Wednesday, December 12, 2007

OFWs in-demand in Korea

Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are highly in-demand in Korea. According to the director of the Foreign Workers Employment Assistance Team of the Korean Human Resources Development Service Cho Byung Gie, Filipinos are the most sought nationality of Korean employers.

The sad part of the fact that OFWs are highly in-demand in Korea is, there are still many OFWs who don’t get the job because they were not able to pass the Korean Language Test (KLT) which is very important requirement for OFWs who aspire to land a job in Korea.

This is proven by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). According to the government agency, there are more than 20,000 jobs have been available for Filipino applicants since the Employment Permit System (EPS) started in April 2004 and there are only 14,256 OFWs who were able to go to Korea.

Cho and other South Korean labor officials visited Manila to observe how the EPS being implemented here in the Philippines.

This article was first published in on January 1, 2007

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