- Czech Republic welcomes skilled Filipino workers
- It is the first time the European country opened its doors for OFWs
For the first time ever, the Czech Republic formally opened its doors to offer jobs for Filipinos.
According to Czech Ambassador to the Philippines Jaroslav Olsa Jr., their country needs help to add up to the workforce.
“We understand that we need more skilled workers to come in and support our industrialization programs, working in our companies,” said Olsa in an interview with ABS-CBN News.
Among the jobs that Filipinos can apply to are the following:
- manufacturing technician
- warehouse manager
- warehouse worker
- forklift operator
Although there is no official bilateral labor agreement between Czech Republic and the Philippines, the visa ruling are now being organized.
Olsa made the announcement early so that Filipinos can prepare for the possible jobs.
Olsa recognizes the Filipinos being dedicated and positive with their jobs.
“We are also a Christian and Catholic country… we know that Filipinos are hardworking and nice people, they are smiling, positive,” he said.
The authorities, however, remind the Filipinos to be careful in applying jobs abroad.
“Kailangan ‘yong kanilang employer kasama ang accomodation pati ‘yong insurance … dapat dumaan sa tamang proseso … na ‘yong recruitment ay dapat ethical,” said Jed Dayang, charge d’affaires at the Philippine Embassy in Prague, Czech Republic. [Their employer must include the accomodation and insurance… the recruitment should undergo the proper process and should be ethical].
Czech Republic also plans to employ workers from Mongolia and Ukraine.