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Trabaho para sa pinoy! Villar calls on Pinoys abroad to apply in gov’t infra program

Villar calls on Pinoys abroad to apply in gov’t infra program
By Ferdinand Patinio
MANILA — Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar has reiterated his call for Filipino professionals abroad to apply for jobs in the country as the government embarks on over 200 infrastructure projects under the Infrastructure Cluster’s Performance and Projects Roadmap (IC-PRR), and with 75 flagship projects prioritized under the Build, Build, Build (BBB) infrastructure program.

In an interview, the DPWH chief noted that there is a big demand on engineers, skilled and unskilled construction workers since there would be many construction of structures slated this year and in the coming years.

“The BBB is a big project. There is a huge demand on engineers, construction (workers). We have many fellow Filipinos abroad, particularly engineers. This is your chance to be able to go back and work in the country. There are many job opportunities in the construction,” he said at the sidelines of the first “Tatak ng Pagbabago” pre-State of the Nation Address (SONA) Forum in Pasay City on Friday.

“The country has a huge population and we have many skilled labor. What’s needs to be done (is) to connect the skilled labor to opportunities, that’s why we created a website for our overseas Filipino workers (OFWs),” he explained.

Villar was referring to the “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs,” an online job site aimed at consolidating all employment opportunities from all concessionaires and construction companies involved in the government’s flagship infrastructure program.

It was launched in June and is set to provide at least 14,000 jobs, and is accessible to the public via www.build.gov.ph.

Asked if the salaries of professionals abroad will match the pay they will get once employed in the country, he said, “With the high demand is equal to high salaries. Eventually, the compensation of our engineers and construction workers will increase. It is visible in the countryside since the demand is increasing and we see it continuing.”

Under the BBB programs, the government is set to construct roads, bridges, airport, railways among others, covering 2017 to 2022. (PNA)

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