DOLE Considers Home-Based Jobs as Best Alternatives for OFWs
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DOLE Considers Home-Based Jobs as Best Alternatives for OFWs

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) cites home and internet-based employment as one of the best career alternatives for returning OFWs amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

DOLE, along with the Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) and the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) conducted a seminar entitled “Pano maging OFW ng hindi lumalabas ng ‘Pinas?” on Sunday, November 22 in Singapore. 

The seminar tackles different approaches on how displaced and returning OFWs can thrive amid the pandemic. 

Labor Attaché Saul De Vries stated, “Virtual careers are alternative options for those who lost their jobs due to COVID-19 as well as those who do not want to work away from their families.”

De Vries also noted how the COVID-19 pandemic has displaced many OFWs in Singapore and other countries.

Meanwhile, ILS Executive Director Ahmma Charisma Satumba expressed how virtual careers provide a wide range of opportunities for OFWs and other workers. 

Additionally, ILS Webinar Resource Speaker Ann Kristine Peñaredondo stated that “virtual career allows one to work at the comfort of [their] home, earn different currencies and serve different businesses.”

Peñaredondo added that virtual careers sometimes create misconceptions, doubts, and fear, as they are “novel” and have not been fully explored by a majority of people. She also discussed that although convenient, virtual careers are not for everyone. 

The seminar talked about the pros and cons of home and internet-based careers and discussed how such OFWs can utilize them to their advantage. 

They also discussed that writers, accountants, bloggers, advertisers, bookkeepers, coders, software engineers, illustrators, videographers, and many other skilled professionals can likewise build their virtual careers if they want to.

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) cites home and internet-based employment as one of the best career alternatives for returning OFWs amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

DOLE, along with the Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) and the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) conducted a seminar entitled “Pano maging OFW ng hindi lumalabas ng ‘Pinas?” on Sunday, November 22 in Singapore. 

The seminar tackles different approaches on how displaced and returning OFWs can thrive amid the pandemic. 

Labor Attaché Saul De Vries stated, “Virtual careers are alternative options for those who lost their jobs due to COVID-19 as well as those who do not want to work away from their families.”

De Vries also noted how the COVID-19 pandemic has displaced many OFWs in Singapore and other countries.

Meanwhile, ILS Executive Director Ahmma Charisma Satumba expressed how virtual careers provide a wide range of opportunities for OFWs and other workers. 

Additionally, ILS Webinar Resource Speaker Ann Kristine Peñaredondo stated that “virtual career allows one to work at the comfort of [their] home, earn different currencies and serve different businesses.”

Peñaredondo added that virtual careers sometimes create misconceptions, doubts, and fear, as they are “novel” and have not been fully explored by a majority of people. She also discussed that although convenient, virtual careers are not for everyone. 

The seminar talked about the pros and cons of home and internet-based careers and discussed how such OFWs can utilize them to their advantage. 

They also discussed that writers, accountants, bloggers, advertisers, bookkeepers, coders, software engineers, illustrators, videographers, and many other skilled professionals can likewise build their virtual careers if they want to.

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