77,000 Pinoys needed

QATAR needs 77,000 Filipino workers, mostly in construction and highly-skilled and technical jobs, the Department of Labor and Employment said Tuesday.

The Qatar government reserved at least 77,000 work visas for Filipino workers for various job categories, such as engineers, architects, nurses, doctors, and in constructions and hotels.

Philippine Ambassador to Qatar Wilfredo Santos met with Qatari Minister for Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs Dr. Issa Saad Al-Jafali Al-Nuaimi, to discuss the deployment of Filipino workers in Qatar, the DoLE said in a statement.

The two officials also discussed various concerns confronted by OFWs in Qatar to address possible hitches that may occur between Filipino workers and its employers.

“I acknowledge with appreciation the ongoing labor reforms of Qatar that will surely benefit its migrant worker population, including OFWs,” Santos said.

Santos also thanked the minister for his promise to assist in facilitating the recruitment of qualified OFWs.

“These labor reforms are a testament to the Emir’s commitment to protect the welfare of its migrant workers,” the Qatari official said.

Both sides agreed in convening the Third Joint Committee Meeting on Labor Matters in the Philippines.

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