Jeanelyn Villavende repeatedly asked her recruitment agency to bring her home 3 months before she was beaten to death
(4th UPDATE) The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration issues a resolution implementing the ban on Friday, January 3
Garcia died in June after suffering an injury while filming the GMA teleserye 'Rosang Agimat'
The regional wage board says there are no exceptions to the salary increase order, which will be effective January 2020
Moving forward, government must make sure growth lifts all boats, and no region is left behind. Inclusivity is key.
The Single Entry Approach program gives workers access to a speedy, impartial, and inexpensive settlement procedure for all issues or complaints arising from employer-employee relations
Unemployment in October 2019 falls to 4.5% or some 2.05 million people, the lowest since 2005
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says this is to make way for the proper implementation of the department's inspection programs in 2020