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POEA Clarifies Reports Regarding Available Jobs For Filipinos in USA, Guam, UAE
Jan 14, 2010

here is truth to the report that there is a demand for Filipino workers in countries such as United States of America (USA), Guam, etc. but the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) decided to give further details about the said job orders so as not to confuse and mislead jobseekers.


Job Orders For USA and Guam


According to the POEA chief, Jennifer Jardin-Manalili the reports saying that the 13,360 approved job orders for USA in 2009 is not only for nurses. The number includes jobs for other healthcare professionals such as physiotherapist and pharmacists. It also covers available jobs for information technology workers and hospitality workers.


Manalili added that until now, the 13,360 job orders are yet to be filled up. Only

876 (6.5%) out of the 13,360 orders were taken because America is currently experiencing visa retrogression.


The government agency also clarifies reports that appeared in some newspapers regarding job openings for construction workers in the US. The POEA said that there is no demand for construction workers in the US Mainland market. Rather the job orders are for the construction of a military facility in Guam. A new facility is needed for the transfer of the US military base from Okinawa Japan to Guam.


It has been reported that the recruitment for Guamis set to start early this year but according to POEA, the hiring may not happen anytime soon. This is because of the new developments affecting the US and Japan on the issue of a replacement facility for the Futenma Marine base in Okinawa, Japan.


The POEA also informed that there is no truth to the report that there is a demand for Filipino workers in the oil and gas industry of America.


POEA Warning


In lieu with the clarifications made, Manalili reminds jobseekers to be vigilant and alert when seeking or applying for job opening overseas. Illegal recruiters and swindlers always take advantage of reports of job orders to lure applicants into giving them huge amounts of money. Always check the availability of job orders and deal only with POEA-licensed agencies. You can check the list of approved job orders here:



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