By Mahar Mangahas
Fully half of the Jobless are people who already had jobs but voluntarily left them, and are now looking for new jobs. The existence of widespread dissatisfaction with jobs is the most important message in this week’s SWS report: “Second Quarter 2014 Social Weather Survey: Adult Joblessness at 25.9%; 9% lost their jobs involuntarily, 13% resigned.”
By Richard Laggui Suyu
“Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
By Ching Jorge
In the World Bank Philippine Development Report “Creating More and Better Jobs,” it is stated that an estimated 14.6 million jobs will be needed by 2016. The report emphasizes the need to focus policy reform that can lead to an agenda of job creation, as it highlights issues that have been hindering our country’s growth.
Every summer, three decades ago, the agricultural company I worked with offered on the job training (OJT) to at least five students from various universities and colleges.
The desire of the Aquino administration to ensure that its actions are corruption-free and can stand up to scrutiny is backfiring. Half of its term is over but there is so much yet to be done to restructure the economy for it to generate the jobs required to reduce poverty. And we’re not even mentioning the stalled projects under the flagship Public-Private Partnership program.