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Target underemployment, not just unemployment

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We always hear about the need for creating more employment. But rarely do we hear about targeting underemployment. The latter is often a more cost-effective strategy.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Number of retrenched workers rose by 42% in ’13

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The number of retrenched workers in the country ballooned by 42 percent to 45,208 in 2013, from the 31,778 recorded the previous year as more businesses decided to let go of people, citing “economic reasons.”

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Unemployment seen to decline as trade picks up

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After rising in January, the unemployment rate is expected to drop in the next Labor Force Survey to be conducted in April as businesses recuperate from the effects of recent natural calamities, the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) said.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Unemployment worsens to 7.5%

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Job fair in SM City Davao. INQUIRER MINDANAO FILE PHOTO

The Philippines’ unemployment rate rose to 7.5 percent in January from 7.1 percent a year ago, the Philippine Statistics Authority announced Tuesday.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Poor left behind, jobs scarce as Philippines takes off—experts

US language trainer Brian Schroeder talks to retrenched workers applying for English proficiency training for business process outsourcing jobs at a government job fair in Manila. The Philippines should create more investment opportunities in agriculture, tourism, manufacturing and mining to escape the curse of jobless economic growth, experts and businessmen said Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014.  AFP FILE PHOTO

The Philippines should create more investment opportunities in agriculture, tourism, manufacturing and mining to escape the curse of jobless economic growth, experts and businessmen said Wednesday.

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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