DMW: 10,000 new jobs now open in Singapore for Filipinos

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MANILA – The Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) on Thursday announced that with the lifting of the 27-year-old guarantee bond requiring Singaporean employers to hire Filipino migrant workers, there is already 10,000 job orders open for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Singapore.

According to DMW Secretary Susan Ople, the goodwill arising from President Bongbong Marcos Jr.’s state visit led to more and better job prospects for Filipino workers.

Earlier, the DMW and Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower (MOM) announced the cancellation of a banker’s guarantee and performance bond of S$7,000 to Singaporean employers when hiring Filipino workers. This is equivalent to 284,140.79 when converted to the prevalent currency of P40.58.

“Even prior to the President’s visit, our Labor office in Singapore had already approved close to 10,000 job orders with 5,000 jobs awaiting aircraft technicians in the aviation industry,” said Ople on the sidelines of Marcos’ state visit to Singapore.

The newly approved job orders were referred to the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Singapore for urgent documentation, which is likely to be signed within the next several months, according to Ople.

The following are the approved job orders submitted by Singaporean employers to POLO:

Aviation industry – 5,000 aircraft technicians
Medical industry – 3,000 healthcare workers
Engineering industry – 1,000 skilled workers
Education industry – 500 workers
I.T. sector – 300 workers

With the success of President Bongbong Marcos’ state visit to Singapore, Ople anticipates a significant uptick in demand for OFWs.

“Compared to other countries that also deploy migrant workers, our processing time takes months instead of weeks but with digitalization and given the remarkable talent and dedication of our workers, we expect a surge in demand for OFWs not only in Singapore but also in other parts of the world,” Ople said.

House committees to hold hearings during break

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Spread the loveMANILA – The House of Representatives has authorized for its committees to conduct hearings during the five-week congressional break, extending until late April.