More and more countries are openings its doors for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), providing them with high-paying jobs that are several times the value they are paid for the same position in the Philippines.
For example, South Korea has recently announced that it would need 5,400 factory workers this year for electronics, textile, chemical, and food processing factories! This is certainly awesome news for those who are looking for a job outside the country.
What makes this job even more enticing for Filipinos is that the expected salary is $1,200 (Php59,700) per month, an amount that could even increase depending on the worker’s skill as well as the actual job and position he is accepted in, revealed the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA).
POEA deputy administrator Jocelyn Sanchez said, “Pag masipag ka pa, aabutin ng Php90,000 ($1,800). Ibig sabihin ko sa masipag, ‘yung mga overtime.”
What are the Requirements?
According to the POEA, high school graduates are welcome to apply; however, all applicants must pass a skills test. This is mandatory.
Workers need to undergo basic Korean language training before they are allowed to take the exam.
Interested applicants should register at the POEA website where more information about the job is provided. There will be no interview necessary as applications are processed online.
The POEA also revealed that this will be a direct hiring where no placement fees will be collected by the government. Moreover, only the POEA is authorized to process the applications. Names of those who pass the application process will be submitted to Korean companies.
“[The] higher the score, mas priority ka i-hire. Sa pinag-aralan, kahit high school graduate. Sa experience, mabuti kung mahaba,” Sanchez revealed.
Workers who get hired must process their own visa and pay for their plane tickets but the POEA estimates that the costs will not more than Php30,000 ($600).