What jobs are in demand for Pinoys these days?

While jobs in the retail industry and business process outsourcing remain to be the most sought after jobs in the Philippines, various jobs await college graduates, high school graduates and laid off workers in other countries.

In Canada, high school graduates who have experience in farming have the opportunity to earn as much as P150,000 monthly when they work as farmers. According to manpower recruiter Robert Remata, they also have the chance to bring their families to the country after two years of good experience and residency.

What jobs are in demand for Pinoys these days?
Despite having earned a college diploma, job applicant Allan Arienza is determined to work as a farmer in Canada. Arienza said that many jobs available for college graduates are low-paying compared to opportunities that await him in other countries.

“Meron palang ibang bansa na nag-offer ng trabaho na kahit di ka tapos ngunit napakalaki ng sahod. Ikumpara mo dito sa aten, tapos ka nga ng kolehiyo ngunit napakababa naman ng sweldo,” Arienza explained.

Cake decorators and bread maker are wanted in Oman, while Arabic translators can earn a minimum of P100,000 a month in Saudi Arabia.

Meanwhile, specialized jobs particularly in the field of software programming and smartphone application development are in demand in the Philippines.

Human resources officer Steven Resureccion said: “Meron po kami sa IT support, technical, meron ding pang-programming.”

Based on JobStreet’s 2017 Salary Report, employees in the information technology (IT sector) are the highest paid in both supervisory (P68,723) and junior executive positions (P37,034). For managerial position, managers in the field of corporate strategy earned the highest monthly salary at P125, 976.

During the Labor Day protests held in Makati on Monday, May 1, worker groups urged the government to put an end to “endo” and to enforce a P750 national minimum wage.

--Mini, The Summit Express

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