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S.Korea, Hungary open caregiver, factory worker jobs to OFWs

New opportunities for overseas Filipino workers have opened in South Korea and Hungary, the Department of Migrant Workers said.

According to a "24 Oras" report by JP Soriano on Thursday, DMW officer-in-charge Hans Cacdac said that South Korea and the Philippines have begun talks on expanding the employment permit system for OFWs intending to work in Korea and the creation of a bilateral labor agreement.

“We are interested in sending Filipino caregivers to Korea because you know Filipino caregivers have earned the high reputation, good reputation worldwide and that would be, in our view, a win-win partnership between our two countries,” said South Korean Ambassador Lee Sang-hwa.

“They want to allow the entry of caregivers to Korea on a pilot-run basis but only through a government hiring facility,” said Cacdac.

Meanwhile, Hungary is also opening its doors to more than 6,000 factory and skilled workers in the Philippines.

“The Hungarian government for their part assured not just an expedited process for hired qualified Filipino workers but also adequate protection for our Filipino workers,” the DMW officer-in-charge said.

Cacdac said that OFWs who pursue jobs in both countries will receive proper salaries, good benefits, and adequate protection as agreed upon on their contracts.

“Huwag papatol sa illegal recruiter, siguraduhing dumaan sa Department of Migrant Workers, and merong particular skills training certification requirement through TESDA accredited institutions,” Cacdac said. — Jiselle Anne C. Casucian/BM, GMA Integrated News