Great news for Filipinos planning to work in Taiwan as the prospect of getting jobs is quite bright. According to a report shared on the Philippine News Agency portal on October 22, 2021, mentioned that there are good opportunities for those who plan to become Overseas Filipino Workers in the country.
POLO-Taichung Labor Attaché Bienvenido Cerbo, Jr. mentioned that the opportunity for Filipino workers to be hired is quite probable, owing to OFWs being the most preferred by employers. This is a very good opportunity for the Philippines.
Electronics Factory Workers in Demand in Taichung, Taiwan
A recent update was shared by the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in the central district of Taiwan wherein there is a motivating job demand for Pinoy workers.
There is a lot of demand for Filipinos in the electronics sector, and we are on top of the list. We are the preferred choice since we are a specialized market for Philippine labor. Taiwan prefers Filipino workers. In fact, out of 149,000 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Taiwan, over 55,000 work in the electronics
Waiting to Open Borders for Filipino Employment in Taiwan
However, Taiwan’s decision to open its borders would determine these employment possibilities. Everyone is still waiting given the current pandemic health crisis where travel has been halted.
As we all know, our country is on the verge of a health crisis. The worldwide pandemic has caused Taiwan to halt its travel and this includes closing borders for Filipino employment.
Taiwan to Hire 40,000 Workers
Cerbo added that because of the country’s robust job market, Taiwan is anticipated to hire 40,000 people over the next two to three years.
There is a projected 32 percent increase in production, even if it’s only 20 to 25 percent of the share, that’s pretty good. An estimation that if we could just gain 20% of the market, 40,000 Filipino employees would be required.
There are 32,658 OFWs in Taichung with most of this number working as factory workers in the semiconductor industry.
This is welcome news given how the pandemic has affected many OFWs overseas. Jobs were canceled as companies were forced to shut down. So having this news is really a good thing. This new development from the Taiwanese government would be a good opportunity for these workers to find new employment in Taiwan.
For job applicants looking to find jobs overseas, please make sure to process your work contracts through Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA)-accredited job agencies only. Be careful and avoid illegal recruiters and job scams.