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Filipinos don’t want to work for construction anymore

Jun 07, 2019 - 2:18 PM

Over 2 million jobs are up for grabs as the government pushes for more infrastructure problems. However, Filipinos no longer want to get down and dirty, and would rather work in hotels abroad.

[OPINION] I want to go home and work in my country. But how?

May 31, 2019 - 12:43 PM

I do not want to finally go home for good when I am near my retirement age or retired already. I want to pursue my PR career in the Philippines where I can still utilize my talents and give back to the community.

Senate OKs bill on flexitime, alternative work arrangements

May 20, 2019 - 6:55 PM

Congress is now set to convene a bicameral conference committee to thresh out differences between the House and Senate versions

Photo taken on October 30, 2007 shows Filipino call center personnel attending to their US clients at a new business process outsourcing office in Manila. Romeo Gacad/AFP

New law waives gov't document fees for first-time job seekers

May 07, 2019 - 3:30 PM

Persons applying for a job for the first time won't have to pay to get an NBI clearance, police clearance certificate, and a barangay clearance, thanks to the First Time Job Seekers Assistance Act

Job seekers flock a one-day job fair at the Resorts World Manila in Pasay City on May 1, 2019. Resorts World Manila welcomes fresh graduates of K-12 on its Labor Day Job Fair. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Fewer Filipinos jobless at 8.6 million in June 2018 – SWS

Sep 13, 2018 - 8:26 PM

Optimism as to whether there will be more jobs dips

JOB FAIR. Hundreds of job seekers trooped to Quezon City Hall on Labor Day, May 1, 2018, to look for a vacant job at the job fair offered by the government. File photo by Darren langit/Rappler

Job losses 'very minimal' under Trabaho bill – DOF

Aug 22, 2018 - 1:45 PM

Finance Undersecretary Karl Kendrick Chua says over 97,000 small and medium enterprises can expand their businesses and generate more jobs due to lower taxes

JOBS. Finance Undersecretary Karl Kendrick Chua says lowering of corporate income taxes mean more jobs. Photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo


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 Jobstreet.com

[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

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 JobStreet.com's 2018 Fresh Graduates Report.

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

Apr 18, 2018 - 4:10 PM

According to JobStreet.com'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

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

Ending contractualization needs 2 urgent actions from Duterte

Jul 01, 2017 - 5:30 PM

Labor representatives urge the President to sign an executive order and then certify as urgent the bills pending with the Senate and the House

ENDO. Workers group under the Nagkaisa coalition march to Mendiola on Labor Day, May 1, to call for an end to contractualization. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Nearly 50,000 workers regularized during Duterte’s first year

Jun 27, 2017 - 6:07 PM

Data from the Bureau of Working Conditions show 48 116 of the regularizations were results of efforts done in 2016; the 1 277 were from the 2017 assessments

NO ENDO. 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

Rappler, Kalibrr ink partnership for jobs portal

Mar 18, 2016 - 9:20 AM

Starting this month job seekers can discover career opportunities and resources via jobs rappler com

In demand and hard to fill: Jobs to consider and prepare for

Feb 28, 2016 - 6:53 PM

Not sure yet about your future career path? Here s more information from edukasyon ph founder Henry Motte Munoz

2015: At DOLE job fairs, 45,000 applicants were hired on the spot

Dec 22, 2015 - 9:00 AM

The most number of applicants were hired at job fairs held in the Calabarzon region from January to November 2015

JOB SEEKERS. Filipino jobseekers fill-up application forms during a job fair inside SMX convention center during Labor Day in Manila. File photo by Ritchie Tingco/EPA

2016 target: Poverty rate in PH down to at least 18%

May 15, 2015 - 6:54 PM

This target is still higher than the country s 2015 Millennium Development Goals which is to halve the poverty rate to 16 6 from 33 1 in 1991

CREATE OPPORTUNITIES. Filipino residents living in shanties along a river bank collect useful items in the trash in Pasay City, south of Manila, Philippines, December 27, 2014. File photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

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

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