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Senators warn of worsening unemployment, skills problem

(MANILA STANDARD) Senators have expressed grave concerns over the likelihood of the country’s unemployment and underemployment problems getting worse as new graduates lacked the so-called “soft skills.” Sen. Risa Hontiveros said the problem on new graduates being unprepared for the difficult task of finding jobs has long been festering the education sector. Senate majority leader…
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‘SOFT SKILLS’ | Senators urges education officials to address lack of ‘soft skills’ by fresh graduates

(NEWS 5) Senators on Wednesday urged the education department to address the problems hounding the sector, after a study of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) found many Filipino fresh graduates face challenges at work due to a lack of “soft skills.” Jinggoy Estrada, who chairs the Upper House’s labor panel, urged the trade and…
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Senators urge swift action on fresh graduates’ job hunt woes

(INQUIRER) MANILA, Philippines —Urgent action is needed to address the problem of fresh graduates lacking “soft skills” and practical expertise, as highlighted in a Commission on Human Rights report on challenges graduates faced during the pandemic, senators said on Wednesday. Senator Jinggoy Estrada echoed the sentiment that youth employment has always been a perennial concern…
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