#ProyektoPilipino ep. 50: Employed, Unemployed, Underemployed

Almost 40 per cent of jobs that exist today will disappear in the next 10 to 15 years due to technological advancements. This is according to estimates and studies by the Committee for Economic Development Australia.

The landscape of employment is rapidly changing; but are our workers and systems prepared for this transformation? In this episode, Fr. Tito Caluag and his trio of distinguished thinkers—Manolo Quezon, Leloy Claudio, and Carlo Santiago—talk to Dr. Leonardo Lanzona of Ateneo de Manila’s Department of Economics and Nice Coronacion of labor group SENTRO to understand the concepts of employment, unemployment, and underemployment. Why are these statistics important? Why do we need to upskill urgently? What can we do to improve the living conditions of workers who live on minimum wages that are not enough to sustain their daily living? “Bakit importanteng pag-usapan ang employment?

Kasi dignidad ang nakasalalay dito. Kung walang dignidad ang trabaho, walang dignidad ang tao. Tanggalin ang mga ego, tanggalin ang eleksiyon, at ibalik sa susunod na henerasyon ang usapan.”

Manuel L. Quezon III.

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