The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) remains confident in the employment situation of the country after the Philippine Statistics Authority’s (PSA) latest estimates from the Labor Force Survey (LFS) for July 2019 reveals positive improvements.
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The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) assured the public with the immediate creation of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) for the Service Charge Law for workers in hotel, restaurants, and other similar establishments.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) aims to place multiskilled construction workers in a talent pool from the construction industry in the Philippines to resolve the shortage of talent in the sector. The labor agency plans to encourage existing construction workers to learn additional skill sets related to their industry and maximize their employment in any construction projects.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) released its latest guidelines for the application of Unemployment Insurance Certifications for involuntarily displaced employees.
Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III renewed the Philippine government and their commitment to Persons with Disabilities (PWD) by protecting their rights and promoting their economic empowerment. The labor agency also hosts programs that can assist PWDs in securing employment opportunities.
Senators started filing their priority bills last July 1, 2019, before the formal opening of the 18th Congress at the House of Representatives on July 22. Senate President Vicente Sotto III was the first to file, with the 14th Month Pay bill being the highlight of the advanced filing of priority bills.
A total of 24 distressed female Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) received livelihood starter kits with hair and makeup products and Skills Training from a local hair salon under the “Balik Pinay, Balik Hanapbuhay” Program of the National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO).
DOLE and DTI will host the latest job and business fairs to celebrate the 121st anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence with the theme “Kalayaan 2018: Tapang ng Bayan, Malasakit sa Mamayan.” Different employers are on the lookout for local and overseas workers.
The Senate approved Senate Bill No. 1826, a bill that aims to end illegal contractualization on May 22. The “Security of Tenure and End of Endo Act of 2018” will introduce amendments and new provisions to the Labor Code of the Philippines to prohibit the practice of endo and grant workers with work security.
On May 14, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) warned companies in Central Visayas to only employ workers from legitimate contractors and subcontractors. DOLE has been strictly monitoring companies conducting labor contracting, also known as “Endo” (end of contract).