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Hiring: Which sectors in the PH have jobs now?

THE EMPLOYMENT PROBLEM: Not too many months ago, the world spiraled into a dark economic recession. Businesses had to close, and some employees were left to face the world jobless. 

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Now, small establishments are opening up, and extending their business hours, while quarantine protocols are becoming less strict. We’re tackling the future together, slowly, and cautiously.

If you want to be part of this rebirth, whether you’re needing a change in career or permanent employment, here are the top industries in the country hiring right now:

The Future: Business Process Outsourcing (BPOs)

Last October 28, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) firm Teleperformance Philippines announced its intention to launch and expand its venture. This will open up at least 3,000 regular jobs for Filipino jobseekers.

Another BPO firm, Alorica, has also announced its intention to open job positions for K-12 graduates

“We also support the government’s K to 12 program, so we’re starting to consider some functional areas for senior high school graduates provided they are 18 years of age,” said Alorica senior vice president Jojo Uligan. 

Strengthening the State: Opportunities in Government

As our transition to a “new normal” continues, the government is opening its doors for all the help they can get. A new mandate has allowed agencies to hire contractual workers until the end of 2023.

You can also check your city’s website or social media pages for job opportunities. In connection, the government of Valenzuela City has launched its online portal for its residents seeking employment.

 The Valenzuela Trabaho website seeks to connect job seekers and employers in these troubled times.

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Build, Build, Build: Construction Industry

The government has lifted its ban on deploying construction workers abroad. This is according to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). 

Requests for construction workers are coming in, that’s why the agency has decided to start processing construction worker deployment to some countries, including the Guantanamo Bay Camp in Cuba. 

“We are now looking at how to help and provide our construction workers jobs abroad,” said POEA chief Bernardo Olalia. 

To ensure the supply of laborers for the country’s “Build, Build, Build” program, the government had to mandate a ban on overseas construction deployment.

Other industries such as the Education and Healthcare industries also share the same recruitment need across the country.

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