employment in the Philippines - updates

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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

More Filipinos jobless in Q3 – SWS survey

Nov 10, 2018 - 10:51 PM

(UPDATED) Malacañang says it 'is seriously looking at this SWS survey,' and 'is continuously finding ways to improve the local employment situation'

JOB-HUNTERS. Hundreds try their luck at a job fair held on Mabor Day, May 1, 2018, in Quezon City. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Chaos and color in Labor Day rallies across the globe

May 02, 2018 - 8:25 AM

Here is a round-up of some of the biggest events on the annual workers' holiday

EFFIGY BURNING. Dutertemonyo effigy burning as part of International Labor Day commemoration led by Kilusang Mayo Uno in Mendiola. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Leave Kuwait? Domestic helpers willing, but not the skilled workers

Apr 30, 2018 - 8:19 PM

'Bago niya pauwiin, tingnan muna niya ang unemployed sa Pilipinas. Sa Boracay nga, andami nang walang trabaho. Bigyan niya muna ng trabaho ang mga nasa Pilipinas,' says a professional who has worked in Kuwait for 35 years

COME HOME. Filipina workers returning home from Kuwait arrive at Manila International Airport on February 18, 2018. File photo by Noel Celis /AFP

After OFW deaths, DOLE creates command center for abuse cases

Feb 22, 2018 - 2:31 PM

Reporting mechanisms will be strengthened after Filipino labor officials in Kuwait failed to take action when domestic helper Joanna Demafelis was first reported missing

ORDER. DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III ordered the creation of a command center that will respond to cases of abuse to OFWs. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Rise in jobseekers, dip in vacancies– PSA

Jan 09, 2018 - 12:57 PM

The Philippine Statistics Authority’s 2015/2016 Integrated Survey on Labor and Employment is on occupational shortages and surpluses and covers 12,926 establishments

PH underemployment rate drops to lowest in 10 years

Dec 12, 2017 - 6:05 PM

Underemployment refers to workers wanting to spend more hours at work to earn more

LABOR DAY. Thousands of job seekers troop the Quezon City Hall on Labor Day, May 1, to seek for job opportunities at the DOLE's Job Fair. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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

Eyeing DOLE, Bongbong Marcos woos labor unions

May 01, 2016 - 8:15 PM

Senator Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr who says he will focus on workers rights if elected vice president vows to end contractualization

Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

What you need to know about overseas Filipino workers

Dec 05, 2015 - 1:32 PM

December is the Month of Overseas Filipinos Do you know enough about our country s bagong bayani ?

Emotional meeting between Baldoz, OFW with death sentence

Jun 22, 2015 - 7:00 PM

On appeal Dalquez’ death sentence stems from a murder conviction handed down by the Al Ain Court of First Instance last May 20

‘A whitewash,’ says crusading bishop

Aug 23, 2014 - 5:52 PM

Bishop Gerry Vallo says the POEA should address the root cause of the problem – the failure of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Hong Kong to immediately act on complaints

Strength in their sacrifice: A photo essay on OFW women

May 28, 2014 - 11:05 AM

When mothers go away to work abroad what happens to the children they leave behind?

Unemployment, a drag to inclusive growth

May 27, 2013 - 9:46 AM

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio M Balisacan says lack of jobs and high poverty incidence remain the big challenges for a sustained and inclusive growth

EMPLOYMENT NEEDS WORK. Good employment numbers are not improving poverty incidence in the country. Photo by AFP.