It’s no secret that numerous Filipinos dream of working abroad. For most of the working class, foreign soil glimmers with promise. Of course, it’s essential for every aspiring overseas Filipino worker (OFW) to know where the demand is. Here are the latest updates as of June 2019, according to the leading overseas job website in the Philippines, WorkAbroad.ph.
Saudi Arabia and Qatar remain as the top countries for OFWs in 2019. Offering 72,316 and 10,142 jobs respectively, the two are still promising destinations for many aspiring overseas workers. Meanwhile, Australia, Angola, and Brunei have replaced Malaysia, Japan, and the USA in the top 10 list.
The list of the top 10 most in-demand job specializations in 2019 does not look too different from that of 2018. Although there has been minimal reshuffling in the number of demand, the job specializations in the top 10 list remain the same. As of June 2019, the healthcare industry still has the biggest demand abroad. Following this is the food, beverage, and restaurant industry which now has a higher demand than general work.
Since last year, the demand for OFWs increased by 18%. From 97,218 available overseas jobs in the first half of 2018, there are now 114,479 jobs available for OFWs.
Nursing Professionals have multiple job opportunities abroad. Leading the ranks is Saudi Arabia with 9,155 jobs available for the industry. Following Saudi Arabia is the United Kingdom which offers 843 jobs. The United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and the USA proceed with 648, 462, and 455 jobs for medical practitioners respectively.
Hong Kong has the highest job opportunities for household service workers, presenting 577 jobs for aspiring OFWs. Next to Hong Kong is Saudi Arabia, with 476 jobs available. Qatar, Singapore, and Malaysia trail after with 171, 151, and 124 jobs respectively.
Applying for overseas jobs
The next step after knowing where you can offer your services is to equip yourself with the right tools for overseas employment. If you are one of the many Filipinos dreaming of working abroad, navigate through WorkAbroad.ph to gain further knowledge in this area. This website has served numerous Filipinos with its free services for overseas employment. With WorkAbroad.ph, users can easily search and apply for jobs abroad. All job postings in the website are exclusively from POEA-accredited recruitment agencies.
The new WorkAbroad.ph
Later this month, WorkAbroad.ph will be launching a new and improved website to cater to the needs of all aspiring OFWs. Long-time WorkAbroad.ph users can expect a smoother experience with the new website as it promises a more modern design and a faster page speed. WorkAbroad.ph will also offer a more convenient navigation system for applicants to easily search and apply for overseas jobs.
The new website of WorkAbroad.ph will allow users to stay updated with the latest job opportunities of their liking. By letting users customize their job preferences, the website will be able to recommend job opportunities that are relevant to the applicant’s inclinations. Users can also upload their resumes and attach relevant documents like licenses, certifications, and trainings or seminars through the new website of WorkAbroad.ph. With these documents uploaded on the website, applicants will be able to apply for overseas jobs online effortlessly! Once users apply for a job, WorkAbroad.ph will keep track of the progress of the online applications.
Stay tuned for the latest updates of the new website, and watch as your dreams turn into your reality.
Looking for an overseas job has never been easier! Apply now at WorkAbroad.ph.