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OFW Ban to Kuwait: Are Remittances Behind Why Gov’t Moved Only Now?

Deployments surged 50% in two years despite absence of labor protection deal

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) ordered a total ban on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Kuwait on February 12.Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the total deployment ban came after reports of abuse and death of OFWs ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | February 26, 2018 10:00:00
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After Telling PLDT to Hire 8,720 Contractuals, Who are DOLE's Next Targets?

The labor department is prioritizing industries based on workers’ complaints

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has its sights on restaurant chains, retailers, hospitals and hotels in checking widespread violations of the agency’s regulations against “labor-only” contracting practices, according to Secretary of Labor Silvestro Bello III.Last March, DOLE issued Department Order ...

by Cherrie Regalado  | July 27, 2017 11:00:00
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Looking for a Job? Here’s a List of DOLE-Sponsored Labor Day Job Fairs

Also open to business owners and companies looking for workers to hire

In celebration of this year’s Labor Day on May 1, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has organized 44 job fairs nationwide, with the theme “Matatag na Kabuhayan at Trabaho Tungo sa Progresibong Pagbabago.”Happening in 17 regions in the country, the ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | April 30, 2017 10:00:00
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End of Endo? 5 Things You Need to Know About the DOLE's New Order on Contracting

Find out if your employment deal is legal based on the new issuance that takes effect next month

 When Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III signed a department order setting out stricter regulations over contracting practices last March 16, the news was immediately greeted by protest actions from several workers’ organizations who wanted contractualization totally banned. The main employers’ group doesn’t seem too happy with it as well, warning it may lead to higher ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | March 20, 2017 11:00:00
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Kick start your day, April 19: What is President Aquino’s satisfaction rating in Q1?

Plus, brace yourselves for oil price hike, and know more about wage rationalization petition

Aquino’s satisfaction rating drops on Q1President Benigno Aquino III dropped to his third lowest satisfaction rate, according to the first quarter 2016 Social Weather Stations (SWS) findings released on April 18, Monday. Aquino had a dismal +27 rating, considered “moderate” by SWS, the ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | April 19, 2016 08:00:00
Startup Tips

4 'proper' ways to let go of your employees

Because it's the management's role to help employees move forward.

One of the hardest tasks you may have to undertake as an entrepreneur is to fire an employee. But there are many occasions that may require you to do so: New technology or outsourcing may mean restructuring; so could a merger or ...

by Rouchelle Dinglasan  | April 06, 2016 11:00:00
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9 enhanced features that make PhilJobNet site more useful

The enhanced government site now fast tracks jobseekers' search for jobs as well as employers' hunt for qualified workers.

MANILA Philippines – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) relaunched on Thursday, the enhanced PhilJobNet, the government’s official website/portal for job search, job matching, and labor market information. The enhanced site now fast tracks jobseekers’ search for jobs as well as employers’ ...

by James Humarang  | March 10, 2016 07:00:00
Startup Tips

Business registration for new entrepreneurs

Registration of business requires completion and submission of specific documents to the right government agencies. The process will be easier and faster if entrepreneurs would know about the flow of paperwork. Here is a simple guide.

by Renz Lyndon Paguio  | June 05, 2014 03:00:00
Startup Tips

Agencies and permits to know when starting a business

Following are the government agencies that an entrepreneur needs to register with.

So you\\\'ve finally decided to push through with your business idea and as luck would have it, also find funding for it. Now comes the part that every entrepreneur doesn\\\'t look forward to: securing all the necessary permits to start your business.Below ...

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