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Philippines Could Furlough Up to 30% of Garment Workers by 2021

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The Philippines is poised to furlough as many as 54,000 garment employees—or roughly 30 percent of the sector’s workforce—until 2021 due to pandemic-induced pressures, an industry group announced Tuesday. The news comes less than six months after the Southeast Asian nation laid out a 10-year roadmap to revive its once-competitive textile industry by earmarking capital…

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