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In a landmark study for the McKinsey Center for Government, Mona Mourshed, Diana Farrel and Dominic Barton visualize three critical intersections in the transition from education to employment: when young people enroll in postsecondary education (whether academic or technical-vocational), when they build skills, and when they seek work.

Posted: September 13th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Where are new jobs coming from?

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Finally, we got some good news on the jobs front with the latest jobs statistics coming out of the April 2014 quarterly Labor Force Survey.

Posted: September 9th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

What do I need to do?

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I’m 25 and unemployed (sort of). That’s a big issue, right? Like Winona Ryder in the movie “Reality Bites,” who said “I was really going to be something at the age of 23,” I believed I was supposed to be something by now.

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Jobless number is 2.9M, not 7M

This is in reaction to Neal Cruz’s column, “P-Noy has no plans to solve unemployment” (Opinion, 7/30/14).

Posted: August 5th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

President Aquino has no plans to solve unemployment

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I wanted to hear (and I’m sure millions of other Filipinos did, too) President Aquino say in his State of the Nation Address last Monday how he intends to solve the acute unemployment problem in the Philippines. But beyond saying that an additional 1,165 million Filipinos were employed from April 2013 to April 2014, there was nothing more. Yet unemployment is our biggest problem and the cause of widespread poverty. Solve it and you also solve a lot of other problems.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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