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The technical staff of the Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) undertook a tracer study training-workshop on February 16 and 17, primarily in preparation for two research projects to be rolled out this year.

The Training-Workshop on Conducting Tracer Study, held at the Migration Information Resource Center, sought to assist ILS researchers in effectively developing and implementing tracer study undertakings, particularly on two programs of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).

The Institute for Labor Studies (ILS), headed by OIC-Executive Director Mary Grace L. Riguer and OIC-Deputy Executive Director Stephanie B. Tabladillo, participated in the preparatory meeting for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) High Level Policy Dialogue on Human Capacity Building (HLPD-HCB) held in Subic Freeport Zone from February 02 to 04 as a lead up to the main event on 06-07 May 2015 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

More than two-thirds of 9,820 sugarcane workers in Region II need skills enhancement training in order to advance to the medium-skilled labor market, reveals a study by the Institute for Labor Studies (ILS).

The sugarcane workers, whose monthly earnings range from P1,000 to P5,000, have current jobs considered low-skilled and unskilled, explained in part by their non-completion of secondary education.

Filipino workers face a broad range of potential gains and risks as the ASEAN integration officially takes off this year, according to a research presented in 2014 during the 3rd DOLE (Department of Labor and Employment) Research Conference on Decent Work.

Chief Labor and Employment Officer (LEO) Brenalyn Peji said in her research “DOLE  Roadmap to ASEAN Integration in 2015” that at least 3 million additional jobs can be created under the increasing regional economic integration, which she cited as a boon mostly to Filipino professionals and skilled workers.

While Filipino nurses and careworkers under the PJEPA have to improve their performance in the Japanese licensure examinations

Filipino household service workers (HSWs) in Hong Kong and Dubai have a broad range of occupational choices beyond domestic work mostly owing to their skills, a research by OIC-Executive Director Mary Grace Riguer of the Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) shows.