The Office of the Press Secretary announced this Thursday that almost 10,000 job orders are waiting for Filipinos in Singapore.
According to OPS, Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) Secretary Susan Ople met with Singapore Manpower Minister Tan See Leng, and assured the Philippines of nearly 10,000 new job orders for Filipinos.
Ople was part of the Philippine delegation during the state visit of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to Singapore.
“Even prior to the President’s visit, our Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Singapore had already approved close to 10,000 job orders, with 5,000 jobs awaiting aircraft technicians in the aviation industry,” according to Ople’s statement released by OPS.
Ople said that, “the goodwill arising 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 … to work in Singapore.”
Among the approved job orders submitted by Singaporean employers are the following:
- Aviation industry – 5,000 aircraft technicians;
- Medical industry – 3,000 healthcare workers;
- Engineering industry – 1,000 skilled workers;
- Education industry – 500 workers; and
- IT sector – 300 workers.
Ople expects that there will be more Filipinos who will work in Singapore following the visit made by Marcos and the reforms allegedly implemented by the DMW.