Over 200K jobs expected to open in UAE: DOLE

Posted at 02/06/14 5:53 PM

MANILA – Thousands of jobs in the hospitality sector are expected to open up ahead of the 2020 World Expo in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said on Thursday.

DOLE Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz cited a report of the Office of the Middle East and African Affairs (OMEAA) of the Department of Foreign Affairs on the prospects of jobs expected to be created in the United Arab Emirates as a result of Dubai's successful bid to host the 2020 World Expo.

“The report said jobs will be created in the construction, real estate, hospitality, aviation, retail, and services sector in the UAE,” said Baldoz.

Baldoz said the both low-level and professional jobs will also be in demand.

The DOLE chief reminded Filipino workers willing to work in the UAE to make sure, through the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), that their employment is legal.

"Don’t be victimized by illegal recruiters; don’t be scammed; and don’t deal with unscrupulous persons mouthing rosy promises," she said.