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Agriculture can be major job generator

The Philippines has been exerting efforts to attract foreign investors to come to and invest in our country and help us solve our nagging unemployment problem. But Filipino workers are still scattered and working throughout the world, proving that those efforts have made little headway.   Nowadays, governments of developing and progressive countries are also […]

Posted: October 14th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Don’t go quietly, Mr. President

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When we came to New York City a few weeks ago, we expected to find ourselves in the balmy climate of a lame-duck presidency.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Bridging competency gaps

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According to a 2011 World Bank study, the Philippine labor market is in a “serious bottleneck” situation that hampers innovation and productivity among Philippine companies. The same study points out that the quality of education and training is a key reason why gainful employment is proving to be very elusive for so many young people because of “jobs-versus-skills mismatch.”

Posted: October 11th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Massive job dissatisfaction

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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.”

Posted: August 23rd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Pay shouldn’t matter

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“Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

Posted: July 29th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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