Hottest job in PH: Call center agents

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Want to earn quickly? Apply for a job in call centers.

According to the Bureau of Local Employment (BLE), a call center agent is the hottest job in the Philippines with supply unable to match the demand.

BLE data on www.phil-job.net showed that from April 22 to 29, vacancies for call center agents reached 2,757.

Next on the list of top 20 vacancies is production machine operator, followed by sales clerk and laborer.

For possible overseas as well as local employment, the demand is highest for machine operators at 1,002 vacancies, followed by steelmen at 910, domestic helpers, production and factory workers, heavy truck drivers, private housekeepers and welders.

The BLE said the ranking of hot jobs changes from week to week but not by much, indicating that the same jobs have been in demand for about a year.

Other sought-after jobs are merchandiser, technical support staff, promo salesperson, customer service assistant, cashier, office clerk, delivery driver, sales officer and motorcycle driver.

Big demand overseas

Jose Mari Mercado, president and chief executive officer of the Business Processing Association of the Philippines (BPAP), told the Inquirer that he was not surprised that the job of the call center agent emerged as the hottest in the Philippines because of the great demand for contact center services, particularly in the United States, Australia and New Zealand.

Mercado noted that the Philippines was the world’s leading provider of contact services and that ranking was not expected to be wrested anytime soon with the industry expected to grow by another 18-20 percent this year.

Data from BPAP, the umbrella organization for business process outsourcing services, showed that the industry employed a total of 770,000 at the end of 2012, of which over 500,000, or 65 percent, were in the call center industry. This year, the employment number is expected to increase to 960,000 with the call center industry still accounting for about 65 percent.

1 to 1.5 for every 10

Filling that demand, however, remained a challenge as only 1 to 1.5 for every 10 applicants get hired.

“Hiring is one of our challenges. Yes, we speak English, but not the level of English that the industry is looking for. Graduates usually trip when they engage in free-flowing conversation, and when we talk about business communication,” explained Mercado.

Training program

He said, however, that the industry had been able to respond to this challenge through the training program bankrolled by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda). The so-called near-hires, or those who fall just a little short of requirements, get 100 hours of training in communication from an accredited Tesda training institution so that they can meet industry standards. BPAP provided the curriculum and manages the P350-million training program.

Mercado said that some 46,500, or over 70 percent, of those who went through the program landed jobs.

Call center agents earn a starting basic salary of between P11,000 and P14,000 a month. They also get a night differential and some of the leading call center companies provide transport and meal allowances.

“We see the demand for call center agents to continue to go up. It is a good job that provides opportunities for growth,” said Mercado.

Due to economy growth

The demand for skilled labor in the construction industry was attributed to the general growth in the economy, said Miguel Varela, president of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI).

The PCCI continues to work with the Department of Education to tighten the link between what the industry needs and the skills that the college graduates end up with, Varela said. “We need to focus more on what the industry needs so that the graduates will immediately have a job after school.”

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  • ARIKUTIK

    Ang paniking tulog sa araw at pag gabi ay lumilipad kung tawagin noon ay “Call Girl”. Ngayon ay “Call Center Girl” …… Yeheyyyyyyy….. umunlad na ang Pilipinas.

  • TinimbangNgunitKulang

    Poor college graduates. Spending those long years in a classroom just to be answering telephones.

    • http://twitter.com/AgsGer Ger Ags

      sad but the reality bites.

  • Susie Percy

    Isang malaking KAGAGUHAN!!!!Ayaw KONTROLLIN ang POPULASION, sangkaterbang nagtapos….ang pinkamalaking AMBISION ay maging Call center agent???hahahahah!kawawa naman kayo mag peepnos!!papaano ba naman, nasa harap na ang PROBLEMA–mga UTAK DILIS kasi kaya HINDI maintindihan ang SIMPLENG PROBLEMA ng POPUUULASION!!mga BOBO!!!Bagay senior yang estiuupido nion bnsa, kasi puros kayo mga estuupido!!!may pa lasaale-lasaaale at ateneo pa kayo nalalaman!!!mga BANBAN naman!!!Mga pelipinos na WAALANg mga BINATBAT!!!kaya paal sa buon asia kasulasulalol ang hitsuura ng bnsa nio!!!

  • Susie Percy

    Bakit ganian kayo mga pepinos???mga utak dilis ba kayo???Bakit ayaw nio KONTROLLIN yang POPULASION nio????Kaya lalao puma-PANGIT ang hitsuura ng pinas eh…atsaka sa mga nagsipagtapos???Wala mnamang trabaho kundi mag-PUNAS ng PWET sa ibang bnsa???palibhasa mga UTAK-ALIPIN kayo mga peepnos eh…BAKIT GANIAN KAYO???aah.alam ko na , kasi nga naman WALA naman akyo KNOCEPTO ng DIGNIDAD at KARANGALAN sa LAHI!!!Basta pabayaan lng na mag anak ng mag-anaak ang mag mabababang mga klase!!!at pagkatapos maging CALL Center agent???PROUD ka na doon???katawa-tawa kayo mga pepenios!!BAKIT HINDI nio palaganapin at paramihin ang mga INDUSTRIAS na base sa mga SKILL na mula sa AGHAM at TEKNOLOHIYA-Hindi ung puros pag-pupunas ng PWET sa ibang bnsa ang ina-AMBISION nio!!!Palbhasa karamihan senior mga mabababang mga klase,,kaya laalo nalulugmok ang pinas eh..Mga mabababang kalse na nga, mga WALA png PAGMAMAHAL sa bnsang Pilipinas!!!

    • Dennis mercado

      kailangan mo ng magpatingin sa doctor matindi na yang sakit mo

    • txtman

      THANK YOU SA MGA MADAMING OFWs
      BUTI NA LANG MADAMING TAYONG EXPORTS NA PINOYS
      MATAKOT KA
      PAG-KUMUNTI NA MGA PINOY EXPORTS
      PITIFUL

  • jonathan ortega

    hay namn ang mga nag reply dito utak…hindi ko mlaman kng anong klaseng utak …yung call center ay sagot lng nman ng kakulangan sa trabaho sa ibang sektor ng pilipinsa.. ikaw susie percy mukhang ang kitid ng utak mo….. at saka ang hangin mo prang pinalabas mo na nsa ibang bansa ka…kung tututusin naghihirap ka rin jan ipokritang bakla….hindi mo kasi alam ang trabaho ng mga kol centr kng gano gnagamit ang utak….

  • Dennis mercado

    SUSIE PERCY nakalabas kana nman sa mental hospital;uminom kana ng gamot mo

  • txtman

    OMG!
    HOTTEST JOB IN THE PHILIPPINES
    IS CALL CENTER AGENT?
    ANO YAN BS CALL CENTER AGENT?
    KAWAWA NAMAN ANG PILIPINAS NIYAN
    HANGANG NGAWA NA LANG PALA MGA PINOYS
    PITIFUL
    AHAHAHAHA

    • Dennis mercado

      yan ba ang turo ng mga magulang mo ang manlait sa kapwa kawawa ka nman

      • txtman

        HINDI AKO NANG-LALAIT
        IM JUST POINTING IT OUT
        NA DAPAT HINDI LANG TAYO
        MATUTUWA NA SA CALL CENTER AGENT
        THESE PEOPLE HAVE VARIOUS COLLEGE DEGREES
        IT IS PITIFUL THAT THEY CANNOT PRACTICE
        THEIR EDUCATION
        SIMPLY BECAUSE THERE ARE NO JOBS INTHE PH
        GETS MO?
        IF NOT, WHY BOTHER GET A COLLEGE DEGREE?
        WAG KA KASI MAGPAIKOT BASTA-BASTA SA GOBYERNO
        USE YOUR BRAIN
        BE OPEN MINDED
        AT WAG MAGING BALAT SIBUYAS
        .
        A BALAT SIBUYAS LIKE YOU
        CANNOT SURVIVE IN THE CALL CENTER WORLD INENG
        PRANGKA MGA TAONG TUMATAWAG
        PITIFUL
        TYPICAL PINOY KA NGA
        NAGAGALIT PAG-PINIPOINT OUT ANG MALI
        PITIFUL

      • jonathan ortega

        WELL MR TXTMAN IF HINDI KA NANGLAIT U SHOULD AT LEAST USE UR KOKOTI… DPAT D2 MAG COMMENT MGA BROAD MINDED…KNG ILAGAY MO SARILI D2 SA PINAS KATATAPOS MO LANG MAG ARAL….SA TINGIN MO MAKAKKTA KA BA AGAD NG WORK…BE REALISTIC SIR…AT LEAST CALL CENTERS ARTE THERE TO HELP..SA TINGIN MO BA FOREVER NA ANG MGA YUN NA MAG WORK DUN KNG TINGIN MO MAGANDA ANG PROFESSION MO??? PLS THINK ABOUT IT B4 COMMENTING THOSE SILLY REMARKS..

      • txtman

        SILLY REMARKS?
        AHAHAHAHA
        INENG, HOW CAN YOU SOLVE A PROBLEM
        IF YOU KEEP ON AVOIDING THE ISSUE
        AND KEEP ON RATIONALIZING IT
        MAKAKAKITA KA NG WORK
        KUNG MADAMING JOB VACANCIES
        AS SIMPLE AS THAT
        USE YOUR KOKOTE HA
        KASI PEOPLE LIKE YOU CANNOT SURVIVE
        IN THE CORPORATE WORLD
        HILIG KA KASI SA “PWEDE NA YAN”
        KAYA PARATING KULELAT ANG PINAS
        SASABIHIN SA IYO “IT IS NOT ENOUGH”
        ABA, MAGAGALIT?
        IMBES NA ANG SASABIHIN
        “ANONG GAGAWIN NATIN?” OR
        “OO NGA, MAY MALI LETS FIX IT”
        PERO HINDI, AS USUAL TYPICAL PINOY
        HURT ANG FEELINGS
        IIYAK, MAGRARASON OR MAGAGALIT
        WILL IT SOLVE THE PH MAIN PROBLEM?
        NOPE
        SO, STOP BEING BALAT SIBUYAS
        PITIFUL

    • txtman SUPOTiful Bading

      AHAHAY!
      OMGG!
      ANG BITTER NA BADING!
      PAPA TXTMAN, AMININ MO NA LANG KASI NA KAYA KA NAGBIBITTER DYAN
      EH DAHIL HINDI KA TINANGGAP NUNG CALL CENTER NA INAPPLYAN MO

      AHAHAHAHAY!

      PITIFUL

      • txtman

        WOW! BALIK ULIT ANG CIRCUS
        MISSED KO NA RIN ITONG
        UNGGOY NA NAGSASALITA
        BANANA OH, MAY CONDOM PA YAN
        PITIFUL
        AHAHAHAHA

  • sigena

    5 year nag hirap sa college tapos mag call center agent.

    • buddy

      5 years nga naghirap sa college hindi naman pumasa sa board exam like civil engineering and nursing graduates kaya syempre sa field na dapat sana yun ang pasukan nila hindi sila maha-hire doon kaya ang bagsak call center agent na lang. Kung magbabasa ka ng classified ads ang daming company naghahanap ng mga professionals like sa mga engineering, pero bakit hirap sila makakuha? Kasi nga bagsak sa mga exams at interviews ang mga applicants alangan naman i-hire nila yung hindi naman competent. Kaya ang point ko hindi lahat ng college graduates eh karapat-dapat nga sa field na kinuha nila kaya call center ang bagsak nila.

  • delpillar

    gamitin lang ang pagiging call centre agents, just like any other jobs, as stepping stone.

    Maraming call centre agents ang may condo na ngayon at nakakapagtravel hanggang El Nido at Coron Palawan, at even Macau and Hongkong. Panis na ang Boracay.

    Dati rin akong call centre/technical support staff sa isang company abroad nung bigla nawalan ako ng trabaho. Mostly ay technical support by email. For one year and a half, habang nagtatrabaho as contact centre, ay nag-ipon ng pera para makabili ng Hewlett-Packard na Rack-mount Servers at DELL Tower Server at nag-aral ng Windows 2000/2003 noon, Bumili rin ako ng CISCO Network Engineer exam DVD reviewer. Bumili rin ako ng PUBLIC Network IP Address at Fiber Optic Connection at saka Wifi Routers, Naging malaking salespoint ko na natuto ako ng Windows Server 2003 noon at nagkaroon ng malaking knowledge sa Networking.

    • PinoyDude

      Happy for your success kapatid. I hope other people who read this article will see your comment.

      You’ve invested in yourself by adding more skills.

  • marienkind

    If TV stations didn’t start dubbing every children’s program on TV to Tagalog we wouldn’t have as hard a time to train these kids to speak proper English. I’m not against call center jobs. Let’s not kid ourselves at the idea that there’s opportunities for everybody in all other industries. Having a job beats having none at all. And personally, I’m surprised how increasingly technical some of those CS jobs get. The guys I work with border on software developer-level analysis, so to generalize the whole thing as brain deadening work is just that – a generalization.

  • PinoyDude

    My advice to those working as call center agents is from Warren Buffet:

    Investing in yourself is the best thing you can do. Anything that improves your own talents; nobody can tax it or take it away from you. They can run up huge deficits and the dollar can become worth far less. You can have all kinds of things happen. But if you’ve got talent yourself, and you’ve maximized your talent, you’ve got a tremendous asset that can return ten-fold.

  • Anqui

    Philippine Call Center Agents are very well verse in English communication. I salute Filipino agents who I feel are far far better than those from India because of Americanize English pronunciation. Agents from India are very hard to understand and are very arrogant, compared to Pinoys who are very accommodating, but sometimes TOO conversational. I hope they are entitled of Basic Benefits, like Medical, Vacation , and Dental which are all provided by American Employer to permanent employees. I am sure that Call Center Agents in American companies had experienced culture shock regarding work ethic, because of strict time structure at work space. At the very least many Filipinos are enjoying good paying jobs and steady employment from being Americanized!!!

  • delpillar

    Yun ang medyo problema sa Pilipinas.
    Masyadong degree-oriented ang mga tao.
    Porket baccalaureate courses ang kinuha, working as call centre agents and away from the college degree na pinag-aralan ay degrading na at humiliating na ang pagtingin.

    As as I always mentioned na more than 10 countries na ang napuntahan ko, those countries and their people are not degree oriented. All kinds of jobs kahit hindi sya actually related sa tinapos mong kurso ay OK na OK basta hindi PAGNANAKAW ng HINDI SA YO at PERA NG BAYAN.

    Sa ibang bansa, kahit tapos na ng DEGREE ay hindi pa rin makakapagyabang na ENGINEER NA TALAGA SYA.

    Everything starts or reset to ZERO once na nakapasok ka na sa company. The company will train you as ENGINEER and the like but having a DEGREE does not guarantee that you would have COMPREHENSION at LEARNING ABILITY.

    By the way, all degrees in the Philippines (except for M.D.) ay hindi naman talaga Baccalaureate Degree sa ibang bansa. Everybody graduate from High-school there at18 years old. Then marami pa ang nag-rereview para makapasok sa universities at pumupunta pa sa review centre for 1 year para makapasa sa desired university. So to have a baccalaureate degree, one should graduate at 22 or 23 years old. Those graduating at 20 years old are considered vocational or special colleges only.

  • koolkid_inthehouse

    University graduates no speak english? Philippine call centers should also study cultures of other countries they are servicing.

  • CmdrAdobo

    Should work as R&D or become engineers. They will get at least 4-5 times than call center.

  • Christian Harvey

    Most fresh grads are good in english specially in writing. The problem is that they are not used to conversing in english. Universities should immerse their students in conversational english by implementing EOP during class, group discussion, make students discuss in front of the class or anything that will force students to talk. Way back in college most of the time i just listen to my english teacher. She will do all the talking and the rest of us do the taking notes. Hence we end up acquiring skills in writing more than talking in english.

  • Guest

    Itong mga Obispo, wala sa hulog. makabanat lang kung ano-ano ang sinasabi, kulang naman sa facts. Ang tanong..may naitulong ba ang CBCP para makalikha ng trabaho?

  • Christian Harvey

    though tama naman talaga na parang nasasayang lang degree kung papasok lang sa call center pero it is practicality sa pamilyang mahirap. ito ang pinakapractical to earn a decent salary right away. oo nga nagamit degree pero kapos naman sahod so kapos din naproprovide sa pamilya so walang kwenta din. malaki ang difference ng sahod ng regular companies kumpara sa call center. when i started sa industry way back in 2006 as a fresh grad i am already getting 17k na offer kumpara sa mga kabatch ko na halos minimum lang sinasahod. now fast forward 7yrs halos 20k lang sinasahod nila kumpara sa sinasahod ko napag iwanan ko na sila. isa pa ang trabaho sa call center challenging dahil may stats o kumbaga grades na kelangan mo imaintain, ang quality ng gawa mo lagi chinecheck, lagi may coaching with supervisors, may brainstorming, big deal ang late na 1min, halos bawal umabsent, higit sa lahat ang promotion ay based sa stat or grades or capability mo. intellectually one will grow and machachallenge sa environment na ito else you will end up quitting. kung tutuusin mas madali nga ang trabaho sa regular companies. pasok ka lang, gawa ng trabaho, uwi. the next day un na naman. very dull at mas nakakabobo and on top of that ang promotion most of the time based on seniority. sa call center pag napromote ka at may nagquestion syo pwede isampal mo ang grades mo. sa regular company there is no way of finding out if mahirap malaman.

  • Richard Road

    I must say, swerte-swertihan lang din kung makakapasok ang isang jobhunter sa isang call center. I was a customer service assistant and during my 8th year with my former company, sinubukan ko lumipat sa isang call center pero hindi talaga nauukol. At napagisip-isip ko na malaki nga naman ang sahod pero sa laki ng tax na kakaltasin sa sahod mo, nagpasya na lang akong magtrabaho sa ibang bansa at mas lumaki pa ang pagkakataon kong magkaroon ng mas malawak na kakayahan.

  • Oniichan, its too big

    no career progression. who cares anyway when you got huge bucks

  • Pinaslover

    Sana wag na isama sa hot jobs ang domestic helpers. Dapat pigilan na ng gobyerno ang pagtaas ng bilang ng domestic helpers sa abroad instead magcreate ang gobyerno ng livelihood assistance para sa kanila gaya ng livelihood training at financial assistance para sa pagsisimula ng negosyo. Malaking tulong yung cash transfer sa mga mahihirap pero dapat binibigyan din sila ng livelihood training habang beneficiary sila to equipt our poor kababayans with skills for self sustainance. Ang cash transfer ay temporary solution lang..pag tinanggal balik sa dati uli ang buhay.
    Isa pang dapat bigyang pansin ang mga farmers at fishermen natin kasi sila yung mostly nasa below poverty line accdg to national statistics. Kapag ang mga nasa agricultural sector natin ay may sapat na kita..di nasila luluwas pa ng Maynila para makipagsapalaran.

  • shane oy

    without reading the contents all i can say —- EWWWWWW!

    dapat makita natin : “we are in very sorry state”

  • Ako_Hiking

    Ironically enough these jobs are in the country today thanks to former President Gloria and her Administration. The IT/BPO sector and the ‘boom’ was initiated and occurred during her Administration in and around 2004. Aquino should commend Gloria for what she initiate since that is still creating jobs during his Administration which has major problems with unemployment.

  • Brax82

    Ok naman sa BPO industry. Tanggalin mo lang ung mga bading…

  • go88

    Is that the purpose of K12 education? Abnoy once said with K12 students would not even need to finish their degree in order to get a job …

    Finish high school, eventually study a couple of years and then work in the call centre what a perspective!!! Still better than maid, construction worker or entertainer abroad, right Abnoy?

  • natan258

    I love Philippines so please be open to my comment. I work here in US and I know one big company directing most of their customer service calls to Philippines. American english accent cannot be learned unless you go to years of regular schooling in a US elementary, high school or college. So for the agents there in the Philippines servicing US-based customers, the basic requirement I believe is not the accent but grammar and pronunciation. It’s good to learn accent but it is likely impossible. So just master the basic subject-verb agreement and take time to learn to pronounce words as prescribed in Merriam-Webster dictionary, the way Americans speak their language. Again not the accent but just properly pronouncing each word backed with correct grammar and product information.

    • RidersOnTheStorm

      Learn how to speak English – not American

  • Descarte5E

    Ohhh that’s very promising BLE. We have millions of college graduates, and what is the available jobs in the market? Machine operators, sales clerk, laborers? And yes call center agents where work-life balance is so poor. P11K – P14K starting salaries? And where are those centers mostly located? Makati/Metro Manila. In Makati, how much do call center workers have to pay for meals? The salary is enough for an agent himself but if he/she has a family? Forget about it. Anyway, I know what you say, at least you tried and at least there are jobs available. So are we not happy about your news? Oh yes, a big round of applause!!!

    Sabi ng gobyerno, most in demand ay OFW at call center jobs. Kaya ang solusyon, K-12, di mo na kailangan ng college degree basta alam mo na ang tamang ikot ng turnilyo, pwede ka mag OFW. Di mo na rin kelangan ng kung anu anong degree, mag aral ka ng lang ng English o kung ano mang ibang language para pasok ka kaagad sa call center.

    Alam nyo ba mga kababayan na ang OFW at call center ay halos pareho lang pagdating sa issue ng pamilya? Ang mga OFW ay malayo sa pamilya. Ang call center agents although nasa Pinas nga, karamihan ay grave yard shift. Padating ang mga anak galing school paalis naman si Nanay at si Tatay papasok ng office.
    Minsan nagtaka rin ang bata, “Mommy bakit nagyoyosi ka na rin gaya ngi Daddy?” Tapos, kahit antok na si Mommy pagdating sa bahay syempre kailangan pa rin prepare pagkain at baon ng mga anak bago pa sya makatulog. Malaki ang effect sa health ng call center agents sa nature ng work nila at sa 11-14K a month afford kaya nila? Do the government address those issues?

    • txtman SUPOTiful Bading

      BITTER? AHAHAY!
      MAG ARAL KA MAIGI DONGDONG, HINDI BAGAY SAYO ANG HANDLE MO AT NAPAGHAHALATAANG WALA KANG “DESCARTE” SA BUHAY

      MAGSAMA KAYO NI TXTMAN, BAGO MAGKATIPUHAN PA KAYO DAHIL PAREHO KAYO NG OUTLOOK IN LIFE. PAREHO RIN SIGURO KAYONG BADING.

      AHAHAHAHAY

      PITIFUL

      • Descarte5E

        It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well. Descartes

      • txtman SUPOTiful Bading

        DOESN’T SEEM LIKE YOU’RE USING YOURS THOUGH

        AHAHAY! WAG MASYADONG BITTER SA MGA CALL CENTER AGENTS. MAS MARAMI PANG CONTRIBUTION SA SOCIETY YAN KESA SA MGA BITTER NA KATULAD MO.

        PALITAN MO QUOTE MO, KAWAWA NAMAN SI RENE DESCARTES… GAWIN MONG

        COGITO ERGO SUM. I THINK THEREFORE I AM.

        PITIFUL

      • Descarte5E

        My post is for the government to improve the pitiful situation of call center agents, like ensuring that employers provide them the right health benefits.

        “Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense: no one thinks he needs more of it than he already has”. Descartes

      • txtman SUPOTiful Bading

        AHAHAY BETTER NA ANG QUOTE MO PAPA
        BAGAY SAYO YAN
        COMMON SENSE SIGURO NA ANG HEALTH BENEFITS NG MGA YAN EH SAGOT NG MGA HMO

        PAREHO RIN ANG DIGA MO SA AMING MGA OFWs.
        KUNG MAKAPAGSALITA KA EH AKALA MO NAPAKAGALING MO DUMISKARTE. HUWAG MAGING ARMCHAIR EXPERT. LEARN BY EXPERIENCE PAPA! NASUBUKAN MO NA BA MAGHUGAS NG PWET NG MGA AMERIKANONG MATATANDA? YUN ANG TRABAHO KO AS OFW EH. O, DIGAHAN MO NA ANG PAGKA “DEGRADING” NG TRABAHO KO! MAS MAGALING KA KASI EH.

        BY THE WAY, YANG KAMAY NA PINANGHUHUGAS KO NG PWET NG MGA GERIATRIC EH SYA RING KAMAY NA PINAGMAMANUHAN NG MGA PAMANGKIN KO PAG UWI GALING ISKWELAHAN. AIN’T NO SHAME IN THAT HOMMES!
        DI NAMIN KELANGAN NG TULONG MO O NG GOBYERNO BECAUSE WE DO IT OURSELVES. AT LEAST NAPAG ARAL KO PA SILA DITO.

        PITIFUL

      • Descarte5E

        Sige na nga, isang post na lang. Kasi malamang di lang tayo dito sa artcle na to magkaroon ng palitan ng kuro kuro.

        OFW din ako TITA. Malawak ang pag iisip at pang unawa. Kailangan yan dahil kung hindi mahirap mag survive as an OFW sa paligid ng mga banyagang amo. Hindi rin dapat maging complacent at kailangan laging tahakin ang landas ng pag unlad dahil hindi nauubos yan. Siguro sang ayon ka dyan at yan din ang tinuturo mo sa mga anak mo. Naniniwala ako na malaki ang pag asa ng Pilipinas, yan ay kung makakapagtalaga ang mamayan ng mga taong mamumuno ng maayos. Oo nga at maganda ang takbo ng ekonomiya ng bansa sa ngayon pero napakarami pa ng oportunidad para lumago pa and pag unlad. Hindi rin ako umaasa sa gobyerno, pero lubha akong sasaya kung makikita kong totoong maunlad at mapayapa ang bayan dahil pagbalibaliktarin pa man ang balat at buto ko Pilipino pa rin ako.

      • txtman SUPOTiful Bading

        AHAHAY! SANA SINABI MO OFW KA RIN
        DI NA SANA KITA INAWAY =) PASENSYA NA
        +100 RESPECT SAYO
        TAMA KA YAN ANG TINUTURO KO SA MGA PAMANGKIN KO

        GUSTO KO RIN MAGKAROON NG PAG ASA NA AAYOS PA ANG PILIPINAS PERO HANGGAT BASURA ANG NAGPAPATAKBO SA GOBYERNO EH WALA TALAGA MANGYAYARI.

  • mewo_meow

    Mayroong good and bad side ang job na ito. Sa good side, nagbigay ito ng pag-asa sa mga undergrads at sa mga applicants na age 35-45. Sa bad side, ang effects ng night shift ay terible. Di worth it ang sahod na 11-14k sa mga panahong ito na mataas ang bilihin. Yung iba inuutukan ang applicants. They bargain for low salary. Also, when you have medical condition like hypertension, they will not consider you sa full coverage ng health card. There are times na yung projects/accounts na pinapatrabaho, mayroong 3 in 1, ikaw na ang CSR, tech support, billing!! Unfortunately, mayroong parang fraud.

  • Jake Lopez

    There should be a lot more incentives for investors to engage in manufacturing. Take note that the vacancies listed above are mostly service oriented industries. Government should start weighing options like should we allow cheap ukay-ukay or ban it to allow our garments industry to grow again? Should we allow imported used vehicles at the expense of our local auto assembly industry? Can we give incentives to Marikina shoe producers (most have closed shop) and allow rebirth of our shoe industry? We are a nation of 100M yet we could not even manufacture can openers, or spoons and forks, or pots and pans. We even import bamboo BBQ skewers and chopsticks while we have abundant supply of bamboo. We could not produce enough coco-net matting although there is a huge worldwide demand for it. We could also revive our abaca industry as there is now a world-wide clamor for environmentally friendly materials.

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