DOLE-7: More job opportunities, elevate labor education in 2024

Pia Piquero 12/01/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Labor and Employment Region VII, or  DOLE-7 plans to fortify job opportunities and elevate labor education standards in 2024. DOLE-7 has outlined a series of programs to improve every facet…

Job Fair: 1,150 job vacancies offered in Lapu Fiesta Job Fair

Futch Anthony Inso 11/08/2023

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu – Around 50 applicants were hired on the spot (HOTs) during the Lapu-Lapu City Fiesta Job Fair held at The Outlet in Barangay Basak, Lapu-Lapu City on November 8, 2023. The activity was led…

MEPZ retrenchment alarms Lapu-Lapu City official

Futch Anthony Inso 07/28/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The retrenchment of workers at the Mactan Export Processing Zone (MEPZ) will be tackled by a Lapu-Lapu City councilor with concerned agencies. Councilor Annabeth Cuizon said she is planning to meet with the…

Cebu groups: Marcos ‘squandered’ his first year in Malacañang

Emmariel Ares 07/21/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. “failed” to address pressing issues on livelihood and the need to improve lives during his first year in Malacañang. This was according to cause-oriented groups in Cebu who gathered…

Business groups bargain for terms in proposed P150 wage hike

Alden Monzon 05/13/2023

MANILA  -Three major, local business groups are seeking a compromise to the planned P150 across-the-board daily wage hike in the Senate, including the exemption of local firms engaged in direct exporting, as well as a “graduated” implementation…

Job hunt tough for graduates of ‘pandemic generation’

Krixua Subingsubing, Tyrone Jasper Piad 04/12/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Fresh graduates are finding it more difficult to land jobs as many of them lack “soft skills” — or those related to empathy, creativity, resilience, and communication — and practical job skills that would…

PESO-Mandaue to hold job fair on April 29

Mary Rose S. Sagarino 04/11/2023

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines –  Mandaue City is inviting jobseekers to the local and overseas job fair on April 29, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mandaue Sports & Cultural Complex. The Public Employment Services Office…

PiTiK: Good news and bad

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 01/31/2023

With the release of fourth-quarter data on gross domestic product (GDP) last week, it’s worth doing another “PiTiK test” on the Philippine economy. Like the way people often test fruit for ripeness or materials for durability with…

A changed economy

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 02/08/2022

Two years of the COVID-19 pandemic have fundamentally changed our economy. I came to see the extent of the change upon poring over the latest economic data much more closely than usual. Understanding these changes could help…

What happened to jobs?

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 07/13/2021

Believe it or not, we have more than recovered the number of jobs killed by the pandemic last year. We now have over two million jobs more than there were before the pandemic flattened our economy. The…

ESPN to cut jobs as pandemic hits sports broadcaster

11/06/2020

New York, United States—ESPN said Thursday, November 5, 2020,  it was cutting some 300 jobs in response to turmoil in the sports world as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The sports channel, a unit of Walt…

Labella: City will help 3.5K jeepney drivers find jobs

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella assured the 3,500 jeepney drivers who might not be able to go back to the streets that the city government would help find jobs for them. This after…

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