MANILA, Philippines – Amid the recent layoffs of migrant workers in some countries, a manpower industry leader and a labor official on Tuesday told aspiring overseas Filipino workers (OFW) not to lose hope in finding jobs abroad.
“Hindi sila dapat mawalan ng pag-asa. Hindi dahil may bumabalik na workers, titigil ang mundo at mawawalan ng trabaho ang lahat (They should not lose hope. Not just because workers come back, it means that the world will stop and everybody will lose their jobs),” Victor E. Fernandez Jr., president of the Philippine Association of Service Exporters, Inc. (Pasei) told GMANews.TV in an interview.
An official of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) also said there should be no cause for alarm even as she noted that around 575,000 OFWs in at least six countries were at risk of losing their jobs. [Continue Reading...]