Good news to Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who are continuously seeking for better jobs and opportunities abroad. Just recently, in an interview conducted by GMA News with Elsa Villa, the President of Philippine Association of Service Exporters, Incorporated (PASEI), she announced that Poland is in need of hundreds of thousands of workers and is now accepting applications.
Villa stressed that Poland is in dire need of workers who will be deployed in different sectors like manufacturing, fish and meat processing, information technology or IT personnel, and heavy truck drivers. What makes this opportunity more appealing to OFWs is the fact that some jobs do not require any experience. Villa stressed that anyone who is interested and qualified may apply and the employers in Poland will take care of the training upon employment.
Another benefit that comes with working in Poland is the opportunity for the OFW to bring his or her family for possible residence. Villa said that employees who have worked for straight five years under one employer may apply for residency. And, just like Canada, US, and other countries that are open for residency, Poland offers free education and hospitalization to its residents. Families with young children will greatly benefit from it.
Other countries in Europe like Croatia and Czech Republic are also opening their doors for employment. Many Filipinos are now rushing their documents to apply for these jobs. Bernard Olalia, Administrator of Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) warns them that they should only transact with legitimate job recruitment agencies. All transactions should be done in their main or branch office and transactions over the phone or to any social media website should be discouraged.
For those who wish to be deployed through government placement, Olalia encourages the public to only transact with the POEA.
*News and image credit: GMA News