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Unemployment woes under COVID-19

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The current pandemic has brought about uncertainty and disruption at scale — affecting most businesses especially the workforce.

Employers and workers are facing risks and challenges that are quite alarming — organizations are laying off employees while others can’t hire fast enough.

Unemployment is one of the top concerns for organizations across all sectors in this unprecedented time. Leaders are urged to step up and address this issue in order to rebuild their workforce strategy, provide support for displaced workers, and establish business continuity.

Just like any other nation, the labor market in the Philippines is suffering from the decline in economic activity and restrictions on mobility due to COVID-19, resulting to increase in unemployment.

Mitigating the impacts of the pandemic on the world of work through proper policies is important to help both the employers and workers navigate the new normal. But then, these questions remain unanswered in our minds: How is our country responding to the ongoing transformation? What measures are being taken to curb unemployment moving forward?

Viventis Search Asia, in partnership with the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP), aims to expound on the current landscape and direction of employment in the country and answer some of the most relevant questions about unemployment in time of COVID-19 via a two-hour premium learning webinar entitled: Flattening the Unemployment Curve.

This happens on 17 June from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom. The webinar will discuss the applicable insights on how to cope with the employee layoffs, and deep dive into the opportunities and demand from other employers.

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