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Thursday, March 20, 2014

POEA Deploys 1.8 Million OFW's in 2013

Despite the deployment ban in some countries the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said it was able to send around 1.8 Million Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) abroad in 2013. Last year, POEA issued a deployment ban in Egypt, Yemen and South Sudan due to their respective armed tensions and deteriorating security situation. POEA Admin. Cadac however said these failed to make a dent in the country's deployment figures since it didn't affect major destination countries for OFW's. He said most of the deployed OFW's last year sought employment opportunities in popular destination countries in the Middle East which includes the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait. He said the sectors which have the highest demand for OFW's in the Middle East last year include the construction of Oil and Gas and Medical Fields. He also said the mobile app will allow more overseas job seekers to easily access POEA's website in their smart phones, users could also report the operations of unscrupulous recruitment agencies to POEA through the contact information of the mobile app.The mobile app could be downloaded for free at Apple and Google Apps store.    
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