Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Union of Catholic Asian News » News Archive » Laid-off Workers Shop For Jobs At Christmastime

Union of Catholic Asian News » News Archive » Laid-off Workers Shop For Jobs At Christmastime: "Daisy Rumbaoa’s expected return from Taiwan this Christmas season is causing her family worries.

The youngest child of a sickly carpenter is among thousands of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) who have lost their jobs as part of a global recession.

Relatives expect her to return this month, her father, Elpidio Rumbaoa, told UCA News on Dec. 6 at his home in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte province, 300 kilometers north of Manila.

“We pray that my daughter can find another job” overseas, the 60-year-old widower said. “She is our family’s hope.”

Latest records of the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency show 6,800 land-based workers from the province were deployed abroad between 2005 and 2007.

Elpidio worries that even if Daisy found work in the Philippines, it would not pay enough for her to continue supporting the family. His daughter has a degree in engineering but failed the Philippine board exams. She left two years ago and has been working in a factory in Taiwan.

Her salary there has enabled her to send home money for her father’s medical expenses and high-school tuition fees of her nieces and nephews.

The Taiwan chapter of Migrante International, an OFW alliance, recorded 2,054 workers as"

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

News Alert for: ofw taiwan

News Alert for: ofw taiwan

Special visas sought for OFW employers
Inquirer.net - Philippines
In a letter sent to President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Friday, the recruiters called for the extension toOFW employers the benefits of Executive Order No ...
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No OFW layoffs in Saudi, says envoy
Manila Bulletin - Philippines
The Saudi diplomat wrote Roque reiterating his assurance amid reports OFWs are being laid off in some countries, including Taiwan...
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Philippine Headline News - Manila,Philippines
The local recruitment industry yesterday reported a slowdown in the hiring of Filipino factory workers inTaiwan and South Korea and the downtrend is ...
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Don’t fret, Arroyo tells laid off OFWs
Inquirer.net - Philippines
By TJ Burgonio Although over 100 Filipino factory workers were retrenched in Taiwan, there are over 1000 job openings in hotels and restaurants awaiting ...
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Through the Looking Glass: Club Dread
Business Mirror - Philippines
... contracts involving our overseas Filipino workers (OFW) were winding down and the prospects of renewals were dim. Specifically, in Taiwan, a list was ...
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Squash-enriched hot pandesal
Manila Bulletin - Philippines
... a former overseas Filipino worker (OFW). With a small capital, Constante planted 2000 square meters to the Phoenix solo squash, a variety from Taiwan ...
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Other Parts of the World DOLE: Displaced OFWs on the rise
Philippine Star - Manila,Philippines
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) yesterday reported that at least 700 more OFWs inTaiwan and other countries were laid off from their jobs. ...
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Gov't sets programs for OFWs displaced by financial crisis
ABS CBN News - Philippines
On Tuesday, 82 OFWs returned to the Philippines after they were laid off in Taiwan. The OFWs laid off from the Ace Company Ltd., a semi-conductor company in ...
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Jobless OFWs to arrive from Taiwan
Inquirer.net - Philippines
Citing reports from Taiwan-based migrant labor groups, Panlilio said some 3000 OFWs were expected to be laid off before the end of the year as Taiwan faced ...
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PGMA orders government agencies to prepare contingency measures ...
Balita.org - Minsterley,England,UK
Reports said that some 300 OFWs have been retrenched from the export and manufacturing companies in Taiwan as a result of global financial crisis. (PNA)
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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The Financial Crunch

The Financial Crunch: "A thousand more overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) have lost their jobs in export-dependent industrial companies of Taiwan, the Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants (APMM) said.

At the same time, a recruiters’ group said the Philippines has lost 20,000 potential caretaker jobs for Taiwan next year due to the omnibus household service workers rules imposed in 2006."