Mar 202015

MANILA, Philippines – The Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) has set its sights on job and wealth creation to provide for a really sustainable economy when it holds its 36th National Conference of Employees May 14-15 at the Marriott Hotel, Manila, according to ECOP asst corporate secretary and membership chair Federico Marquez Jr.

Marquez, SVP and human resources head of St. Luke’s Medical Center, said relevant topics have been arrayed for what he deemed the most significant challenges for the Philippine economy today: “jobless growth and widening income gap.”

For this reason, the conference whose theme was “The Ultimate Challenge: Creating More Wealth, Creating More Jobs, “aims to chart the path towards better opportunities for both employers and employees through wealth creation and job abundance which are the fundamental elements of economic progress said Marquez.

Various experts have been invited to the 36th ECOP conference to discuss relevant topics such as opportunities and strategies for job creation and poverty reduction, preserving development gains amidst regional economic changes, and ensuring inclusive growth through enhanced employment and employability.

Marquez, who has a first-hand view of the employment situation, said that in a truly sustainable economy, job opportunities abound with the workforce enjoying a spectrum of employment options while employers are focused on creating more jobs that are relevant and resilient.

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