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Estrada urges gov’t to ensure OFWs’ employment in Saudi Arabia 07/09/2011

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Estrada urges gov’t to ensure OFWs’ employment in Saudi Arabia

07/09/2011
Senate President Pro Tempore Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada yesterday urged the government to fight tooth and nail to keep jobs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as well as in other destination countries available to Filipino workers.

At the same time he wanted to strengthen industries in the country to be able to boost and expand local employment.

“Our government should exert all efforts to provide overseas jobs, as well as local employment, to our countrymen,” said Estrada, concurrent chairman of the Senate committee on labor, employment and human resources development and the congressional oversight committee on labor and employment (COCLE).

The senator aired the call, especially to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) amid the KSA government’s decision to strictly implement “Saudization,” or policy on prioritizing employment for their nationals over foreign workers in Saudi-owned firms, as well as its “freeze hiring” on household service workers (HSWs) from the Philippines and other countries..... MORE

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