The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is included in the top 10 list of work destinations for Filipinos in the first half of 2017, revealed Marietta Bellotindos, Regional Director of Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) IX.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) remains the number one go-to destination among land-based overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).
“KSA has been on the top of the list years back,” Bellotindos said.
According to Stock Estimate of Temporary Overseas Filipinos, a study by the Commission of Overseas Filipinos, there are 1.2 million Filipinos in KSA (permanent residence, OFWs and illegally-documented).
Filipinos are also the fourth largest group of foreigners in KSA.
Other countries included in the top 10 list in the first half of 2017 are the following: Malaysia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Singapore, Seychelles, Brunei and Papua New Guinea.
The most in-demand jobs abroad include the following:
1 Nurses, doctors, medical staff,
4 Service workers
5 Production or equipment operator or laborer
6 Managerial or administrative and sales workers