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Global employment crisis deepening, equivalent of 400 million jobs lost – U.N.

Jun 30, 2020 - 11:50 PM

The International Labour Organization also says the coronavirus crisis has hit women harder, threatening decades of progress

In this picture taken on June 9, 2020, Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers (2L to R) Nirmala, Alka and Meenkashi talk to a woman during a door-to-door survey to check on residents after the government eased a nationwide lockdown imposed as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Bahadarpur village in Meerut district. - Unprotected and poorly paid, an all-women army of health workers confront suspicion, anger and the threat of infection as they go door to door searching for coronavirus sufferers in India's poor communities. (Photo by XAVIER GALIANA / AFP) / TO GO WITH 'India-health-virus-social',FOCUS by Aishwarya KUMAR

Millions of migrant workers head home due to virus – U.N.

Jun 24, 2020 - 9:47 PM

Migrant workers were left exceptionally exposed to the virus and the economic shutdown it triggered, says the United Nations' International Labour Organization

'SOCIAL DISTANCING.' In this file photo, migrant workers eat in the dining area onboard the SuperStar Gemini cruise ship, used to accommodate foreign workers who have recovered from COVID-19, at the Marina Bay Cruise Centre terminal in Singapore on May 23, 2020. File photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Pandemic creating 'lockdown generation' as 1 in 6 youths stop work – U.N.

May 27, 2020 - 10:05 PM

Young people are facing a 'triple shock' from the coronavirus crisis, which is not only destroying their employment but also disrupting education and training

NOW JOBLESS. Jace Gentry, 21, from Hornbeck, Louisiana, is pictured in front of his trailer in Carlsbad, New Mexico, on May 6, 2020. Photo by Paul Ratje/AFP

Latin America jobless to increase by 11.5 million due to virus – U.N.

May 22, 2020 - 8:30 AM

The United Nations also expects Latin America's economy to shrink by an estimated 5.3% in 2020 – the worst fall since 1930

A funeral worker wearing protective clothing as a preventive measure against the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, walks through Caju cemetary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on May 9, 2020. - The novel coronavirus has killed at least 276,435 people worldwide since the outbreak first emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1900 GMT on Saturday. (Photo by Carl DE SOUZA / AFP)

Half of world's workers risk livelihoods being 'destroyed' – ILO

Apr 29, 2020 - 11:05 PM

The International Labour Organization says around 1.6 billion workers out of the global workforce of 3.3 billion are most vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic, particularly those in the informal sector

Vendors wait for customers beside closed shops at a market during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Lahore on April 14, 2020. (Photo by Arif ALI / AFP)

Coronavirus crisis 'devastating' jobs, output – ILO

Apr 22, 2020 - 7:30 AM

Tourism and car manufacturing are especially hard-hit, says the International Labour Organization

A group of visitors, wearing face masks amid concerns of the COVID-19 coronavirus, visit the Great Wall of China in Beijing on April 18, 2020. (Photo by WANG ZHAO / AFP)

Workers facing worst crisis since WWII amid pandemic – U.N.

Apr 07, 2020 - 11:57 PM

'The pandemic is having very serious consequences for the world of work,' says International Labour Organization chief Guy Ryder

WORLD OF WORK. In this photograph taken on April 6, 2020, migrant workers eat their dinner at the closed JP Iscon mall, which is used as a temporary shelter, during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Ahmedabad. Photo by Sam Panthaky/AFP

U.N. warns of virus impact on swelling youth unemployment

Mar 10, 2020 - 1:05 PM

The International Labour Organization warns there would be 'severe consequences for young people in terms of job opportunities' if the virus-related consumption squeeze continues

A group of activist demostrating against unemployment in Nairobi, Kenya on October 9, 2019. - A lack of jobs, especially for youth, has slowed down the economy to a point where unemployed adults depend on the small working class group that is stretching family resources and consuming savings for future investments. (Photo by SIMON MAINA / AFP)

UN labor agency approves landmark anti-harassment convention

Jun 22, 2019 - 10:19 AM

The convention is adopted following tough negotiations among different parties on issues like defining 'vulnerable groups'

Google employees stage a walkout on November 1, 2018, in New York, over sexual harassment. - A Google Walkout For Real Change account that sprang up on Twitter on October 31 called for employees and contractors to leave their workplaces at 11:10am local time around the world on Thursday. Tension has been growing over how the US-based tech giant handles sexual harassment claims. (Photo by Bryan R. Smith / AFP)

Gender diversity good for businesses and economies – U.N.

May 23, 2019 - 12:24 AM

The survey says nearly three-quarters of companies that tracked gender diversity in their management reported profit hikes of between 5% and 20%

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Global unemployment down, but too many working poor – U.N.

Feb 13, 2019 - 9:51 PM

Unemployment around the world fell in 2018 to 5.0% – from 5.1% in 2017 – for the first time dropping to the level seen before the global financial crisis hit in 2008

TESDA opens 175 technology scholarships for women

Jun 21, 2018 - 11:39 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Full scholarships in animation, game creation and web development are open to women ages 18 to 45 years old

At least 25% of jobs in Southeast Asia may be automated in next 2 decades – ILO

Apr 23, 2018 - 1:25 PM

'Lower-skilled jobs in labor-intensive sectors will be increasingly displaced by technology that is cheaper and more accessible,' says the International Labour Organization

REPLACED? The International Labour Organization reported at least a quarter of jobs in Southeast Asia may facer automation in the next 2 decades. Photo by Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP

UN body warns gender parity progress could grind to a halt

Mar 08, 2018 - 11:39 AM

According to an International Labour Organization report, for every 10 men in a job globally, only 6 women are employed

Employment growing, but poor quality of work still widespread in Asia-Pacific – ILO

Jan 24, 2018 - 7:36 AM

Vulnerable employment affects about half or more than 900 million individuals in Asia-Pacific, data from the International Labour Organization shows

POOR QUALITY. The International Labour Organization reported vulnerable forms of employment are also expected to increase worldwide in 2018 and 2019. Photo from Shutterstock

Global unemployment down but working poverty rampant – UN

Jan 23, 2018 - 9:42 AM

The ILO also raised serious red flags about the health of the planet's labor market

ASSEMBLY LINE. Workers in the auto parts production line of the Bosch factory in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, on January 11, 2017. Pedro Pardo/AFP

Rappler journalists win ILO global media awards

Dec 18, 2017 - 8:01 PM

Rappler journalists Camille Elemia, Ana Santos, and Sofia Tomacruz win the International Labour Organization 2017 Global Media Competition on Labor Migration for coverage on fair recruitment of migrant workers

ILO accepting entries to SafeYouth@Work media contest

Jun 08, 2017 - 3:04 PM

To build a safety and health culture among young Filipino workers the ILO launches the Youth4OSH Project and invites young people to join the SafeYouth@Work Media Competition Winning entries for photo film song story poster drawing and the unique Surprise Us category will get the chance to travel to Singapore in September 2017 and to present their winning piece due on 30 June 2017

Global unemployment set to rise through 2017 – ILO

Jan 20, 2016 - 5:18 PM

The International Labour Organization is also alarmed over the increase in the number of unstable jobs

Concert rocks for an end to child labor in the Philippines

Jun 14, 2015 - 9:59 AM

There are 2 1 million child laborers in the Philippines We must put a stop to this

STOP CHILD LABOR. Thousands gather at an open concert in Luneta to rock out for an end to child labor in the Philippines. There are 2.1 million child workers in the country.

Baldoz: Valenzuela factory owners 'immoral'

May 15, 2015 - 1:53 PM

They are not only illegal they are immoral This employer they don t have a sense of social responsibility says Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz

FATALITIES. Authorities seal the remains of workers killed in a footwear factory in Valenzuela. Photo by PNP-PIO

Half of world's rural populations cannot access health care – UN

Apr 27, 2015 - 9:13 PM

In the first report of its kind the UN s International Labour Organization finds that the rural urban divide was omnipresent from the richest countries down to the poorest

ESCAPING WAR. A woman and her children displaced by fighting in South Sudan sit outside her tent at the Kule camp for Internally Displaced People at the Pagak border crossing in Gambella, Ethiopia, on July 10, 2014. Zacharias Abubeker/AFP

EU investment plan could create 2.1 million jobs – UN

Jan 28, 2015 - 10:57 PM

Crafted by European Commission chief Jean Claude Juncker the 351 billion euro 387 billion plan is based on 21 billion euros in seed money from the EU budget and the bloc s European Investment Bank

EU DOWNGRADE. Standard and Poor's downgrades the European Union from AAA to AA+

PH ranks 4th with highest number of women managers

Jan 14, 2015 - 8:17 PM

The country also tops the number of women managers in Asia at 47 6 according to an International Labor Organization report

Making migrant labor a fair deal, not a gamble

Dec 18, 2014 - 8:00 AM

All migrant workers are gamblers They gamble that they will be migrating safely to a good job but current systems favor recruiters and employers

Helping Yolanda survivors through livelihood

Oct 10, 2014 - 10:55 AM

Press Release: The International Labour Organization reports about 6 million people lost their livelihood when Super Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan ravaged Visayas in November 2013

TWIN BLESSINGS. The Intal family receives a double replacement for the pregnant pig they lost – two piglets to restore their livelihood, and materials and tools to rebuild their damaged home. All photos by Leoniza Morales

ILO helps provide 'emergency' jobs in Haiyan-hit areas

Nov 25, 2013 - 1:14 PM

The United Nations agency will assist in giving short term employment opportunities to typhoon victims

STARTING FROM SCRATCH. Typhoon Yolanda damaged billions worth of agriculture and infrastructure, forcing many communities to start from scratch. Photo by EPA/Dennis Sabangan

Slog begins to rebuild PH's typhoon wastelands

Nov 24, 2013 - 10:58 AM

An over arching theme of the reconstruction effort is trying to ensure communities are less vulnerable to future storms