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Sunday, October 11, 2015

TOP 10 In-Demand-Skills/Jobs For OFWs

According to a survey conducted by the  Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) through the Manpower Development Division of Employment Branch, Welfare and Employment Office, the following are the top 10 in-demand skills: 


Top 10 Hard-To-Fill Positions 
For Overseas Placement)

The survey is aimed to identify preferred skills in priority industries to boost promotion and preservation of the jobs of Filipino workers for the Project Job Fit: DOLE 2020 Vission by the  Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

Top 10 in-demand skills/occupations for overseas employment:

1.   Civil Engineer
      Skilled Welders

2.   Mechanical Engineers
      Electrician

3.   Skilled Carpenter

4.   Mason

5.   Instrument Pipe Fitter

6.   Waiter/Waitress

7.   HVAC Supervisor

8.   Electrical Engineer
      Plumber

9.   Steel Fixer
      Nurse

10. Auto CAD Operator
      Architect
      Aluminum Fabricator Installer
      Heavy Duty Driver/Operator








Based on the information  gathered by Manpower Development Division, they stated that:
"The identified in-demand skills/occupations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United States of America, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Japan, Taiwan and Hongkong fall under the skills classification of 
  • Health and Engineering Professionals,
  • Technicians,
  • Highly Skilled Workers,
  • Housekeepers and 
  • Factory Workers. 
The qualification standards mostly stated are; BS Graduate, with license and with hospital working experience. For Nurse, age requirement was also identified and for non-health workers/personnel, work experience preferably in line with their occupation. 
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