Here’s some wonderful news for those seeking to be employed overseas – particularly in Qatar.
According to a blog report by the Qatar News website, the Philippine Embassy Doha has made an official statement that 77,000 work visas are available for Filipino workers in Qatar. This is for high-skilled, technical jobs.
This announcement was made after the Philippine mission in Qatar, led by Philippine Ambassador HE Wilfredo C Santos, recently had a formal meeting with Qatar’s Minister for Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs HE Dr Issa bin Saad Juffali al Naimi. Other embassy officials were also in attendance during the meeting namely Consul General Roussel Reyes, Deputy Head of Mission Gonaranao Musor and Labour Attache David Des Dicang.
During the meeting, different problems experienced by overseas Filipino workers in Qatar were discussed. Reports tell us that there are around 222,712 Filipinos working in the country.
Sources also tell us that the two countries have agreed to convene the 3rd Joint Committee Meeting (JCM) on Labour Matters in the Philippines. The first JCM was held in Bohol Philippines back in 2009. It was then followed by the second round hosted by Doha in February 2015. It is expected that the third JCM will open doors for more collaborations between Qatar and the Philippines regarding labor issues and to further strengthen its relationship.
The embassy likewise mentioned that the minister of Qatar has personally extended an invitation for Silvestre Bello III, the Philippine Labor Secretary, to visit the country as well.
So for Filipinos with the right skills, qualifications, and experience, brace yourselves. There will surely be many opportunities for current and future employment in Qatar just in case you are interested.
Watch the video report courtesy of GMAnewsonline: