MANILA, Apr 9 (Mabuhay) – Overseas Filipino workers repatriated fron Libya and Yemen can be redeployed to several prospective host countries in need of their skills, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration said.
POEA head Hans Leo Cacdac listed other foreign job markets for the OFWs affected by mandatory repatriation in the two strife-torn countries.
Available jobs include:
managers (general and assistant);
– clerks (library, filing, material and production planning, stock);
– bakers pastry cooks, and confectionery makers;
– bricklayers, stonemason, and tile setters;
– carpenters, joiners, and parquetry workers;
– construction workers, laborers/general helpers; mach fitters/assemblers, machine tool operators;
– motor and automotive mechanic, crane, hoist, earthmoving and related machinery operators.
Also needed are:
– plumbers and pipefitters, production and related workers, riggers and cable splicers, structural and metal preparers and erectors;
– production supervisors and general foremen, welders and flame-cutters, electrical wiremen;
– engineering technicians, civil, electrical and electronics engineers, nurses, building caretakers, charworkers cleaners, cooks and related workers;
– fire-fighters, housekeeping and related service workers; waiters, and bartenders.
Skilled workers in Yemen who can be redeployed to other host countries include:
– accountants, administrative officers, anesthesiologists, architects, finance, purchasing, coordinator, and secretarial assistants;
– flight attendants, baby sitters, caregivers and domestic workers, baker, bartender, beautician, charworkers (cleaners and maintenance personnel);
– clerk/receptionist, document, material and quality controllers;
– assistant cooks, banquet coordinators, cooks and chefs;
– dieticians and dieticians’ assistants;
– draftsmen, electricians, engineers, heavy equipment mechanics, managers and supervisors, mechanics, midwives, nurses, machine operators, painters, security officers, supervisors, teachers and teaching assistants;
– technicians, x-ray technicians, welders, and wiremen.
The POEA report prompted Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz to suggest to repatriated OFWs to avail of the redeployment scheme.
“Our repatriation to redeployment for re-employment plan guarantees the security as well as the economic welfare of our OFWs. We need to quickly respond,” she said.
Also, Baldoz said most of the skills deployed in Libya are semi-skilled, skilled and professional workers for the construction industry and healthcare professionals that are predominantly nurses.
“The workers in the construction industry that will be displaced or repatriated from Libya and Yemen can be assisted/referred for re-employment in other regions mainly in Asia and the Middle East,” she said.