Exciting opportunities await in the Middle East!
The Middle East is home to over 2 million Filipinos making it the second top source region for OFW remittances just after the Americas. This boom in the migrant population stems from the vastly growing opportunities for Filipinos to find work and make a living in the region. From Saudi Arabia to the UAE, we list down the in-demand jobs you can apply for right now.
Nurses & Healthcare Workers
As with most Middle Eastern countries, nurses are considered essential workers thus is a high demand for nurses from other countries. The Philippines is a high exporter of nurses makes it a perfect opportunity for those seeking to work abroad as a medical professional.
Many companies are always on the lookout for driving professionals, whether it be a truck driver for long-haul transport or a personal driver for car rentals. If you are experienced behind the wheel and enjoy driving around the scenic urban landscape then this role might be the fit for you.
Cleaners & Housekeepers
As is the importance of healthcare professionals at this time, the demand for qualified cleaners is also high for hospitals and clinics in the Middle East. Cleanliness and sanitation are top priorities in these times so openings are available in medical facilities and even hospitality businesses such as hotels. Also, with the recent news, domestic workers such as cleaners and housekeepers are once again allowed for deployment in the UAE. Albeit at limited capacity, this still opens a massive opportunity for Filipinos seeking employment in the region.
For those with sales experience or seeking to pursue a sales career, there are many openings in the Middle East and especially in the Emirates for your chosen path. Required certifications include a Vocational Certificate and a GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) License which allows you to work in six Middle Eastern countries—Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman.
Restaurants & Dining
Filipinos are known for their culinary prowess and hospitable nature, skills that are in high demand in KSA and UAE right now! Many roles such as Restaurant Workers, Food Servers, Attendants, and Waiters/Waitresses are open for those aspiring to pursue F&B ventures in the Middle East.
Skilled work is always in high demand in the Middle East, welders particularly have competitive wages in the country which many can pursue. Qualified individuals can seek many jobs in UAE’s booming construction sector where new developments are currently on the rise.
Technicians & Mechanics
Of the many skilled jobs that are in high demand in the Middle East, technician and mechanic roles are some of the most lucrative and diverse fields that Filipinos can pursue. From medical technicians such as radiology and ultrasound to more mechanical applications such as elevator technicians and refrigeration—if you are skilled in these mechanical fields then these roles are sure to satisfy you.