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Dec
22
2014

Saudi Arabia Wants Filipino Safety Officers

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Saudi Arabia is home to thousands of construction jobs where overseas Filipino workers or OFWs are in demand employees. With the hazards of working in construction companies, OFWs and other expatriate workers must be ensured of their safety.

 

This arise the need for safety officers, whose main job is to monitor workplace activities to make sure that policies of the company and the government regarding safety is followed.

Safety officers are responsible for the policy development, safety inspections, safety training and compliance with federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

 

According to statistics by WorkAbroad.ph, safety officer is the top 8th job position searched by most Filipino applicants who are looking for overseas jobs this December 2014. Collated below are the job openings for safety officers in Saudi Arabia for Filipinos from POEA-licensed recruitment agencies.

 

50 Safety Officers (Free Placement Fee) – Open for male, 30 to 54 years old, engineering graduate, with OSHA certificate  and with 5-years work experience.

 

45 Safety Officers – Open for male, 21 to 45 years old, at least with high school diploma and with 3-years work experience.

 

10 Fire and Safety Officers (No Placement Fee) – Open for male, 28 to 45 years old, at least with bachelor’s/college degree and with 3-years work experience.

 

10 Safety Officers (No Placement Fee) – Open for male, not more than 50 years old, at least with bachelor’s/college degree and with 8-years work experience.

 

15 Safety Officers – Open for male and female, 25 to 40 years old, and with 2-years work experience.

 

5 Safety Risk Officers – Open for male, 25 to 45 years old, at least with vocational diploma/short course certificate and with 5-years work experience.

 

5 Safety Officers - Open for male, 25 to 48 years old, at least with bachelor’s/college degree and with 5-years work experience.

 

5 Safety Officers – Open for male, 27 to 47 years old, at least with bachelor’s/college degree and with 4-year work experience.

** For manpower pooling only. No fees to be collected during the application process. Mag-ingat sa illegal recruiter. **

Job openings abroad for Filipinos.

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Dec
19
2014

OFWs Home for Holidays, Know Your Baggage Limit

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baggage allowance of middle east airlines

With a few days left before Christmas, overseas Filipino workers or OFWs are now starting to arrive in the country to spend the holiday season with their loved ones.

 

OFWs working abroad still choose to devote their vacation with their families and have quality time with them for a more meaningful holiday.

 

And since Filipinos, especially OFWs abroad are much awaited for their pasalubong upon their arrival, it is a normal scene for them to have boxes and bags of it from the airport.

 

OFWs from the Middle East must know how much baggage is allowed for every passenger by each airlines they are to board. This is to avoid paying costly fees for any excess baggage OFWs have to brought home.

Below is a list of some Middle East airlines and the weight of baggage free of charge for their passengers in the economy class which OFWs can use as a guide.

Name of Airlines

Baggage weight free of charge per passenger (Economy class)

Allowed weight for hand carry

Baggage Dimensions

(length+height+width)

Saudia Airlines

1 pc that is 32 kg or 2 pcs not exceeding 23 kg each.

1 pc hand bag or pull bag that is not over 7 kg

Should not exceed 81 inch or 205 cm

Qatar Airlines

1 pc, not to exceed 30 kg

1 pc, not to exceed 7 kg

Maximum dimension of  50x37x25cm (20x15x10in) each

Emirates Airlines

Maximum of 30 kg

1 pc, either hand bag or laptop bag, maximum of 7 kg

Must not exceed 158 cm or 62 inches

Gulf Air

Maximum of 30 kg

Not to exceed 6 kg

Maximum dimension of 95x75x45cm

Etihad Airways

Maximum of 30 kg

Maximum of 7 kg

Maximum dimension

207cm (45 x 72 x 90)

Kuwait Airways

Maximum of 20 kg

Maximum of 7 kg

Maximum dimension

23 x 36 x 56 cm (115 cm total)

Singapore Airlines

Maximum of 30 kg

Maximum of 7 kg

Maximum dimension

200 x 75 x 80 cm

Philippine Airlines

1 pc that is 32 kg or 2 pcs not exceeding 23 kg each

Maximum of 7 kg

Maximum dimension

273 cm

Cathay Pacific

Maximum of 30 kg

Maximum of 7 kg

Maximum dimension

203 cm (80in)

OFWs should double checked their airlines guidelines regarding the baggage allowance to prevent any delays at the airport on their departure date.

 It is also a must that OFWs know how and  what not to include in your hand carry luggage to avoid any problems that may arise which could result to travel lag.

 

 

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Dec
17
2014

Kuwait’s Bill to Affect Millions of Expatriates

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Kuwait is home to more than 2.4 million expatriates including overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), both working and living in this Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) country.  It is also OFWs favorite destination to work abroad.

Expatriates in the country includes Asian unskilled labourers and domestic helpers, which comprises mainly two-thirds of it’s population.

Concerned Kuwaiti lawmakers were alarmed by this number, stating that something has to be done to lessen Kuwait’s dependence on foreign workers.

A bill was endorsed last month to set limit on the expatriates number in the country. The bill is to set restrictions on any foreigners community to only less than 10 percent of Kuwait’s total population. This means that a community should not have more than 125,000 expatriates.

The proposal also aims to imposed a“five-year residency cap on expatriates and a ban on bringing their families too, in Kuwait. As a result, this will affect millions of expatriates wherein thousands would have to leave the country. Nationalities that would be greatly cut down by this proposal are Indians, Egyptian, Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Filipino, and Syrian, whether unskilled or semi-skilled workers.

But the proposal is still for approval from the legal and legislative committee, assessing if it complies with  the constitution and laws of Kuwait.

OFWs will be affected once this bill is passed and implemented by the Kuwaiti government. Though OFWs are highly in demand because of their skills, private business sector will have no choice but to obey once the bill is passed and mandatory implemented.

The business sector is boldly opposing the proposal, even resisting all deportation calls, emphasizing that the slice on expatriates or foreign workers “could result in grave economic issues in the country.”

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Dec
15
2014

How OFWs can Send Remittance to the Philippines

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Overseas Filipino workers or OFWs remittances to their family in the Philippines are not only augmenting their life, but also help boost the economic stability of the country. It was estimated that 2014 remittances by OFWs could be 5 percent higher compared to last year.

OFWs remittance

 

Since it is the holiday season, OFWs will surely send big amount for Christmas expenses. But before OFWs transfer the money, there are a lot of factors to consider to be sure that the hard-earned amount will be received on time.

OFWs must compare first the costs, exchange rates and how fast the amount will be send and receive by the intended recipient. You can look for different international money transfer near your area and do a comparison of their services offered. They should have the ease and comfort that will suit the money transfer service needs of an OFW.

There are many different money transfer service to choose from, and some of them are:

Banks with a Philippine branch or affiliated branch. This is the most secure way of sending money to your family, but their charges and speed of delivery may differ.

Where OFWs can Remit Money in Saudi Arabia

Western Union. OFWs can use their services from their different agents’ location in more than 200 countries. But they don’t offer cheap money transfers with their rates and fees.

MoneyGram. It is another money transfer service with locations in many countries too. Money can be in Peso or US dollars either by home delivery, cash pick up or by ATM’s through LBC card.

Xoom Money Transfer. They offer online money transfer from credit card, debit card or by Paypal. Their exchange rate is below the market rate and the service is fast and safe.

PayPal. OFWs can send to remittances with their affordable-pay low fees, fast and secure transactions via payment method using debit or credit card.

KwartaPadala. An MLhuillier’s money remittance service with partners all over the globe, they ensure a fast, secure and reliable system of sending money.

MAGPADALA KAYO SA PAMILYA, DAHIL KUNG HINDI…

These are just some of the wire services OFWs can choose to trust in sending their remittances. OFWs can also opt to try what their fellow OFWs had been using for most of the time. But whichever you prefer, there is only one thing you need to be sure of. Your family or intended recipient must be able to receive the money at the right time, when they needed it.

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Published in: OFW Tips and Guides
Dec
12
2014

Filipino Technicians are Needed Abroad

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auto technicians

 

Filipino technicians, whether it is auto, electrical, medical, pool, mechanical, AC, and others, are needed to fill job vacancies for different countries abroad from POEA-licensed recruitment agencies.

Filipino technicians are in demand for overseas jobs in many fields which will help the operation of certain services.

The following are list of job openings for Filipino technicians abroad. Just click on each job title to view detailed information and requirements.

 

50 Auto Technicians – Qualifications: Male, 22 to 40 years old, at least with vocational diploma/short course certificate and with 3-year working experience.

20 Diagnostic Technicians – Male, 25 to 35 years old, at least with vocational diploma/short course certificate and with 3-year working experience.

15 Pool Technicians – Male, 21 to 37 years old, at least with vocational diploma/short course certificate and with 2-year working experience.

20 AC Technicians – Male, 21 to 45 years old, at least with vocational diploma/short course certificate and with 2-year working experience.

60 General Technicians – Male, 21 to 45 years old, and with 2-year working experience.

50 HVAC Technicians – Male, 21 to 45 years old, and with 2-year working experience.

50 Fire Protection System Technicians – Male, 21 to 45 years old, and with 2-year working experience.

20 Generators and Power Plant Technicians – Male, 25 to 40 years old, at least with vocational diploma/short course certificate and with 5-year working experience.

20 QC Technicians – Male, 23 to 45 years old, at least with vocational diploma/short course certificate and with 2-year working experience.

20 Mechanical Technicians (for elevators) – Male, 25 to 40 years old, at least with vocational diploma/short course certificate and with 3-year working experience.

40 Civil LAB Technicians (concrete) – Male, 22 to 38 years old, with or without experience.

20 Dental Technicians – Male, 22 to 40 years old, at least with Prof’l license (passed board/bar/prof’l license exam) and with 2-year working experience.

20 Radiology Technicians – Female, 22 to 40 years old, at least with Prof’l license (passed board/bar/prof’l license exam) and with 2-year working experience.

25 Laboratory Technicians – Male or female, 21 to 45 years old, at least with Prof’l license (passed board/bar/prof’l license exam) and with 2-year working experience.

20 Diagnostic Technicians – Male, 25 to 35 years old, at least with vocational diploma/short course certificate and with 3-year working experience.

50 HVAC Technicians – Male, 23 to 48 years old, at least with vocational diploma/short course certificate and with 3-year working experience.

 

 

More overseas jobs available here.

** For manpower pooling only. No fees to be collected during the application process. Mag-ingat sa illegal recruiter. **

 

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