SABANGAN, Mountain Province – The Manila-based Philippine Human Resource Global Information Center (PHGIC) disclosed there will be a significant increase in the demand for hospitality workers in developed countries by next year which will definitely help in providing qualified local applicants with greater opportunities to work in said countries.
However, PHGIC president and general manager Clark Dexter Badaran clarified that the available jobs for hospitality workers will be dishwashers and those in the housekeeping work in numerous hotels and accommodation establishments in the first world countries with the expected recovery of the global tourism industry from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He announced that among the priority areas where the company will be sourcing out the desired manpower of the hotels in the first world countries include Mountain Province which is one of the company’s major sources of manpower for the numerous farms in Japan, especially for farm workers that had already been issued a national certification for having completed the required training for their chosen skills.
In the case of the expected hiring of hospitality workers, the PHGIC official explained that graduates of hotel and restaurant management or any related 4-year courses are not qualified for the said jobs that will be offered as they are considered to be overqualified for these jobs and to avoid the possibility of the workers transferring to other high paying jobs once deployed to their employers in the first world countries.
He said that appropriate announcements will be made on the number of hospitality workers needed by prospective employers abroad in the coming months once the requirements shall have been finalized to ensure their smooth deployment once they are qualified for the jobs after undergoing the required screening, among other related tests.
According to him, the gradual and safe revival of the global tourism industry is also opening the job opportunities for the workers in the hospitality industry who had also been heavily impacted by the closure of the tourism establishments during the implementation of the series of lockdowns to contain the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus.
Badaran emphasized that interested applicants should be patient when trying their luck for overseas employment because the requirements and processes they have to submit and undergo will be tedious and stringent unlike when applying for a job locally.
He said that applicants should remember that what is important is for them to be able to show their desire and willingness to be away from their families and work for their welfare in a foreign land because they want a brighter future for their families.
At present, the PHGIC is working on the deployment of workers from the different parts of the province to various work sites in Japan pursuant to a privately-initiated program known as the Join Us for Progress: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs which is a partnership between the company and the Dominguez family that had been going on for over 3 years now that earlier started with the deployment of caregivers to Japan before it expanded to farm workers and other skills in the present set up.