10k new jobs for Filipinos in Singapore

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. at the Philippine Economic Briefing during his state visit to Singapore (Photo courtesy of the Office of the Press Secretary)

September 8, 2022

Around 10,000 new job orders await Filipino workers in Singapore following Department of Migrant Workers Secretary Susan Ople’s meeting with her counterpart, Manpower Minister Tan See Leng, during President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s state visit to the city-state.

In a press statement released by the Office of the Press Secretary on Thursday, Ople was quoted saying that the goodwill arose from the President’s state visit, and the lifting of the 27-year-old guarantee bond will lead to more and better job prospects for Filipinos who wish to work in Singapore.

“Even prior to the President’s visit, our Philippine Overseas 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.

The approved job orders, she explained, refer to immediate manpower requirements given by Singaporean employers to POLO that are expected to be filled up in the next few months.

The breakdown of approved job orders submitted by Singaporean employers are as follows: 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.

The Migrant Workers chief is anticipating a surge in demand for OFWs in Singapore following Marcos Jr.’s state visit here from 6 to 7 September.

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