Mahigit 1,000 trabaho ang naghihintay sa mga kuwalipikadong overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).
Ito ang ibinalita ng Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) noong August 27, 2021.
Ayon kay Labor Attaché Melissa Mendizabal, kailangang-kailangan ngayon sa Brunei ang mga skilled and non-skilled Filipino workers.
Kabilang sa mga puwedeng mag-apply ang household service workers (HSWs) at health care workers (HCWs), bukod pa ang ibang posisyon.
Pahayag ni Mendizabal, “Prior to our current situation, the first job they opened is for domestic workers.
"So there are many employers who can afford to hire domestic workers because it was quite costly.
“We processed quite a number, and then on top of that they also need nurses.
"We also received requests for nurses for one job order and also for the oil and gas industry.”
Dagdag pa niya, nalagdaan na nila ang job orders para sa mga trabahong iniaalok ng Brunei.
“So far we’ve signed job orders from these sectors, HSWs, nurses 200 plus, doctors around 30, and at least less than 1,000 for oil and gas sector.”
Binanggit din ni Mendizabal na prayoridad ng mga employers sa Brunei ang mga OFWs.
Aniya, “Our kababayans will always be the first choice among migrant workers to work here, they really prefer Filipino workers.
“Some employers are even proud in saying and in telling our ambassador that, you know they are very proud.
"Because they say Filipinos are hardworking, and caring, all praises for our workers.”
Batay sa tala ng POLO, sa kasalukuyan ay may 20,000 OFWs sa Brunei.
Pinayuhan naman ng Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) ang mga kababayan nating naghahanap ng trabaho sa abroad.