Saturday, February 21, 2009

1M Jobs for Filipinos in 09

The National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) said that as part of the government’s emergency measure against the global economic downfall, they are eyeing to create one million jobs in the first half of 2009.

According to the Philippine News Agency, a report from the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO), stated that the majority of the 60,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Taiwan’s manufacturing industry would not affected by the global financial crisis, opposing the report from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) that at least 1,000 OFWs in Taiwan and some other countries were laid off because of the crisis.

On the other hand, King Fahd Medical Center, one of the most popular hospitals in Saudi Arabia, is in need of some 60,000 nurses to fill hospital positions in the kingdom, said Lito Soriano, a senior officer at LBS E-Recruitment Solution, in a report posted on the website of the television network ABS-CBN.

“Saudi Arabia is expanding its health-care system in two or so years,” Labor Undersecretary Carmelita Pineda said.

Hospitals in Saudi Arabia offer $600 to $1,000 monthly in basic salary, plus free housing, transportation and vacation privileges.

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