Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Job mismatch still a problem for some OFWs despite 15,000 vacancies

Job mismatch turned out to be a problem for some OFWs who went to Tuesday's government-sponsored job fair in Quezon City meant for Filipino workers who lost their jobs in the Middle East due to recession.
A report on Balita Pilipinas said many of the 15,000 vacancies were only for engineers and machine operators, which did not match the work experience of some of those who went to the job fair.

The report said 21 overseas and 18 local companies participated in the job fair organized by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).
Applicants also tried their luck with the 1,500 postings within the country that were present in the job fair.
More than 10,000 Filipinos lost their jobs in the Middle East due to the sudden drop in world oil prices that resulted in companies laying off many workers.  Rie Takumi/KBK, GMA News

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