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April 08, 2014

I.T. industry, among the highest paying for fresh graduates

JobStreet.com recently published their Annual Salary Report showing which industries give the highest paying jobs for fresh graduates in the Philippines. Among them are the Information Technology, Telecommunications, and BPO industries.

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January 22, 2014

7 cities in PH among top 100 outsourcing destinations

Tholons, a leading full-service Strategic Advisory firm for Global Outsourcing and Investments, has released their report on the Top 100 Outsourcing Destinations for 2014. Included in the rankings are seven major cities in the Philippines.

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January 01, 2014

Top earning BPO companies in the Philippines

Are you planning to start a career in the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry this 2014 but don’t know yet which company to work for? This list might help. Here are the top earning BPO companies in the Philippines.

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September 30, 2013

Top 20 Best Technology Brands of 2013

Interbrand, one of the largest branding consultancies in the world has recently released their list of 100 Best Global Brands of 2013 mentioning companies from different sectors including Technology. From there we took all the leading technology brands and compiled them in one simple list.

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August 26, 2013

12 Top-Earning IT/Tech Executives in the Philippines

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has recently released their annual list of Top 500 Individual Taxpayers. This list includes prominent names coming from different industries and based on this we compiled our own list of the twelve highest-earning IT executives in the country.

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August 17, 2013

Google turns to SEA for new Software Engineers

Google Inc. has recently posted a job opening for a Software Engineer role and as part of the applicant should be enrolled or has graduated from any University within the South East Asia region.

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July 13, 2013

House Bill 1180: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

On the latter part of my report, I mentioned that although the provisions under the House Bill 1180 are aimed at improving the work environment of BPO workers, there are some things that I feel like are a little bit over the top. In this segment, we’re gonna take a closer look at the bill’s key proposals and share with you my thoughts about it.

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February 18, 2013

Google posts new Job Openings for Manila Office

When Google officially announced the opening of their Manila office, we saw a lot of buzz and thousands of people started looking for job opportunities with the company. Last week, they finally posted some job openings.

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August 18, 2012

Nominate: Top IT Companies to Work for in 2012

In 2009, we wrote a story about top IT companies to work for here in the Philippines. It’s one of the most highly engaged stories we’ve had with over a thousand comments. We wanted to update the same story but thought of involving our readers this time.

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April 07, 2012

Filipinos are top Freelancers in oDesk

Wrote about this on TechWireAsia the other day (where I’m also a weekly contributor) that the Philippines is among the top 7 contractors in oDesk. Turns out, Filipinos are the top contractors peaking at around 11,000 freelancers.

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February 10, 2012

Pinoy developer salaries, the lowest in the world?

If this infographic data of a survey made on annual salaries and compensations of web designers and web developers, the Philippines ranked as the lowest paid in the world.

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July 24, 2011

How security-conscious is your office or workplace?

Having worked at huge multi-national IT company almost a decade ago, I know how some office workplaces can be very restrictive or security-conscious but every time I hear more stories about office restrictions, I still can’t believe they enforce those.

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July 18, 2011

Google is looking for Philippine Country Manager

It’s been like 5 years since Google significantly invested man-power in the Philippines. They tried to recruit a Country Manager in 2005 or 2006 but to no avail. Looks like they’re going to try again this year.

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October 14, 2010

Multiply scouting for GM in the Philippines

Multiply Inc. is scouting for a GM (General Manager) for the Philippines, according to a source, and is also looking to form a dedicated group to run local operations.

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November 25, 2009

YugaTech IT Job Search

It’s finally here — a dedicated job search for the IT people. YugaTech and JobStreet have been closely working on this project for some time now and I’m glad to announce our IT Jobs Section.

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June 01, 2009

Poll: JobStreet vs. JobsDB

Haven’t been to any job site in over 4 years now so the last time I had a discussion about them, I was a bit clueless of their current status. I thought maybe I can just ask my readers here what they think of the top two.

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March 23, 2009

Dells sells Pasay operations to Teleperformance

I blogged about this last April 2008 from a tip given to me and though there was no solid evidence then, it turned out to be partially true. Dell Philippines has sold its call center at Mall of Asia, Pasay City to Teleperformance.

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March 02, 2009

Top IT Companies based on Employee Salaries

GigaOm ran a quick report on the top tech companies is the US based on the average salaries they gave their engineers/developers and Google came out on top. I wonder which tech companies in the Philippines would be on the top 10 if we had the same salary information.

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February 25, 2009

Nokia offering Voluntary Resignation Packages

Only for the first 1,000 Nokia employees — the Finnish company is offering voluntary resignation packages to about 1,000 of its employees globally including encouraging them to go on sabbaticals in an effort to reduce more cost.

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February 23, 2009

HP employees to get pay cuts

Instead of laying off people during the crisis, HP decided to just cut pay on all executives and employees. In a letter to employees last Wednesday, Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd announced it’s going to make some salary adjustments across the board.

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February 20, 2009

Execs resign as Inquirer.net folds back to PDI

Based on accounts from several reliable sources, the operations of online publication Inquirer.net will be folding back and joining the Philippine Daily Inquirer publication anytime now.

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February 12, 2009

KGB Philippines lays off 600+ agents

A source from inside KGB Philippines sent a tip about the latest mass lay off of agents in KGB Philippine’s Sta. Rosa contact center. The head count — 600 and growing.

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January 22, 2009

Intel closes Malaysia, Philippines, Oregon & California Operations

Got the official statement from Intel Corporation today and it turns out bigger than we originally expected and involves around 5,000 to 6,000 employees worldwide, including 1,800 in the Philippines. Copy of the full disclosure below:

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January 22, 2009

Epixtar Philippines closes, sheds 650 agents

In an SMS correspondence with a former Epixtar employee, it was revealed that the BPO company has closed its offices in Eastwood City, Libis last January 16 leaving employees confused and anxious for answers.

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January 16, 2009

Accenture Manila cuts hundreds of jobs

I got a call last night from a media researcher (for an investigative TV program) asking me about my take on the recent series of layoffs in the local BPO sector. They wanted to know if I think the job cuts were  related to the global financial crisis.

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