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With Filipino youth as the largest among all age groups in the labor force, it’s no longer surprising that many of them take their chances at landing jobs abroad.

In 2008, 50 percent of the 2.7 million unemployed were youth. They account for 35 percent of the OFW population. Youth, aged 15-24 comprise 20 percent of the population. The Philippines has one of the highest youth unemployment rates in the world.

Cultural heritage tourism jobs yesterday took center stage as the Department of Labor and Employment's Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) held a forum on cultural heritage tourism at the Ortigas Foundation Library in Pasig City.

With the theme, “It's more Fun in the Philippines: Potentials of  Cultural Heritage as a Driver for Economic Opportunities and Employment Generation,” the forum was a collaboration between the Ortigas Foundation and the ILS, which is the policy research and advocacy arm of the DOLE.

In line with the Memorandum of Cooperation, between the Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce and the Department of Labor and Employment, the Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) and the Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC) will be holding the 5thPartnerships in Governance Forum (PGF) on Agribusinessat the Occupational Safety and Health Center on 16 April 2012 at 9:00 A.M.

Executive Director Cynthia R. Cruz of the Labor Department's  Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) will speak during a multi-sectoral policy dialogue on employment on May 11, at the University of the Philippines - School of Labor and Industrial Relations.

Hosted by the KampanyaparasaMakataongPamumuhay (KAMP), Cruz will discuss the government program on employment by sharing the milestones reached by the Philippine Labor and Employment Plan (LEP) 2011-2016.