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ILO finds transition to green economy to create new jobs

A NEW REPORT by the International Labor Organization (ILO) found that the transition to a greener economy could generate 24 million jobs in a span of about a decade, with Asia and the Pacific seen to have the highest level of job creation at 14 million. According to the report, “World Employment and Social Outlook […] The post ILO finds transition to green economy to create new jobs appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource: bworldonline bworldonlineMay 17th, 2018

ILO report notes more jobs in transition to greener economy

A new report by the International Labor Organization (ILO) reported that transitioning to a greener economy could generate 24 million jobs in a span of about a decade, with Asia and the Pacific seen to have the highest job generation at 14 million. According to the report titled “World Employment and Social Outlook 2018: Greening with Jobs,” […] The post ILO report notes more jobs in transition to greener economy appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

Amazon.com to add 2,000 jobs in France

AMAZON.COM, Inc. will create 2,000 permanent jobs this year with an eye to the strengthening French economy. Amazon, which already added 1,500 jobs in France last year, is seeking workers to staff its distribution centers and sorting centers. Further jobs will be created in delivery services. The expansion will increase the retailer’s French work force […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2018

‘Digital district’ in Singapore to create 28,000 tech jobs

  When its first buildings are readyin five years, Punggol North could become something of a mini Silicon Valley in Singapore - a center for digital and cyber-security industries that generates up to 28,000 digital economy jobs.   The masterplan for the 50ha Punggol Digital District was launched yesterday (Jan 21) by Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean at Waterway Point mall, together with an exhibition on what the district would look like.   Speaking at the event, Mr Teo said the plan is to make Punggol "a hub for key growth sectors of the digital economy", and that could even involve moving government agencies, such as the Cyber Security Agency of Sing...Keep on reading: ‘Digital district’ in Singapore to create 28,000 tech jobs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2018

Working together to achieve inclusive prosperity

IN a world of diversity and disruption, there is an urgent call for the ‘noble vocation’ of businesses to help create a more inclusive and humane economy. Inspired by the need to provide more and better jobs, broader prosperity and lasting ways to help the less fortunate, the M.A.P. encourages collaborative and transformative actions, and [...] The post Working together to achieve inclusive prosperity appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsNov 27th, 2017

ECCP lauds further easing of foreign limits in retail

MANILA, Philippines — The entry of  more foreign retailers will benefit the Philippine economy as it will create more jobs and boost the spending power of co.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 4th, 2017

‘Raise Act’ to eliminate most family petitions and create point system for employment green cards

On 8/2/17, Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA) introduced the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act, which would cre.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 12th, 2017

Rody vows gifts: Food, jobs, safety

MANILA, Philippines – President Duterte vowed to create jobs, grow the economy and make the country safer in his first ever Christmas message as chief execut.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 25th, 2016

Clinton, Trump spar over plans for US economy

Hillary Clinton accused Donald Trump of peddling "trumped up trickle down" economics Monday on the presidential debate stage, as the candidates clashed in fiery exchanges over how to create American jobs......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsSep 27th, 2016

Gov’t to consider unsolicited proposals

The Department of Finance (DOF) is considering unsolicited proposals from the private sector to help jumpstart the execution of capital-intensive infrastructure projects that create jobs and invigorate the economy......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsSep 10th, 2016

US creates weaker-than-expected 151,000 jobs in August

WASHINGTON: US job creation slowed in August, adding 151,000 new positions for the month, according to data released Friday by the Labor Department. While the economy continued to create jobs, the total represented a precipitous drop from July's revised t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2016

Going green in business

I participated in an International Labour Organization’s (ILO) technical workshop for employers on Green Jobs and Just Transition this week. This is one of the many finished, on-going, about to be done and planned projects of the United Nations thr.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 26th, 2016

Curry comes alive to score 35, Warriors rout Rockets by 41

By Janie McCauley, Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry got his groove back to score 35 points with five 3-pointers, shooting over James Harden and driving past the Houston star as the Golden State Warriors made a second-half statement to beat the Rockets 126-85 on Sunday night (Wednesday, PHL time) for a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals. Kevin Durant added 25 points, six rebounds and six assists, while Draymond Green grabbed 17 rebounds to go with 10 points and six assists. The Warriors won an NBA-record 16th consecutive home postseason game, surpassing the Chicago Bulls' mark of 15 in a row from April 27, 1990-May 21, 1991. The defending champions got defensive — and maybe a little mad — after a 127-105 Game 2 defeat Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time) at Houston, determined to make stops to ignite the transition game and open up three-point shooters. And they eventually got Curry going with 18 points on 7-for-7 shooting in the third quarter. Harden had 20 points and nine assists, while Chris Paul added 13 points and 10 rebounds as they combined to shoot just 12 for 32. Game 4 is Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time) at Oracle Arena. Curry and Durant each scored five quick points as Golden State opened the third quarter with a 10-0 burst to go ahead 64-43. Under pressure from Paul, Curry swished a three from way back with 5:06 left in the third. He struggled with his long-range shot again early but drove through the paint at every chance. Curry hit a baseline three-pointer at the 9:02 mark of the first but missed his next five three's before going 4-for-5 in the second half. He is now 7-of-25 from long range — he made one in each of the first two games. The Warriors' five starters all scored in double figures, the first time they've done so this postseason. Trevor Ariza and Green received a double-technical with 6:49 to play when Ariza shoved Green as they traded words. Both potent offenses were slow getting rolling as the teams played strong defense. Harden and Paul began 3-for-14 with Paul missing six shots before getting his first basket on goaltending against Andre Iguodala 2:39 before halftime. Golden State began getting the looks it liked after halftime. The Warriors faced more stingy, in-the-face pressure from Houston, making it hard to get any early flow shooting. Durant hit his first 3 6:27 before halftime then missed from the deep the next time down. A moment of silence was held before the national anthem for victims of the Houston school shooting. TIP-INS Rockets: The Rockets surrendered 10 fast-break points in the first period while getting none of their own. ... They were out-rebounded 49-41 and shot 32-for-80 from the floor. Warriors: Kevon Looney had two key blocks off the bench in the first. ... Durant notched his 20th straight postseason game with 20 or more points. ... Golden State is 36-5 at home in the playoffs since the 2015 postseason. ... Thompson (1,786) moved past Rick Barry (1,776) for second place on the Warriors' career postseason scoring list. ... Curry (712) moved past Barry (699) into sole possession for most postseason baskets in franchise history. ... The "Run TMC" trio of Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin were honored with a standing ovation during a first-quarter timeout. On Monday (Tuesday, PHL time), Richmond will introduce Hardaway as he goes into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame of which Richmond and Mullin are already members. PAUL'S HEALTH Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni made the point once again about Paul being healthy: "There's nothing wrong at all." "We're not going to win without him," D'Antoni said. "So if he's got to limp and drag his leg to the finish line, so be it. And he's ready to do that." ORACLE AURA That deafening, bright yellow sellout crowd was imposing once again. "Somebody asked me, 'Is Oracle tough to play?' Yeah, because the Warriors play here," D'Antoni said. "There's a certain energy that their fans will give them and moments they hit two or three 3s you can get a buzz going that helps the home team. You just have to try to keep that crowd out as much as you can.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News2 hr. 23 min. ago

A Subtle Way to Add Color in Your Life Is Through Pastels

There's more than one way to add color to your life through fashion and beauty. Your immediate thought might be to cop fire red boots or green lipstick but there's a more subtle way to do it. For those afraid of intense colors, try something more like muted like pastels. These fashion and beauty items will still catch people's attention but for you, it won't be that difficult of a transition from your regular wardrobe. An easy way to do this is with accessories like sunglasses or a hint of makeup like your choice of eyeliner. A pop of color that you'll still be comfortable wearing. If this sounds like something you're into, keep reading to see some of our recommendations. Pauls Bou...Keep on reading: A Subtle Way to Add Color in Your Life Is Through Pastels.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Spieth headlines as hometown Byron Nelson changes venues

By Schuyler Dixon, Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — Jordan Spieth didn't try to sell his peers on joining him at a new links-style course for the 50th anniversary of his hometown AT&T Byron Nelson tournament. The three-time major winner says he was honest when asked over the past year about the undulating layout, with no trees or water hazards, on what used to be a landfill a few miles south of downtown Dallas. The fields weren't great the past decade at the TPC Four Seasons resort in suburban Irving, the tournament's home for 35 years. The return to Dallas at Trinity Forest Golf Club, named for the 6,000 acres of thick trees surrounding the course, didn't do much to change that, at least for now. "The most common question is, 'What's it like?'" Spieth said. "Pretty vague question but, you know, I say it's very different. These are my words: It's really fun as a member, as a change-of-pace kind of golf club." Spieth (No. 3) and ninth-ranked Hideki Matsuyama, making his Nelson debut Thursday, are the only players from the world top 10 in the field. Sergio Garcia, the Nelson winner two years ago and 2017 Masters champ, is next at 14th. Whether it's scheduling, losing the amenities of a resort or facing an unfamiliar brand of PGA Tour golf, most of the big names are staying away. Billy Horschel admitted he probably wouldn't be at the course co-designed by Ben Crenshaw if he weren't the defending champion. "Look, most people just don't like different, do they?" asked Adam Scott, the 2008 Nelson champ playing the event for the first time in six years. "This is just different than what we normally roll out and play." Wind will determine the difficulty on the par-71 layout. Thursday is supposed to be calm, with winds expected to pick up Friday and Saturday into the 20 mph range — a number Geoff Ogilvy used a threshold for things getting "interesting." "You have to ask Jordan or the members who play out here into crazy winds because I haven't seen it yet," Ogilvy said. "Nothing to stop the wind. Pretty exposed place." Spieth is talking up the par-3 No. 17 because of a green with a large mound through the middle that Crenshaw says was the natural part of the landscape. A double green for the third and 11th holes is billed as the largest on an 18-hole course in North America. The short par-4 fifth will be one to watch because it's easily reachable off the tee — especially with a prevailing south wind — and easily could be a big source of trouble. The finishing hole on each nine is a par-4 of more than 500 yards. "Like everything here in the U.S., the greens are bigger, the fairways are bigger, but it's the closest thing you can get to a links course," said Garcia, who is from Spain. "It's an American links course." A day after Horschel won the last Nelson at the Four Seasons, his wife went public on social media with her struggles with alcoholism. Horschel had made a vague reference to personal issues after winning. A year later, he raves about the response he and his wife received. He is coming off a win last month in New Orleans and is dealing with not having the data he would prefer to create a game plan for Trinity Forest. "I've been saying it may be a touch easier to defend at a new course because except for maybe a handful, two handfuls of players that play this course a little bit, everyone is on an even level playing ground," Horschel said. "We're all trying to figure it out." Spieth's first splash in pro golf came as a 16-year-old amateur at the Nelson in 2010, when he tied for 16th. That remains his best finish, which is another reason he's excited about the venue change. He believes his peers will come around. Ogilvy, who showed an interest in the project from its earliest stages, agrees. "I think this course will stand the test of time," he said. "People will enjoy it every year they play it more and more. Getting guys out of their comfort zone I think is a good thing." If Spieth ever decides to make a sales pitch, he might have a partner......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

Comment on Families considering themselves mahirap by Fermin Perez

If the poor couple can only feed themselves and if they have no capability to raise an offspring, it is better to remain childless for the meantime until economic capacity to support and sustain an offspring is attained. Poverty is a choice, there are many available jobs and small-scale business opportunities in the Philippine economy. The government agencies and institutions are existent and functioning to assist and train the people with manpower skills necessary for employment. Proper planning, logical thinking, and hard work today will give a good result in the future. Finally, have faith in God who provides an abundance of blessings to everybody......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

'Green Development Has to Be Equal for All'

Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila on May 4, 2018, which featured the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and its potential to create sustainable infrastructure and promote gre.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 14th, 2018

Unilever opens new facility in Laguna

Unilever Philippines had inaugurated a new facility in Cabuyao, Laguna, its largest distribution center in the Philippines. The company said the growing market demand drove it to expand in order to “accelerate delivery of goods, create economies of scale, and generate local jobs across the whole supply chain.” “It serves as the distribution and transport […] The post Unilever opens new facility in Laguna appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 9th, 2018

Amazon puts up first service center in PH

E-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc. launched its first customer service center here in the Philippines, planning to create more than a thousand new jobs by the end of the year. In a statement on Tuesday, Amazon said the site, which is located in Cebu City, would support Amazon's customers around the world while providing a 24/7 world-class service to customers in North America and the United Kingdom. Amazon said that the site would initially have 300 new jobs in the city. Over a thousand jobs would then be added before the year ends. The first Amazon customer service center in the Philippines includes a range of occupations---customer service associate, team manager and group manag...Keep on reading: Amazon puts up first service center in PH.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 8th, 2018

Amazon opens first PHL customer service center in Cebu

Amazon.com, Inc. has launched its first customer service center in the Philippines, which is expected to create over 1,000 jobs by the end of the year. The cloud-computing company said in a statement that it opened its first customer service center in the country in Cebu City. The center will create over 300 new jobs […] The post Amazon opens first PHL customer service center in Cebu appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 8th, 2018

Intel Corp. wants its new drones to find jobs far from the spotlight

INTEL Corp. drones played starring roles at the 2018 Winter Olympics, the music and arts festival Coachella and danced above the Bellagio Hotel’s fountains in Las Vegas. But while those stunts, involving hundreds of Shooting Star drones that create a light show in a modern twist on fireworks, are great PR, what’s going on behind […] The post Intel Corp. wants its new drones to find jobs far from the spotlight appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2018