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Philippine unemployment rate at 7% in first quarter

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Unemployment rate in the Philippines has reached 7 per cent in the first quarter of 2014, representing 2.924 million unemployed people, lower than the...
Indonesia’s population could reach 500 million by 2060

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Indonesia’s fast-growing population could reach 500 million by 2060, according to the statistics bureau for East Java province, creating problems in education, employment and...
Qatar wants to recruit 30,000 Thai workers

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Thailand's labour ministry is set to sign an agreement in October on conditions for the employment of Thai workers in Qatar, labour permanent secretary...
Laos needs 70,000 more foreign workers

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Laos needs to bring in 70,000 more foreign workers as the country grapples with a shortage of skilled labour, according to Labor Minister Onechanh...
Cambodia fixes minimum wage for garment workers

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The new minimum for Cambodia's garment and footwear workers agreed on in May 2013 has now come into effect. Workers are now being paid...
EU grants trade preference scheme for Myanmar

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The European Union on June 12 readmitted Myanmar to its trade preference scheme, saying it wanted to support reform in the once pariah state...
ASEAN youth unemployment needs to be addressed

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The International Labour Organisation puts youth unemployment across ASEAN at 12.7 per cent, which means that around 75 million young people do not have a job. Their potential needs to be unlocked.
Era of super-cheap labour in Asia ending

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The time of "ridiculously cheap labour" in East Asia is over, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) said recently after evaluating a series of minimum...
Philippine BPO sector blasted by critics

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The Philippine government's enthusiastic support for the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector is mainly a "hype" coming at the cost of poor pay and...
Cambodia hikes minimum wages by 20%

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The Cambodian government has raised the monthly minimum wage for garment and footwear workers by 20 per cent after a series of strikes in...

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Brazil and Thailand are two countries that were struggling with cracking down on child labour; however, Brazil was recently acknowledged by the International Labour...