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Papua New Guinea in the market for Filipino teachers

By: - Reporter / @santostinaINQ
/ 01:21 AM December 14, 2013

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz: Impressed INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—More lucrative jobs await Filipino teachers in Papua New Guinea, according to the Department of Labor and Employment.

According to Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz, 81 teachers and lecturers are urgently needed for deployment to Papua New Guinea as part of the initial phase of manpower recruitment under a newly signed agreement between the Philippines and that country.

She said that those who will be hired could earn between P700,000 and P800,000 annually.

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“Papua New Guinea is in need of lecturers and teachers to work in the Department of Education. The manpower recruitment is an ongoing, yet urgent requirement,” said Baldoz.

She added that those who will qualify will be petitioned under the Papua New Guinea government’s working visa status.

The manpower requirements needed are lecturers on physics; biology and biological technician; building architecture; civil engineering; surveying; drafting; economic; management; and electrical engineering (power and electronics).

The vacancies needed for teachers/instructors  are for motor vehicle; diesel heavy equipment fitter; heavy equipment fitter; metal fabrication and welding; automotive electrical; tourism; housekeeping; mathematics A; physics; chemistry; graphic and drawing;  ICT; academic subjects ( math/science); general mathematics; physics; chemistry; biology; information technology; physical education and library electronic.

Baldoz added that applicants who meet the requirements will be shortlisted and interviewed by representatives of Papua New Guinea’s Department of Education.

The agreement between the Philippines and Papua New Guinea, which  is  in effect for five years, spells out the framework for areas of cooperation between the two governments on matters relating to labor—how to facilitate labor market access and accord labor mobility in accordance with existing rules and regulations in the Philippines and Papua New Guinea.

Based on POEA records, OFW deployment to Papua New Guinea has been on the rise during the last four years: 3,296 deployed in 2009; 4,134 in 2010; 9,084 in 2011; and 15,520 in 2012.

There are about 23,230 Filipino workers in Papua New Guinea, majority, or 92.5 percent, of whom are in production and manufacturing, professional services, administrative and managerial workers, clerical workers, sales workers, and service workers.

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