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11,000 jobs abroad at jobs fair tomorrow

by Malou Talosig-Bartolome

Some 11,000 overseas jobs will be available tomorrow (Saturday) during a special jobs fair in Mandaluyong City.

The Department of Migrant Workers said Filipinos wishing to work abroad may apply personally at the Starmall at the corner of EDSA and Shaw Boulevard in Mandaluyong City from 10am to 3pm.

Countries need Pinoy workers

Job offerings are in the Asia Pacific region : Australia, New Zealand, Brunei, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore.

There will also be jobs available from Europe, i.e. Croatia, Germany, Hungary, as well as from Morocco and Cayman Island.

Job openings from the Philippines’ top traditional labor market in the Middle East countries — Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates — will also be available.

DMW Undersecretary for Foreign Employment and Welfare Services Hans Cacdac said 46 land-based recruitment will offer the 11,000 overseas job postings.

Meanwhile, seven sea-based agencies will open 3,000 jobs during the fair.

What type of work are needed?

DMW Assistant Secretary for Reintegration Venecio Legaspi said job categories range from highly skilled and professional workers to low skilled work.

Legaspi added the largest worker category openings are for medical professionals, specifically nurses, at 1,225; and semi-skilled workers or carpenters at 500 vacancies.

Special job offers for ex-Saudi Oger workers

Meanwhile, former Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Saudi Arabia displaced due to the closure of several mega-construction companies will be offered jobs during the fair.

Job vacancies will be both for the domestic and overseas workforce in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) and other government agencies as well as private sector partners.

Aside from the 11,000 overseas jobs offerings, 6,000 local job offerings as well as various livelihood opportunities will also be made available for these OFWs .

“We will be holding a series of special job fairs for OFWs whose companies in Saudi Arabia declared bankruptcy as far back as 2015-2016,” DMW Secretary Susan “Toots” Ople said.

Local employment opportunities from five private employers in need of 4,526 workers will be offered. The Public Employment Services Offices (PESO), under the auspices of the DOLE, will also be offering 1,440 vacancies.

“We want to bring government closer to the people especially during these difficult times through the DMW’s job and reintegration fairs for displaced OFWs and their families,” Ople added.

List of participating agencies and offices:

  1. Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE)
  2. Mandaluyong City Government
  3. Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA)
  4. Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)
  5. Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) / Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Worker Affairs (OUMWA)
  6. Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)
  7. Social Security Service (SSS)
  8. Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG)
  9. Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth)
  10. Office of Rep. Camille A. Villar
  11. Office of Rep. Marissa del Mar
  12. National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)

File photos courtesy DOLE-NCR



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