Thousands of job opportunities in Hungary and Austria are available for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), according to the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW).
In a 24 Oras report by JP Soriano on Thursday, the DMW said Hungary alone is looking for 10,000 to 20,000 skilled Filipino workers.
DMW said it has spoken to Hungarian labor officials who have offered “world class” benefits that include housing for qualified OFWs in the manufacturing, agricultural and hospitality sectors.
The Czech Republic and Austria have also struck a deal with the Philippines for the sustainable recruitment of 5,000 to 10,000 skilled workers. In exchange for Filipino healthcare workers, these countries will sponsor scholarships for Filipino students to ensure an adequate number of skilled workers in the country.
“Gusto din nila tumulong (They want to help) to ensure that there will be more Filipino workers, not only for Austria but for the Philippines, so nandyan yung mga scholarship, yung mga training,” said DMW Undersecretary for Policy and International Cooperation Attorney Patricia Yvonne Caunan.