Philippines targets to add up to 2.8 million jobs this year

This year, the Philippines has set an ambitious target of adding 2.4 to 2.8 million jobs under the National Employment Recovery Strategy, following the 4.5 million jobless Filipinos in 2020.

Olly Riches, managing director of Michael Page Philippines and Indonesia, said, “We are seeing positivity increase across the board with regards to recruitment and hiring in the Philippines. While the country’s e-commerce and logistics sectors aren’t as developed as other Asia Pacific markets, the traditional consumer markets have remained robust and are assisting in the economic recovery.”

He added, “We see a strong demand for technology professionals at all levels.”

The sectors with the highest hiring activities are e-commerce; financial services; healthcare and life sciences; technology and telecoms; and fast-moving consumer goods while the top hiring jobs are in general management, marketing, supply chain, sales, and technology.

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