The Filipino Overseas Worker: The World’s Most Sought-After Worker

Date Posted: 02/3/2012

There are roughly around 9 million Filipino overseas workers currently deployed around the world. Around 3 million, are working in the Middle East region, in areas such as Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain.

This represents about 10% of the country’s population. Each year, the Philippines send out about 2 million workers to work abroad through its overseas employment programs.

Demonstrating a good grasp of the English language, coupled with unique adaptability, unwavering loyalty and dedication to their jobs, the Filipino worker has a proven track record of being the most sought after worker by their host employers in various parts of the world.

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