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Grant offers hope to displaced workers

At least 700 of the more than 2,000 garment workers who lost their jobs after a fire gutted their factory here last year have seen hope anew in a sewing project to support their families.

Posted: May 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Another worker dead in Hanjin mishap


A worker died from severe burns on May 1, Labor Day, in the latest accident that struck the Hanjin shipyard here, reports said.

Posted: May 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Employers told to abide by overtime rules for holiday work

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz FILE PHOTO

The Department of Labor and Employment reminded employers Tuesday to abide by the pay rules for the Holy Week holidays.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

More being driven out of work in ‘Yolanda’ wake


At least 186 workers have sought the help of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Eastern Visayas for the release of their benefits after their companies shut down their operations due to the devastation caused by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Gov’t still studying move to hire foreign workers

Job seekers meet with employers at a job fair in Sunrise, Florida in this photo taken in January this year.. The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits jumped by 16,000 for the week of ending March 23, 2013, the second straight weekly increase. But the longer-term trend in layoffs remained consistent with an improved job market. Applications increased to a seasonally adjusted 357,000 for the week ending March 23, the Labor Department said Thursday. (AP Photo)

Malacañang on Thursday clarified that the government is still studying proposals to open hard-to-fill positions to foreign workers.

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »