Philippine firms, academe, other sectors discuss future of work
Companies based in the Philippines, the government, and the academe recently met to discuss the implications of the future of work. The Future of Work Symposium, organized by Austrade Manila on behalf of Macquarie University in Makati city, provided a platform for all involved to discuss issues challenging businesses undergoing digital transformation. Issues included meeting supply of needed skills in the new workforce; concerns related to staff hiring, on-boarding and training; massive job losses due to automation; and the increasing need for lifelong learning.
Participants of the event included high-level representatives from the Philippine government, private and academic sectors, Australian businesses, business process outsourcing firms, and multinational companies located at the Clark Freeport and Economic Zone.