Sunday, April 22, 2018

10,000 Jobs for Filipinos in UAE, Saudi Arabia, UK, Hong Kong


The UAE, Saudi Arabia and Hong Kong alone are in need of more than 10,000 candidates to fill various positions, according to the latest job postings by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).

Saudi Arabia has over 7,000 approved job orders for the month of April and the positions available are for sales personnel, engineers, nurses, cleaners, carpenters, drivers, electricians and plumbers, among many others.

The UAE has over 1,400 vacancies this month for mechanical engineers, nurses, foremen, waiters/waitresses, cleaners, sales staff, secretaries and accountants.

In Hong Kong, recruiters are looking to hire at least 2,400 domestic helpers, while Canada has a few opportunities for caregivers and food service supervisors.

Jobs also await Filipinos who are interested in working in the United Kingdom, which requires nearly 200 nurses.

The list of vacancies was culled from licensed recruitment agencies’ job orders that were coursed through the Philippines’ labour agency.

The Philippines has recently ordered a ban on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Kuwait, following reports of violence against household workers.

Applicants, meanwhile, are advised to avoid using fake documents when applying for a job abroad.

POEA administrator Bernard Olalia said last month that workers found to have committed misrepresentation by submitting fake employment documents will face disciplinary action, including suspension or permanent disqualification from the overseas employment program.

The advisory was issued in the wake of reports that some Filipino nurses in Saudi Arabia were discovered to have submitted false information particularly on their certificates of employment.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

New Job Vacancies at Dubai RTA

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai is hiring and the organisation is encouraging candidates to apply online on its website.The RTA manages roads, Metro, taxi services, tram and water taxi services in the emirate, and ensures they run like clockwork no matter what time of the day or year it is.

Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is the place that is offering excellent opportunities for those professionals who are keen to join one of the leading organizations of Dubai Government.

 Here at RTA," we provide ample growth opportunities & the chances to make a difference in shaping Dubai's image. Our endeavour is to ensure continuous development of our staff by enhancing and developing their competencies & capabilities, with a particular focus on the recruitment & development of UAE Nationals and residents," says the RTA website.

RTA is looking for chief analyst, senior analyst, project manager, chief system specialist and senior engineer among others.

Here are the job details:

Senior System Analyst
Ref. JB3789918
Job Role: Information Technology
Career Level: Mid Career/ Specialist
Job Division: Information Security

Senior Planner
Ref. JB3789890 
Job Role: Other
Career Level: Mid Career/ Specialist
Job Division: Planning & Development Transportation Network

Transport System Operator
Ref. JB3789526
Job Role: Other
Career Level: Mid Career/ Specialist
Job Division: Buses Technical Support Systems

Chief Officer
Ref. JB3788987
Job Role: Other
Career Level: Entry Level
Job Division: IT Infrastructure&Services

Representative
Ref. JB3788685  
Job Role: Other
Career Level: Entry Level
Job Division: Legal Affairs

Senior Engineer
Ref. JB3788155
Job Role: Other
Career Level: Mid Career/ Specialist
Job Division: Inspection

Chief Engineer
Ref. JB3747560 
Job Role: Engineering
Career Level: Mid Career/ Specialist
Job Division: Engineering Support

Project Manager
Ref. JB3787298 
Job Role: Other
Career Level: Mid Career/ Specialist
Job Division: Enterprise Command & Control Center-EC3

Chief Specialist
Ref. JB3701818
Job Role: Other
Career Level: Mid Career/ Specialist
Job Division: Commercial Transport Activities

Senior Specialist
Ref. JB3786484
Job Role: Other
Career Level: Mid Career/ Specialist
Job Division: Dubai Traffic&Roads CEO

Senior Planner
Ref. JB3786144
Job Role: Engineering
Career Level: Mid Career/ Specialist
Job Division: Planning & Performance Monitoring

Chief Specialist - System Integration
Ref. JB3721845
Job Role: Engineering
Career Level: Mid Career/ Specialist
Job Division: Rail System Design Development

Senior Specialist - ATC
Ref. JB3700937
Job Role: Engineering
Career Level: Mid Career/ Specialist
Job Division: Rail System Maintenance


Sunday, April 15, 2018

Marriott International to create 30,000 new jobs


Marriott International announced growth plans for its the Middle East and Africa region following signings for more than 30 properties in the last 12 months and to create 30,000 new jobs across the region over the next five years.



The news came as the group announced ambitious growth plans for the Middle East and Africa region following signings for more than 30 properties and over 5,000 rooms in the last 12 months.

 The signings put Marriott on track to increase its portfolio in the region to nearly 370 hotels an increase of more than 50% over the next five years. This will amount to more than 80,000 rooms across 21 brands, including the introduction in the region of brands such as Edition, Element and AC Hotels by Marriott.

“It is a really exciting time for the Middle East and Africa region’s travel and tourism sector. With clear and ambitious visions set out by regional governments to grow and invest in the sector, the industry is thriving more than ever,” said Alex Kyriakidis, president and managing director, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International.

“At Marriott International, we are proud that we and our owners are opening a huge range of jobs, as well as contributing to the ongoing growth and diversification of the region’s economy.”

Marriott International’s announcement of its growth plans in the region comes ahead of the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference, which has centred its 2018 theme on “Focus on the Future.”

During the annual event, Kyriakidis will join the Regional Leaders in the Hot Seat panel session to discuss how hotel operators are supporting owners and adjusting to a maturing and shifting regional market.

“Marriott International’s growth in the region is a result of consistently delivering value to our owners.  Our long-established presence in the region, global footprint, a compelling portfolio of diverse brands, award-winning loyalty programs and strength of our distribution platforms continue to position us at the forefront, enabling us to leverage trends to benefit our stakeholders in the region,” added Kyriakidis.

 “We remain focused on working with our owners to identify synergies and increase efficiencies across hotels by implementing shared services, remote solutions, complexing of hotels where relevant and possible and by bringing state-of-the-art technology to leverage scale, ultimately improving profitability.”


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

China to hire 300,000 Filipinos, including 100,000 English teachers

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will finalise an agreement that will pave the way for China’s hiring of 300,000 overseas Filipino workers, including 100,000 Filipino English-speaking teachers, a senior official said.

“One of the contentious issues that the two leaders are finalising is the requirement by the Chinese government that they will accredit the Chinese schools that will issue the certification to our English teachers,” Philippine Labour Secretary Silvestre Bello said in China, transcript of which reached his office in Manila.

“We maintain the position that it should be the Philippines that will choose these schools or the colleges that will issue the certification for the Filipino teachers who will be hired to teach English in China,” Bello said.

The Chinese government has offered $1,500 (P78,000 or Dh6,500) a month for a Filipino teacher, Bello said, adding that he and his counterpart scheduled a meeting to finalise the details of the hiring of OFWs.

The number of OFWs going to China could reach 300,000, said Bello adding that China’s Labour Ministry is also looking for Filipino cooks, caregivers, household service workers, musicians, and nurses.

China and the Philippines will forge a bilateral labour agreement to finalise plans to send 300,000 OFWs to China, said Bello. He did not give details.

The Philippines has been seeking bilateral agreements with all the countries where it sends OFWs — especially with receiving countries that have not signed International Labour Organizations’ labour conventions that spell out the rights of migrant workers for the decent job.

The Philippines has forged 13 bilateral labour agreements out of 180 countries where 10 million OFWs are based.Xi and Duterte will attend the Boao Forum in Hainan Province, Asia’s answer to the annual World Economic Forum hosted in Switzerland.

Meanwhile, the Philippines and Kuwait are trying to meet a deadline to forge a bilateral labour agreement for the protection of Filipina maids, said Bello, adding, “The proposed Philippines-Kuwait memorandum of understanding for the protection of Filipina maids is ready for signature. But we have to wait for the President’s approval before (counterpart) labour officials sign it.”

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will finalise an agreement that will pave the way for China’s hiring of 300,000 overseas Filipino workers, including 100,000 Filipino English-speaking teachers, a senior official said.

“One of the contentious issues that the two leaders are finalising is the requirement by the Chinese government that they will accredit the Chinese schools that will issue the certification to our English teachers,” Philippine Labour Secretary Silvestre Bello said in China, transcript of which reached his office in Manila.

“We maintain the position that it should be the Philippines that will choose these schools or the colleges that will issue the certification for the Filipino teachers who will be hired to teach English in China,” Bello said.

The Chinese government has offered $1,500 (P78,000 or Dh6,500) a month for a Filipino teacher, Bello said, adding that he and his counterpart scheduled a meeting to finalise the details of the hiring of OFWs.

The number of OFWs going to China could reach 300,000, said Bello adding that China’s Labour Ministry is also looking for Filipino cooks, caregivers, household service workers, musicians, and nurses.

China and the Philippines will forge a bilateral labour agreement to finalise plans to send 300,000 OFWs to China, said Bello. He did not give details.

The Philippines has been seeking bilateral agreements with all the countries where it sends OFWs — especially with receiving countries that have not signed International Labour Organizations’ labour conventions that spell out the rights of migrant workers for the decent job.

The Philippines has forged 13 bilateral labour agreements out of 180 countries where 10 million OFWs are based.Xi and Duterte will attend the Boao Forum in Hainan Province, Asia’s answer to the annual World Economic Forum hosted in Switzerland.

Meanwhile, the Philippines and Kuwait are trying to meet a deadline to forge a bilateral labour agreement for the protection of Filipina maids, said Bello, adding, “The proposed Philippines-Kuwait memorandum of understanding for the protection of Filipina maids is ready for signature. But we have to wait for the President’s approval before (counterpart) labour officials sign it.”