Friday, January 25, 2013

JOBS Alert: Google Philippines vacancies

With the recent surprise of Google launching its office int the Philippines, many graduating students and unemployed people all have one question. What jobs will be available in Google Philippines?

As of the moment, only one particular Google Philippines job has been posted. Check it out below if you're qualified. If you're up to the challenge, it's best that you act now! Good luck with your career in Google! Deym, there's definitely an exciting environment waiting for the best of the best applicants.

Account Strategist: 
Job Details
Team or Role: Sales Account Management
Work Schedule: Full time
Date Posted:Jan 24, 2013
Job Location(s): Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
Apply now!

There's more to come; just keep on visiting Google PH's page! The office of Google Philippines is located at Unit 308, Building B, The Plaza @ Northgate Cyberzone, Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang.

President Aquino signs Kasambahay Bill into Law

Our local help, or kasambahay, can rejoice once more with President Aquino's signing of the Kasambahay bill, Republic Act 10361 or ‘An Act Instituting Policies for the Protection and Welfare of Domestic Workers”, into law last January 18, 2013.

The Kasambahay Bill will take effect 15 days after its publication in the print version of the Official Gazette or a newspaper of general circulation.

RA 10361 sets off to standardize salaries and provide protection for domestic workers. Some significant provisions that must be realized, upon taking effect, include:


Employers shall follow the standardized pay set by the law. The minimum wage for domestic workers is set at
  • P2,500 a month in the National Capital Region;
  • P2,000 a month in chartered cities and first class municipalities;
  • P1,500 a month for those employed in other municipalities.
  • A kasambahay is also entitled of benefits such as bonuses, health and insurance benefits and leave. She/He shall receive a 13th Month Pay.
  • A kasambahay is also entitled of social government-mandated benefits like enrollment to the Social Security System (SSS), PhilHealth, and Pag-Ibig Fund, with premium payments shouldered by employers if the helpers receive a monthly salary below P5,000.
  • A kasambahay is also entitled of leave benefits such as an at least five days vacation leave with pay and 7 days paternal leave (for males).
  • A kasambahay is also entitled of a daily rest period of at least 8 hours and a weekly rest period of at least 24 consecutive hours (1 day) after six consecutive normal work days.