Pandemic closes 81 recruitment agencies | Inquirer News

Pandemic closes 81 recruitment agencies

/ 05:12 AM December 19, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — A total of 81 recruitment agencies have closed down since the COVID-19 pandemic, mostly those offering land-based jobs, according to Bernard Olalia, administrator of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration.

But Olalia said the demand for Filipino workers abroad, especially health-care and factory workers, had started to pick up.

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Olalia said 13 main offices of recruitment agencies and 68 branches had given notices of their temporary closure. —Leila B. Salaverria

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