More jobs for OFWs in Saudi Arabia

With the fears of economic stagnation coming true, this would surely bring a cheer for those who need to work in the Middle East and have been perturbed by the sudden change of events. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary, Marianito Roque said that the number of OFWs in Saudi Arabia is set to reach 1.8 million before the end of 2008. This again has proved that the Middle East remains one of the top destinations for the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). If this expectation turns true more than 300,000 skilled workers from the Philippines will be hired for working in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). This prediction has been stemmed by the fact around four super cities in Saudi Arabia will be constructed in the next five years which would require hiring more foreign workers. The project is expected to boost the weak economy and generate more employment opportunities for the OFWs.

 

In the recent past the situation in Saudi Arabia has not really been smooth. Several thousand OFWs were deported back home and reports of maltreatments, harassments and torture have been rampant. This evoked strong reaction from all quarters and the demand for the security of the OFWs has become quite intense.

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