MANILA, Philippines - Many countries in the Asian region are experiencing economic growth that results to more infrastructure and industrial projects. To accomplish the said projects, wealthy Asian countries need the services and expertise of foreign workers and overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are more often than not, the top choice.
More overseas jobs are waiting for professional and skilled OFWs as they are in-demand in Asia, Rosalinda Baldoz, former administrator of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said, "This was despite competition posed by other labor-sending countries and restriction on labor and nationalization policies of some host countries."
Baldoz said Taiwan and South Korea remained as top destinations for Filipino factory workers. With the new hiring program for OFWs in Taiwan, there are also emerging markets for IT professionals and health care workers.
South Korea on the other hand is in need of skilled OFWs for their construction and shipbuilding industry. Job prospects are also bright for OFWs in Asian countries such as Brunei, Singapore, and Malaysia.
The hospitality industry of Singapore is in need of competent staff. There are job vacancies for hotel managers, supervisors, croupiers, dealers, chambermaids, and waiters/waitresses. The construction industry of Singapore also need to hire architects, engineers and draftsmen.
On the other hand, demand for Information Technology (IT) professionals are increasing in the cities of Penang, Johore, and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. Skilled foreign workers are also needed to work in the construction, shipbuilding and ship repair companies in Johore. There are also job openings for casino workers and entertainers are need in Genting Highlands Hotels and Resorts located in Johore.
Lots of jobs are also waiting for skilled and professional OFWs in Brunei. Industries that are in need of foreign workers are construction, oil and gas and hotel and restaurants.
Baldoz said she was confident Asian countries would provide opportunities and special preference to OFWs to fill their manpower requirement sectors. She said that the Philippine Overseas Labor Offices in these countries continued to exert effort to make employment opportunities available to OFWs. - OFW Guide