Laid off OFWs reaches 5,774 – POEA report

MANILA, Philippines – The number of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) who lost their jobs due to the global economic crisis has reached 5,774, data from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) showed.

As of February 24, a total of 5,774 Filipino workers have been laid off from their work abroad – 4,375 of whom have reportedly retuned to the Philippines since October 2008.

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