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Jobs await OFWs
from Egypt: DOLE

After directing the immediate and fast repatriation of 1,540 overseas Filipino workers in civil strife-torn Egypt, department of Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said in a DOLE press release that jobs await OFW repats from Egypt.

OFWs returning from Egypt can expect employment and livelihood opportunities in the country, the press release said.

Aside from the package of assistance under the National Reintegration Program being prepared for OFW repatriates from Egypt, Baldoz said that there are demands for more jobs.

These are for cleaners, medical technologists, nurses, animators, mechanical engineers, instrument technicians, waitresses, bartenders, housekeeping staff, cooks, and masons in the country, which the repatriates can apply to, the press release said.

Philippine Overseas Employment Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac has been directed to coordinate with licensed recruitment agencies for the possible redeployment of these OFWs from Egypt to other countries, it also said.

She also invited jobseekers who aspire to work abroad, particularly in Egypt to visit and register in the Phil-Job.net to search for local jobs in light of the recent deployment ban to Egypt.

Under the ban, the deployment of new workers, as well as the return to Egypt of vacationing workers, spouses of Egyptian nationals, Islamic University students, and their dependents, is also suspended, the press release said.

The Department of Foreign Affairs has raised the crisis alert level in Egypt to Crisis Alert Level 4 which requires mandatory repatriation of all Philippine nationals to the country, it added.*


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