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OCD may lay off 200 employees

OCD Director Alexander Pama. FILE PHOTO

On the verge of the expected string of disasters, the Office for Civil Defense could lay off 200 of its employees, majority of which are stationed in the main office in Camp Aguinaldo.

Posted: June 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DOLE: Jobless youths account for half of PH’s unemployed sector


The number of unemployed Filipino youth may have decreased by 13,000 by April 2014, but it still accounts for more than half of the Philippines’ jobless sector, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reported.

Posted: June 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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 »

2,600 plant workers lose jobs

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A Japanese company making computer parts shut down its last remaining plant in the Philippines, displacing about 2,600 workers in Batangas province.   Hoya Glass Disk Philippines cited a “slump” in profits as the reason for closing its plant at First Philippine Industrial Park in Tanauan City in Batangas, an official of the Department of [...]

Posted: May 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Thousands protest against unemployment in Italy

Anti-riot policemen face demonstrators in Turin during one of several rallies against unemployment and austerity in Italy for May Day, on May 1, 2014. Activists lobbed smoke bombs at police, who charged against the demonstrators in an industrial city that has been badly hit by a painful two-year recession.  AFP PHOTO/MARCO BERTORELLO

Scuffles broke out between police and hundreds of protesters in Turin at one of several rallies against unemployment and austerity in Italy for May Day.

Posted: May 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »