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This study provides an overview of the Gen Z labor force in the Philippines, focusing on their sociodemographic profile, perspectives on work, and career prospects. The study identifies the challenges faced by the Gen Z labor force, including the difficulty of finding decent employment and the appeal of the emerging digital platform economy and freelance work. The study also discusses the skills gap and job-skills mismatch as significant concerns for Gen Zs, which highlights the need for education and training opportunities. The study concludes with policy recommendations for the Philippine government and stakeholders to harness the potentials of the Gen Z labor force and safeguard their welfare, considering region-specific perspectives validated by tripartite partners.

KEYWORDS: Gen Z, youth unemployment, labor market information, skills
RESEARCHER: Athena Mari E. Son

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