Russia a viable destination for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs)
Philippines government is currently looking at Russia as a viable option for thousands of talented overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who are been redundant due to Arabization policy in Middle East, according to Department of Labor and Employment (Dole).
According to World Bank, the OFWs community are predicted to remit more than $29.7 billion in 2016, which makes Philippines the world’s 3rd largest recipient of remittance.
Silvestre Bello III, the labour Secretary said they are considering Russia as the next possible work destination for OFWs and President Duterte is above to discuss the labor relations and trade when he meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin next year. Due to decline in the oil price in Middle East, Dole is looking at Russia for Filipino Workers, explained Bello.
Further Bello said –
“I already sent a memo to the President requesting him to include the possible deployment of skilled and professional workers to Russia,”
The Dole chief sees a demand in the Russian Republic for construction and household service workers.
Russia is capable to host relatively higher wages that makes the destination a good alternative for Filipinos professionals wanting to get a high-paying job. Also, Russia is not