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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

DMW: Romania opens door wider for OFWs

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JOBS await Filipino workers in Romania following reaffirmation of bilateral ties between the two countries amid observance of the Philippines-Romania Friendship Week, according to the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW).

In a statement, DMW officer in charge Hans Leo Cacdac said Romania looks forward to hiring more Filipino workers as demand for labor workers in the former satellite state of the Soviet Union is high.

“The strong partnership between the Philippines and Romania in upholding safe and fair labor migration practices and the stories of dedication, perseverance, and resilience of our OFWs in Romania was shown during the Philippines—Romania Friendship Week,” Cacdac said.

Meanwhile, Romanian Ambassador to the Philippines Râduta Dana Matache expressed gratitude to the DMW for the hospitality and emphasized that better job opportunities await Filipino workers in her country.  

“Filipinos in Romania have adapted very well, and they are happy. Their disposable income is higher than that of other European countries because the cost of living is much lower. We look forward to welcoming more Filipino workers to respond to the high demand for labor in Romania,”  Matache said. 

There are 2,000 Filipino temporary migrants in Romania, most working in factories, automotive and production lines, or domestic housekeeping.

The DMW and its Romanian counterparts are now exploring labor cooperation to recruit OFWs including IT workers, truck drivers, factory workers, and caregivers.

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