This study provides an overview of the Gen Z labor force in the Philippines, focusing on their sociodemographic 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 employment situation in 2016 emphasized the importance of raising the competitiveness of human capital vis-à-vis economic development and the need for enhanced public-sector initiative that will spur more quality employment generation. To resolve this, the administration of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte endeavored to prioritize investing on the human capital to elevate the employability of the workforce and implement nationwide infrastructure development program to spur employment opportunities across different regions. Despite the generally upward labor and employment trends, the COVID-19 pandemic seemed to offset the success of the Duterte administration in the world of work.