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San Francisco’s ’14 drive to place 7,000 youths in jobs launched

San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee with Summer Job youths TAYSF PHOTO

City Hall launched Summer Jobs+ 2014, challenging employers to create 7,000 jobs, internships and paid job training for San Francisco youth (ages 14-24) this summer and throughout the school year.

Posted: May 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH risks losing more professionals to higher-paying jobs in Asean by 2015

A typical scene at a job fair in the Philippines. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippines may lose an even bigger chunk of its skilled labor force to neighbors in Association of Southeast Asian Nations, where workers get paid better when the region’s economic integration goes on full swing at end-2015, according to the Employers’ Confederation of the Philippines (Ecop).

Posted: May 15th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH has highest Asean unemployment rate —ILO report


The Philippines has the highest unemployment rate among members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), according to a report of the International Labor Organization (ILO) published in 2014.

Posted: May 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

DOLE sees more Filipinos hired by South Koreans

Department of Labor and Employment building PHOTO from dole.gov.ph

The Philippine government is hopeful that more Filipinos would be allowed to work in South Korea as the number of overstaying Filipino workers in that country has decreased, according to the Department of Labor and Employment.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Lawmaker seeks probe of illegal foreign workers in PH

Hon. Raymond Democrito Mendoza

Too many foreign workers are apparently coming into the country illegally and taking jobs away from Filipinos, according to TUCP party list Rep. Raymond Democrito Mendoza, who said authorities must review labor and immigration laws to address the matter.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »