Total deployment ban imposed on all OFWs bound for Afghanistan

Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday announced that the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Governing Board (GB) has ordered a total ban on the processing and deployment of all returning/vacationing overseas Filipino workers bound for Afghanistan, following the Department of Foreign Affairs’ (DFA) issuance of Crisis Alert Level 3 (Voluntary Repatriation Phase) for Afghanistan , which has been experiencing tension following the conduct of the Presidential Elections held last 14 June 2014.

DOLE set to launch JobStart Philippines in order to address youth unemployment

JobStart is a partnership program of the DOLE, Asian Development Bank (ADB), and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) which aims to increase the employability of the youth by providing them access to technical and life skills training demanded by employers and by mentoring and tooling them to improve their job searches and outcomes.

DOLE urges ASEAN labor ministers to link labor administration with decent work for all

Secretary Baldoz: “”We need to consider the recommendation that the post-2015 agenda should link the traditional areas of labor administration, such as social protection, youth employment, occupational safety and health, and capacity building for labor inspectors, to decent work for all, green jobs, intensification of labor mobility through the promotion of mutual skills recognition at national and regional levels, and migrant workers’ protection.”

NCR registers highest number of Labor Day job applicants at 24,000, hired-on-the-spot at 3,129

Department of Labor and Employment—National Capital Region (DOLE NCR) Director Alex Avila yesterday reported to Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Baldoz that 24,923 job seekers flocked the recently-concluded Labor Day job fairs held at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, and at various SM malls in Metro Manila.

Briefer: Wage boards, wage hikes, and job fairs

The Official Gazette marks this year’s Labor Day with a briefer that is divided into three parts. The first two sections trace the history and process of minimum wage setting in the Philippines, spanning half a century since 1965. The third and final section lists down the 68 job fairs that will be held simultaneously across the country on May 1, compiled and released by (DOLE).