Thursday, June 18, 2009

More Jobs for OFWs in South Korea

More Filipino workers are expected to land a job in South Korea when the Inchon Free Economic Zone starts its construction. Inchon Free Economic Zone is a major Korean seaport near Seoul

The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) Assistant Secretary Reydeluz Conferido said there are some 6,000 jobs that are now available to unemployed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and those displaced by the global financial crisis in the host country.

“Half-a-million jobs would open soon at the export zone and our workers especially those retrenched by the crisis could take this opportunity to apply for vacancies there,” Conferido said at the sideline of kick-off event of Productivity Olympics.

Team from the DoLE is already negotiating with the government of South Korea to for the possible deployment of Filipino workers to Incheon ecozone that is emerging to become the center of international business, IT, biotechnology, logistics and tourism in Northeast Asia.

They are also dealing with the Korean Ministry of Education on the prospect of sending Filipino English teachers in the country.

DoLe Secretary Marianito Roque said that Korea is still eager on renewing its participation in the Korean Employment Permit System (EPS) in view of its continuing preference for OFWs.

Raymund F. Antonio

1 comment:

bgsummit said...

this is a great news for the pinoy job seekers.. Hope this thing will be soon implemented...

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